[T]hose of you with an interest in weblogs for business may want to attend the BloggingWorks workshop in Chicago on October 3. Hosted by 37 Signals and Coudal Partners, this day of hands-on seminars should help you find out about how your company can use weblogs, or find out ways to refine the weblogs you've already implemented.
I'll be attending, and I expect that with hosts like 37 Signals and Coudal Partners, BloggingWorks will be an exceptionally informative and compelling experience. We're also planning to offer TypePad discounts to attendees who wish to give the service a try.
Dang. Missed a chance to hang with rock star Anil Dash while he was in town for that. Not that I would have attended the workshop or nothing. . .
RAINN does not receive any government funding, so fundraising projects are a necessity to keep the organization going. The latest fundraising project is a beautiful 14-month calendar featuring Tori Amos. It is a collaboration between thirteen artists, each image inspired by Amos' music.
[. . .] Usually, 88 cents of every dollar donated to RAINN is used to directly benefit program services for victims, the rest going to operating costs. Since all the artists donated their work for the calendar, 100% of the proceeds are going to RAINN. [Kelley Bevis, RAINN's Outreach Director] explains, "While we do many outreach and education programs, the proceeds from this calendar will go towards funding the actual hotline. This year, our calls are up more than 20%, and we are receiving more than 10,000 calls a month, so demand is high and funding is necessary." The Tori Amos calendar, only $13.50, is available for purchase at http://www.rainn.org/calendar.html.
Of course, between this and the Hedwig cd, I've got some half-formed notion about artists -- generally not the most financially well-off folks around -- supporting Good Causes with their work. . . no, that would require more thought than I'm up to at the moment.
I'll just point out that I put the Scarleteen donation graphic back up, and ask if you think it works with the new design.
Update: Noted in the comments for the next entry, there's an (extremely brief) interview with Colson Whitehead up at the Village Voice site.
Ok, maybe I can't segue after all. . .