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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SW 2.0 Column Sneak Peek - Mother's Red Dress Film

UPDATE (6/16/11): The archived chat from last night can be found here.

Folks, the next sw 2.0 column (archives here) will focus on Kickstarter, a really cool web site that helps one raise funds for creative projects.

Here's a peek at one of the projects using Kickstarter to be profiled in the article, a social issue film called Mother's Red Dress that explores how one family attempts to cope with the effects of domestic violence:

There are only a couple more days to support this film on Kickstarter! If you are interested in learning more you can chat with John Paul Rice, one of the filmmakers, live tonight at 6pm PST (9pm EST, click here to chat), or visit their Kickstarter page.

I hope you are as excited about this project as I am and look for the article coming soon!


  1. Thanks to all who have shared this page and for those who wanted to watch our Ustream broadcast, here is the link to the archived video: 

  2. Nice sneak peek. Looking forward to the social work 2.0 article. I'm wondering if crowd-funding is another way nonprofits and even social work schools can diversify their funding streams and grant+government priorities shift. We are hoping to use crowdsourcing, to populate all the human service programs in the US.