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let's consider "liking" each other's NGO/etc. groups' Facebook pages

if interested, many applicants & other WP community members have causes & orgs that are worthy & that NEED our support. We can "like" their groups' facebook pages. Which will give them more internet social networking & exposure. We are all over the planet - we can help them extend their voice & work, in this way, so others in our fb networks may learn about them. (if FB is available to you -- it's blocked in mainland China, for example).

When I did that for one of the VOF applicant's NGOs, which came from a Resource request, I also wrote on the org.'s Facebook page that I had been introduced to that org. by someone from WP ( in thinking more about this, perhaps better not to give the WP contact's name, although we might mention his/her country -- in case there are security issues) ... & then I mentioned on that org.'s FB page about WP , gave a very brief description of the WP mission, and asked anyone interested to chk out WP's network.

For one example, this is what I wrote on the org's page after I "liked" it:
"Greetings - I came to this page thru a woman involved w/ [name of that org.] in Pakistan, via World Pulse. If interested in WP, plse join their network, which seeks to empower citizen journalists & bring women's issues into the mainstream media. It also helps women to become skilled in civil society via health & education. Keep the Faith, {org. name]!"

That's a full circle, & you never know who might become a big WP supporter or community member from that. It also helps promote WP as the go-to place for social networking re. women's issues.

All that took about 7 minutes to do -- assuming yr internet is treating you well today. ( -:

I love social networking & the Web because it is EXPONENTIAL!!

Comments

In thinking more about this, perhaps better not to give the WP contact's name, although we might mention his/her country -- in case there are security issues. Your thoughts on that??

I fixed my 1st FB post to the applicants' org's FB page by going back to my post -- i copied copied my text, deleted it, then edited it & reposted WITHOUT my WP contact's name. OK, that took another 3 minutes.

For one example, this is what I wrote after I revised it (& feel free to 'cannibalize'[take parts of] this , if desired):
"Greetings - I came to this page thru a woman involved w/ [name of that org.] in Pakistan, via World Pulse. If interested in WP, plse join their network, which seeks to empower citizen journalists & bring women's issues into the mainstream media. It also helps women to become skilled in civil society via health & education. Keep the Faith, [org. name]!"

One way to make this easier for all us busy humans is to keep some text on yr desktop, then just copy it onto the org's FB page when "liking" that org.

love to hear yr thgts of any kind on any of this.
enjoy your day, i hope.

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

BTW, the org I "liked" is
Foundation For Rural Development (FRD).
You can search for them via FB or look for their own website - -which may hv a FB link as well.

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

link address

this is the link of Foundation for Rural development sending for convenience of others. Click and hit the like.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foundation-For-Rural-Development-FRD/22659...

and thanks for your support. hope that others will also like it.

Debra K Adams MA's picture

interesting!

I liked your fb page and went to your blog - awesome!

if you wanted to like my FB pages?

www.facebook.com/SelfEmpowermentStrategies

www.facebook.com/SurvivorsInService

www.facebook.com/3DVasLLC

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

Done

Thank you Debra for liking my page. I liked your page as well.

Vweta's picture

Great! Thanks for sharing

Great!

Thanks for sharing this. Networking is a great way to get exposure.

Thoughts,

Our Voices make the WORLD PULSate...
Vweta.

Debra K Adams MA's picture

nice work

I liked your fb page and went to your blog - awesome!

if you wanted to like my FB pages?

www.facebook.com/SelfEmpowermentStrategies

www.facebook.com/SurvivorsInService

www.facebook.com/3DVasLLC

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

Phionah Musumba's picture

You just nailed it, Tina!

Wow!
Its an awesome idea. Although I also liked the same organization, I didn't write on their page.
This would work wonders for our page too! Malkia Empowerment Network it is, please like and let guys tell us theirs to reciprocate!

Love you guys,

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

surfgirl-CA's picture

i love yr name - Phionah. As

i love yr name - Phionah. As in the Celtic Fiona?? Are you called "Fee" ?!

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

Phionah Musumba's picture

Wow!

I just smiled. Am told its the same. Only the spelling differs. Apparently, my dad wanted me to answer to Fiona, but mama insisted on Phionah, and as you know, mamas always win!
My friends call me Phy.
I love your name too.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

surfgirl-CA's picture

haha, Phy/Fi/"Fee" - i'm

haha, Phy/Fi/"Fee" - i'm giggling too -- enjoy yr day/night over there in Kenya. Hope the post-election thing is sorting itself out w/o big problems. best, T.

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

Phionah Musumba's picture

Hehehe, T!

Its almost midnight here. You just brightened my night. It is commendable how Kenyans have maintained peace in the just concluded power transition. I bet guys learnt the hard way that however hard they fight and kill each other, the leaders they fight over still manage to coexist; they eat together, play golf together and their kids also attend international schools and universities outside the ensuing violence. Peace continues to prevail. It would be in order to give ourselves a pat on the back!
Warmest regards,

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

glad to hear the Kenyans are experiencing peace after most recent elections - I remember the last ones & that was awful. I guess I wld add that the leaders will coexist as long as they can share the profits on the resources. The little guys don't get the trickle-down often but they keep fighting for their 'leaders.' BTW, I am an enormous fan of Wangari Maathai & all her org. How I wld hv loved to protect her when she was going thru all that. I'm sorry she passed on. To all women warriors for peace! ---

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

Phionah Musumba's picture

Thank you!

