It’s the 7th edition of highlighting awesome nonprofits, their leaders, and their use of technology. Today, we get to hear from the founder of a social entrepreneurship that mixes business and nonprofit efforts to help people affected by the sex slave trade. Let me introduce you to Kristen Keen (blog) from Rethreaded (facebook). Check out her organization, her thoughts on life, and how facebook has helped her raise money… enjoy!
Passionate, driven, messy, a connector of people, adventurous, visionary.
Organization – Tweet
We are a social entrepreneurship that seeks to give freedom to people affected by the local and global sex trade by offering safe, life giving, sustainable work.
Best Book Ever
I can never remember the names or the authors of the book i read…..The Kite Runner, Pillars of the earth, The diary of May Dodd….I can’t pick just one.
Favorite Mobile App
Square- it lets us take credit cards anywhere we go.
Biggest Work-Related Challenge
Keeping my life organized.
Have grace for yourself and those around you. Love wins.
Favorite 90′s Show or Movie
Friends and Cosby Show.
How are you harnessing technology to simplify work
Well, once I get over how intimidated I am about using more technology in my work, its amazing how much it helps. I have a google number, drop box and google docs all of which I didn’t know about when I first started this business. And Facebook…it allows us to reach so so so many more people then I ever thought possible. We recently won $1000 grant in a local contest because we had the most votes. This was because of Facebook.
What problems exist (if any) with the blending of technology and your work
Me!!!! I really am not the biggest fan of computers but once i take the time to learn something new its amazing how much for efficient it makes Rethreaded.
Kristen has given us great options for discussion. Social Entrepreneurships. Sex Trade – awareness, how to fight, and what to do. Life Lessons. Social Media Marketing. An intro into mobile giving with Square (which is a great app, and now Paypal has one too!). It’s wide open where comments can go, share what you’d like today!
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