In preparation for an upcoming social media training, I asked the participants what social media tools they would most like to learn more about. I was surprised by how many of them said that they would like to better understand RSS feeds, so I thought I’d share a little overview with you, in case you’d like to learn about them too.
RSS is often described as standing for “really simple syndication.” The Wikipedia definition is a pretty good one. RSS is a, “family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.”
Now, you might be wondering, why should I care about RSS feeds?
Many of the artists and craftspeople who sell their work on Etsy have designated percentages of their sales to be donated to nonprofits working in Haiti.
Two Etsy shops, Craft Hope, and Hearts for Haiti, are collecting donated items from other Etsy sellers. The profits from both stores will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Collectively, the shops have raised over $30,000.
If you would like to donate work to Craft Hope, according to the Craft Hope blog post, State of Hope, they have stopped taking donations for two weeks so that they can, “get a more formal system in place for accepting donations.” If you would like to donate pieces to Hearts for Haiti, see the shop’s policies for donation guidelines.
What are other examples of how artists and craftspeople are raising money for relief organizations working in Haiti?
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DIYers Get Crafty to Aid Haiti on Planet Green
Etsy Hosts Hearts for Haiti Shop on Cara’s Scrap ‘N Stamp Art
For Haiti on Happy Shack