Social Actions helps individuals and organizations use social media to plan, implement, and support peer-to-peer social change campaigns so that grassroots solutions to local and global problems can flourish. I have blogged about them before (and am involved as a project mentor), most recently here.
Today, Social Actions launched a plug-in for WordPress bloggers that will place ‘possibly related classroom projects’ from DonorsChoose.org at the bottom of posts, so that readers can find opportunities to take action to help classrooms around the world. DonorsChoose.org “is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.”
Social Action Labs, Lead Programmer, Eric Cooper, really did a lot to make this happen and deserves lots of props. So does Joe Solomon and Peter Deitz from Social Actions, as well as the rest of the crew.
If you have WordPress, why not check it out! I will be installing it tonight and you can watch the blog here to see it live in action! I’d love to hear your feedback about the new plug-in and ideas for other ways Social Actions Labs can be working to build actionable content you and your organization can use! Learn more on the Social Actions website.