Never Fear, 'zooGooders Are Here

10.21.2010By


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no — it’s the ‘zooGooders!

The Razoo Team, with help from Zoetica, spent the last few weeks crawling the social good space to assemble a group of leading social good voices online. Today, we are happy to announce the ‘zooGooder Council, a powerful group of social innovators that will test the DonateAnywhere widget, share best practices, and lead open Twitter chats.

As with anyone using the DonateAnywhere widget, DonateAnywhere will allow these experts to complete the whole fundraising experience, from start to finish, on their own website or blog. ‘ZooGooders will be participating in a fundraising challenge with each other, competing for the esteemed title of Razoo ‘zooGooder Overall Champion of the Year. It will be fun to see what the ‘ZooGooders come up with.

For you — whether you’re a nonprofit executive or individual interested in changing the world — this will be a privileged opportunity to see top online nonprofits, fundraisers, and philanthropists at work. How can you benefit benefit from the ‘zooGooder mood?

  1. Follow @Razoo and watch the hashtag #zooGood on Twitter. @Razoo will be sharing learnings from the event, and #zooGood will be the tag for all program-related discussion. See what ‘zooGooders are talking about and feel free to ask a question yourself!
  2. Join the ‘zooGooder Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST. Follow the hashtag #zooGood to keep up with the discussion. Leading experts will take turns moderating the chat each week.
  3. Check out the ‘zooGooders on Twitter. We’ve made a handy ‘zooGooder Twitter list for your convenience.
  4. Watch the Razoo Impact blog and “like” Razoo Giving on Facebook. We’ll be keeping you abreast on best practices, telling stories, and a play-by-play of the ‘zooGooder fundraising challenges.

So, who made the all-star team? Please welcome the following members on the ‘zooGooder council:

• Andre Blackman of Pulse and Signal.
• Tom Dawkins of Out There and Back Again.
• Nicole D’Alonzo of Niki’s Notes
• Abby Flottemesch of Atlas Corps
• John Haydon of his eponymous blog, http://www.johnhaydon.com
• Rachel Matthews of A Southern Fairy Tale
• William Neuheisel of DC Central Kitchen
• Armando Rayo of El Mundo de Mando
• Jennifer Roccanti of Miriam’s Kitchen
• Amber Rodriguez of Noah’s Kitchen
• Jenna Sauber at Lagniappe
• Andy Sternberg of his eponymous blog, http://andysternberg.com/
• Andrea Weckerle of CiviliNation
• Jennifer Windrum of WTF Lung Cancer

Read more about the ‘zooGooder program on its main page.