Thursday, September 23, 2010

Umovement: Millennium Development Goals and social media

I have just been listening to a presentation about Umovement: "a global grass roots movement to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by developing/leveraging advanced social network technologies".

Essentially it is a database. You decide what sort of good you want to do and where, and Umovement will point you to NGOs that are involved in relevant projects.

Play with the system for a short while and you will be struck by the extraordinary number of organisations there are out there doing, we hope, good work.

The large NGOs represented here in New York are demanding government action and more government spending, but the new media are opening up new possibilities for individual philanthropy too.

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