I really applaud my countryfolk for their foresight. The events of 2007/8 are still fresh festering wounds. The IDPs are yet to be resettled. Who would take a machete to their neighbour who used to assist them and stay in the cold tent for 5+ years as the guys they fought over enjoy life as usual?
Am glad you are a Wangari Maathai champion; she will always be not only my role model, but my heroine number one.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

Debra K Adams MA's picture

liked!

I liked your fb page and went to your blog - awesome!

if you wanted to like my FB pages?

www.facebook.com/SelfEmpowermentStrategies

www.facebook.com/SurvivorsInService

www.facebook.com/3DVasLLC

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

I just "liked" the organizations. Please like my organization and pass it on.

https://www.facebook.com/PeopleWeaver

Thanks.

Jeanne

http://www.peopleweaver.org

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

Done

Dear Jeanne I liked your organization. do like mine as well here is link

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foundation-For-Rural-Development-FRD/22659...

thanks in anticipation

PeopleWeaver's picture

Done

Hi, I just liked your organization. Jeanne

Debra K Adams MA's picture

liked yours

I liked your fb page and went to your blog - awesome!

if you wanted to like my FB pages?

www.facebook.com/SelfEmpowermentStrategies

www.facebook.com/SurvivorsInService

www.facebook.com/3DVasLLC

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

PeopleWeaver's picture

Facebook

Hi,

I liked your three FB pages. My page is at https://www.facebook.com/PeopleWeaver

Jeanne

which is under Pulsewire. I would not have seen that "resource request" to like that group's page if it had not "bled through" to my inbox. And there's LOT of stuff pouring into my inbox related to WP currently!

so you might also consider posting yr groups' "like" requests there as well - where it may reach the entire WP community. If they see it - not sure who sees those resource requests. Mrbeckbeck may be able to inform us re. that function.

will look at your groups as soon as I can. Thx for yr comments - always appreciated.

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

loretta's picture

Well and good.

I support your initiative, but the issue is, we use pen names on World Pulse and a real name on FB, so someone might not know who liked their page, I tried earlier and network let me down, I have now, but as I was about to write a comment, network problem again.

I hope we do this out of good faith and it's not viewed as an obligation to do so, some people really have serious security issues and they need to protect themselves as much as they can.

Let's keep the support and be cautious!

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

waiting

yes loretta i am waiting for your like

loretta's picture

I have.

As I said, it will not show as Loretta. When I liked the page, it had 226 likes and mine would make it 227.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

Aysha Ibrahim's picture

Thank you

Ok thank you so much loretta. I respect your privacy. Stay blessed

hi Loretta - yes, I agree - the security issue is important to realize -- appreciate your remarks on that.

I also agree w/ yr point about not feeling this is an obligation - absolutely. The ease w/ which we can like things on FB etc. can make it automatic or rote-feeling. A lot of my friends didn't want email at first becz it felt like it wld become an overwhelming new task in their lives. I have resisted having a smart phone becz I don't want pressure to have to reply to other ppl's non-business emails "within an hour," as they sometimes expect! The world gets too fast! Not everyone wants info or communication. I also don't like technology to insidiously create a ubiquitous energy/vibration in my lifestyle. But I did tell my friends:" email & social networking are just supposed to be tools. You need to run it, not let it run you."

In that regard, what I meant to propose above in this original thread is that if we see others' orgs that we relate to, we can expand our support & voices for them & for us. Doing that also raises WP's profile across the planet & connects like-minded change agents to WP. And us to them, of course. Hopefully , the best use of the web for the best aspects of networking.

Info overload can really drown me -- I have to stay focussed on my interests. I'd say 50% of my personal in-box is now filled w/ WP emails!

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

loretta's picture

That's true.

I have also neglected other aspects of my life due to networking. Reading has taken a knock and I know and understand how you feel about those endless e-mails.

I spend alsmost an hour deleting, unsubscribing etc. Your point is valid, support to relevant NGO's tha one can constructively contribute to. One other thing we shouldn't forget, is that we are poles apart and we would like to connect the dots and bring each other closer, so we wouldn't like to alienate others, as such, let's exercise sensitivity.

Keep strong and well.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

I'm OK w/ the WP member not knowing it was I who liked her site on FB. I'm not doing it so that the WP member will know I have done it. I am more doing it to expand the WP profile & my own networking. I also love & get great satisfaction when putting ppl together who can help each other -- I might become a match-maker in my late years!! (LOL) If I also want to make a connection to the member, I'll do that thru their personal email &/or friending them on WP. It can promote WP if my name is not attached to it, if I mention WP when liking their FB page.

This WP community site is so easy to use & is fluid -- it allows me to access & build relationships w/ ppl I think are sympatico or skilled or interesting. I resist any sense of obligation, & none is inferred by WP, as I perceive it (nor did I think you inferred that!). Let me try to say this better - i think the WP policy is so open-handed & basically unrestricted in wanting to promote connection. It feels like a very useable & valuable tool for me.

surfgirl-CA --
When we come from the willingness to love, not fear, we will see the best and highest materialize in our world.
Quand nous venons à partir de la volonté à l'amour, pas la peur, nous allons voir le meilleur et le plus élevé se matérialise

loretta's picture

indeed!

I think so too, for some time I wasn't conversant with World Pulse, I would only comment on other people's posts, but not regularly, because I was busy with something else. But since signing up for Voices of the Future, all else is suffering and even my FB friends are complaining.

World Pulse, I find serves my purpose to a point and I appreciate being part of it, I just don't regret joining it. So let's keep this pulse pulsating and see where it takes us - places.

Loretta.

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

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