Are you looking for new fundraising models that are fun, engaging and use the social web? Come hear Matt Flannery, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiva.org, the first Web site to let anyone with a PayPal account be a "banker to the poor", and Pim Techamuanvivit (Chez Pim) a food blogger who raised $17,000 for UNICEF with her 2005 Menu for Hope campaign.
The second Tuesday of each month, social changemakers and web innovators get together to network, socialize and share ideas at Net Tuesday, an event produced by NetSquared, http://www.netsquared.org, a project of TechSoup, http://www.techsoup.org.
Matt Flannery began developing Kiva.org in late 2004 as a side-project while working as a computer programmer at TiVo Inc. In December 2005 Matt left TiVo to devote himself to Kiva.org full-time. As CEO, Matt is a 2006 Global Social Benefit Incubator entrepreneur and a featured blogger on the Skoll Foundation's Social Edge website. He graduated with a BS in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Analytical Philosophy from Stanford University. You can read Matt's blog "The Kiva Chronicles" on Social Edge at, http://kivachronicles.blogspot.com/
Pim Techamuanvivit grew up in Bangkok, was shipped off to study in other places, and somehow found herself living and loving it in the San Francisco Bay Area. She quit her Silicon Valley job in 2005 to pursue a career in food: the writing, reporting, and basically anything interesting thereof that comes her way. Her recipes, writings, and photographs have since appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appétit magazine, among others. You can read Pim’s blog, “Chez Pim” at http://chezpim.typepad.com/.
Official Website: http://netsquared.meetup.com/1/
Added by netsquared on November 15, 2006
It is going to be awesome. It is a great opportunity to get to hear two awesome people and projects in an intimate setting. We forgot to mention that Kiva was asked to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative this year!
There's a nice piece about Kiva in today's New York Times Magazine's "Year in Ideas": http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/magazine/10section4.t-6.html
Thanks for the link, Andrei!
SFGate's Tech Chronicles did a nice write up about Pim, Kiva and Net Tuesday last week too:
Be sure to stop by the Urban Alliance for Sustainability gathering at 111 Minna on the way to or from this event:
This sounds so cool. The last six weeks of the year are pretty rough for me, but I am a definite maybe.