Crowdsourcing Change: Applying the Social Web to Some Great Philly Projects

Tuesday, February 5, 2013: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Get ready for another edition of our popular “Crowdsourcing Change” program on Net Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  Crowdsourcing Change is a fun format for learning, sharing and potentially making a significant contribution to worthy local projects. In case you’ve never been to one of these lively events, here’s how it works: Each presenting organization shares how they’re using online marketing and social media/networking to achieve their goals and objectives. Then the crowd (that’s you!) participates in a facilitated discussion about how each organization may use the social web to even greater effect. 

We’ve lined up three diverse and interesting local nonprofits, eager to receive the wisdom of the crowd:


Career Wardrobe

Caitlin Day, Education and Outreach Manager
Heather Bennett, Operations and Marketing Manager

Career Wardrobe (Twitter: @CareerWardrobe) provides a range of support services, including clothing, skill development and confidence building programs to help low-income women throughout the Philadelphia region successfully navigate the challenging transition into the workforce. Since 1995, the organization has assisted nearly 75,000 women, and it also owns and operates The Wardrobe Boutique, which sells recycled clothing to benefit Career Wardrobe programs and services.


Southeast Asian American Digital Archive

Samip Mallick, Executive Director & President

The South Asian American Digital Archive (Twitter: @SAADAonline)
(SAADA) is the only independent non-profit organization working to document, preserve and provide access to the rich history of South Asians in the United States. Through its digital archive, outreach and educational programming SAADA examine the importance of the past in shaping the future and ensures that important stories from its community are preserved for future generations.


1812 Productions

Tyler Melchior, Marketing and Public Relations Director
R. Eric Thomas, Marketing and Public Relations Assistant

1812 Productions (Twitter: @1812Productions) is the only professional theater company in the country dedicated to comedy. Since 2000 they have helped keep Philadelphia laughing by creating and presenting shows that explore and celebrate our sense of community, our history and our humanity. Staging comedy in it’s many forms, 1812 features original work as well as presentations by established and emerging playwrights.


Doors open at 6 PM on February 5 at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.  Light fare is available, and RSVP’s are appreciated for planning. Not in Philly? Or can’t make it downtown? Watch the live Internet stream at, and contribute your questions and comments via our Twitter backchannel (hashtag: #phlnet2).

So, come and join us with your questions, insights and perspectives, and help these local organizations more effectively use social tools to achieve their very worth objectives.  This is a great learning and sharing opportunity – not only for the presenting organizations, but for all participants!

Thanks to the American Friends Service Committeefor sponsorship.