FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2008
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

Spreading the word about Online Activism

RAN\'s SXSW Presentation What an inspirational week! The Rainforest Agribusiness campaigners, interns, and legions of supporters across the world have taken major steps to bring about the end of palm oil expansion into endangered ecosystems and displacing Indigenous communities. And they did it on the Internet! So many non-profits use the Internet merely to raise funds or to raise awareness about issues, but the supporters of Rainforest Action Network seem to have figured out how to use online action to accomplish strategic goals and make progress toward our mutual mission. That seems like an idea worth spreading. We have the opportunity to speak at a conference next spring doing just that, telling other non-profits how they can use the Internet to change the world, but we need your help: Vote for our panel at the South-by-Southwest Interactive Panel Picker! The conference organizers liked our panel idea but they're putting the final decision in your hands. If we get enough votes, we'll get a chance to tell other non-profits all about the amazing work that readers of this very blog achieved. We'd be leveraging people power to tell other organizations about how to leverage people power!

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