Archive for March, 2009

Event registration made easy, maybe too easy

Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Permalink

Eventbrite allows you to take advantage of event registration with only a few clicks of the mouse.

As their site states,

"Eventbrite makes it easy to set-up online registration for your non-profit event in just minutes… Eventbrite is the most effective online event management service for non-profit events."

Ok, this is rather interesting. A nice management system for organizing an event, but is it free? Yes and no. It is if the event is free, but if you charge for attendance, so do they (everybody’s gotta eat).

So the next time you put together an event or a little soiree, you can let everyone know and handle attendance using the computer; rather than the notebook left over from high school (the spiral bound one that shoots out confetti when you tear off a sheet of paper, oh yeah, I still have one)

Kiva + alerts = happy entrepreneurs

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | Permalink

kiva, loans that change livesI would love to help, but I don’t have time to find an entrepreneur. Oh, you’ll let me know when one comes along, how nice!

Kiva is now taking advantage of a Google Alerts type technology says Rick Turoczy. As technology improves so does the means of passing information. For those involved with Kiva, they can now receive a Kiva Alert when specific loan information becomes available. This is similar to Google Alerts which allows users to specify words or phrases that Google monitors for them. When an article appears that matches the specified word or phrase, Google emails it to the user.

Kiva is a nonprofit that has specialized in microlending to help combat poverty. By lending to entrepreneurs in developing nations, the impoverished community is directly supported. To make things better, since the money is loaned, it can be lent to another entrepreneur after its been repaid. How I do love recurrent philanthropy.