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The Power of Giving (And How BlogTalkRadio Hosts Can Help)

Today, JD Lasica, strategist, marketer,  journalist, and blogger, launched his show on BlogTalkRadio, with special guest, Pamela Hawley, fougivingnder of Universal Giving.  JD is the founder of top social media blog Socialmedia.biz, and Socialbrite.org, which focuses on social tools for the social good, and online philathropy.

In this timely interview, given the dire situation pamin Haiti, Pamela talks about the Universal Giving website, which allows people to give and volunteer with the top performing projects all over the world, and takes no cut of the donations.  Pamela also shares what she views as the best ways to donate to relief efforts in Haiti, as well as ways her site helps similar relief efforts year-round.

In addition, JD and Pamela touch on some of the corporations that are focusing on making a positive impact with their corporate social responsibility efforts.  Check out the chat, and keep an eye out for JD’s occasional shows that will spotlight  topics of interest to the social cause community.

If you, as a BlogTalkRadio host or listener, are looking for ways to get involved in the Haiti relief efforts, here are a few ways you can contribute and raise awareness with your show:

-Encourage listeners to contribute to one of the active text message donation systems:

Text “HAITI” to the number 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross
Text “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s foundation
Text “SAVE” to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children

-Post a “Ways to Help” list on your show profile’s blog and mention it to listeners during your show.

-Visit Universal Giving and research organizations that speak to you.  Some groups providing healthcare include Partners in Health, and Doctors Without Borders.

-Leverage these lists of resources that have been published by other media outlets, and stay updated on how you can help:
CNN
USA Today
NPR
The Huffington Post

Leave us a comment telling us ways you’ve gotten involved with the effort in Haiti, and ways you are using your BlogTalkRadio show to get the word out.