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Help Haiti and get a social media workshop for your team/group/company

David, Wayne, Mur, Jeff, Brian and myself thought this was a great way to give a little something to help those in need in Haiti. Help us help others by helping you. Win-Win-Win.

David B. Thomas shares these details on his blog:

Recently Mitch Joel and Joseph Jaffe promised to auction off keynote addresses for Haiti relief, with their services going to the highest bidder. This idea inspired me to do something similar here in the Triangle. As with all human endeavors involving more than one person, it took some time to organize, but we’ve got the participants lined up, so let’s get this started.

We will plan and present a half-day social media workshop to the Triangle-area company that makes the highest donation to Red Cross Haiti relief, with a reserve of $1000. The workshop will be held onsite at your company and tailored to your needs. I’ve lined up a solid group of social media professionals to make this a truly valuable event:

Wayne Sutton, nationally known blogger at http://socialwayne.com and social media/community strategist for Twine Interactive,

Jeff Cohen, a social media consultant and practitioner and one of the principles ofSocialMediaB2B.com, one of the most active and useful sites for social media for business,

Mur Lafferty, award-winning podcasting author, writer, blogger, and speaker, co-author of Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, host of I Should Be Writing, the Tor.com Story podcast, and several fiction podcasts,

Brian McDonald, marketing director at Zencos, blogger at http://squarejawmedia.com and Social Media VP of the Triangle chapter of the American Marketing Association,

Ryan Boyles, community manager at IBM, focused on connecting with customers and partners with social media and nurturing brand advocates with engagement inside and outside the company firewall,

David B. Thomas (me), social media manager at SAS, responsible for directing SAS’ social media strategy and the practical aspects of integrating social media into the company’s operations globally.

Ready to start the bidding? We’ll do it by email. Send your bids, starting at $1000, to trianglebenefit@gmail.com. We’ll keep the bidding open until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 19. The workshop will go to the company that promises by email before the deadline to make the highest donation over $1000 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. Once you’ve been notified that you’ve won the bid, you’ll be asked to provide proof of your donation before we plan the event.

A few common-sense rules: This auction is open to companies and organizations in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and environs). We will present the workshop at the donor company’s Triangle location or a Triangle site of your choosing. The winning donor company is responsible for providing the location and facilities. Any expenses related to the facility and the event, and any required materials, as well as any refreshments you want to provide, are the responsibility of the winning donor. In other words, we’re not bringing the coffee or pads and pencils or any of that stuff, and it would be great if you could supply a projector. Any tax implications of this donation are solely the responsibility of the donor company.

We’ll work with you to find a mutually-agreeable time for the workshop before June 1, 2010. 

If you know a company that would be interested, please help us by forwarding this, and sharing it with your networks. 

Please note: I’m involved in this and promoting it on my blog, but this is not an official SAS-sponsored event. All of the folks involved in this event are participating on their own and not as official representatives of their respective companies.

Please note: I’m involved in this and promoting it on my blog. This is not an official IBM-sponsored event. All of the fine people involved in this event are participating on their own and not as official representatives of their respective companies.

proust73:

Haiti: Is this the best picture in the world?
Meet Kiki, Boy Wonder, alive and well after eight days under the rubble of earthquake-blitzed Port au Prince.Kiki was saved after an incredible operation, in the Nazan district of the Haitan capital, mounted by US earthquake experts.The heroes and heroines were members of urban rescue squads from New York and Virginia, some of whom had been involved in the 9/11 horrors of New York in 2001.
©Matthew McDermott / Polaris / eyevine

proust73:

Haiti: Is this the best picture in the world?

Meet Kiki, Boy Wonder, alive and well after eight days under the rubble of earthquake-blitzed Port au Prince.

Kiki was saved after an incredible operation, in the Nazan district of the Haitan capital, mounted by US earthquake experts.

The heroes and heroines were members of urban rescue squads from New York and Virginia, some of whom had been involved in the 9/11 horrors of New York in 2001.

©Matthew McDermott / Polaris / eyevine

Haiti Benefit Shows: Jenny Lewis, Zach Galifianakis, Bon Iver, & More

twentyfourbit:

Jenny LewisSurely you’ve heard about Radiohead’s Haiti benefit show in LA or Fiona Apple’s “Love and Haiti, Too” at Largo by now, but here’s a new gig for people near NYC, as well as a couple more interesting Largo charity events.

BrooklynVegan and Bowery Presents have put together quite the comedy/music show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (formerly Northsix) on 6th St. in Brooklyn. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross and an orphanage in Haiti personally chosen by Zach Galifianakis, who is performing alongside the Daily Show’s Wyatt Cynac, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, St. Vincent, Janeane Garofalo, and “possibly more TBA.” For ticket info and more, go thataway.

We mentioned Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, and Gillian Welch’s benefit at Largo earlier today, but we missed two more important shows being held at the LA club next week. LAist reports that Largo will host “Love and Haiti: A Comedy Benefit” on Monday (Jan. 25) and “Song Circle for Haiti: Jenny Lewis & Friends” on Tuesday (Jan. 26).

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Hope for Haiti Now

inothernews:

stranded (haiti, mon amour) | jay-z, rihanna, bono & the edge

You can listen to the track then head to iTunes to buy it.  All proceeds go toward Haiti relief.