Saturday, 9 September 2017

Stop talking. Start doing.

I'm loving the new Stonewall campaign.

It's all about taking an action. Any action. 

And I'm all for that.

Stop talking about stuff.

Start doing stuff.

Not everyone can take to the streets.

But everyone can do something to make a stand for the things they believe in.

We're going to see more campaigns like this.

More campaigns where the first action is a small action taken online.

More campaigns with the objective of growing the crowd.

Because as someone much smarter than me said...

"You can't crowdfund without a crowd".

Seems simple right.

So, what are you waiting for?


Maybe it's time to stop talking about how you're going to change fundraising. And start doing.

Friday, 1 September 2017

MobileMagic: the 46 edition...

Scale of Messaging Landscape 2017. Another article which includes my current graph crush. The one that shows messaging app use out stripping social media site use. Swoon.

A (not so) humble brag. Mobilise is five…

How Asos gets 58 percent of customers to buy on mobile. How many donations do you get from mobile?

This edition’s bot article. Our experiment using Facebook chatbots to improve humanitarian assistance.

Facebook Live has loads of potential for campaigners & fundraisers. This is a great article from MobilisationLab on how to do it right. How to use Facebook Live to extend your reach and scale movements.

The revolution will be WhatsApped. Colombia's path from revolution to social media campaign. Another banger from MobilisationLab.

Those last two are a taste of the type of thing I’m including in my newsletter. Do Something. Anything. Where I’m collating the best mobile type links with a whole bunch of other stuff from fundraising to activism all with a digital or technological slant.

You can see previous issues and sign up here.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Fishers of Men

Fishers of Men (Documentary) by migrantoffshoreaidstation

This is an incredibly moving documentary telling the story of MOAS.

The fact that as I type there is a boat in the Mediterranean with sole objective of preventing organisations like MOAS save lives is a disgrace.

Donate to MOAS here.

Take action & educate yourself here.

History will not judge our generation kindly.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

MobileMagic: the 'WHAT?!' edition...

Erm, bit excited...

Stand for Rights the Facebook Live telethon we worked on, raising money for the ACLU has been nominated for an Emmy. Yes. An Emmy. Hold me. Emmys: Nominations Reflect Virtual Reality Growth.

Anyway. Here is the magic...

An Ingenious Texting Bot from @SFMOMA. This is a cool application.

Please Prove You’re Not a Robot. We will be destroyed by robots, but not in the way we thought.

Amazon is reportedly working on a messaging app called Anytime. Soooooooooo. Facebook are obsessed by messaging and now Amazon. Reckon there might be something in this.

What charities could teach Tories about telephone cold-calling.  Included without comment. Written by one of my favourite digital people in the world, Lauren White.

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