You spend a lot of time creating great content and attracting an audience for your blog. What if you could use that influence to make a positive social impact? Now you can.
We’ve teamed up with SocialVibe, and now by adding the SocialVibe widget to your blog, you are able to earn donations for the charity of your choice by getting sponsored by a brand that appeals to you.
Each time someone visits your blog and engages with your brand (by rating a video, for example), you’re making a difference. That impact is immediately visible on your badge, i..e., ‘My blog has provided 63 cups of clean water for people in need.’
The money donated comes from your brand, so you and your readers never have to pay a dime.
In addition to earning donations, you’ll also get feedback from your charity about the difference they’re making thanks to you. By clicking the charity logo in the badge, you can find information about your cause and view real-time goal progress.
Setup is easy and only takes a few clicks – just go to Appearance->Widgets in your dashboard, add the SocialVibe widget and pick a cause and a charity. For more details you can find documentation in our support area. If you change your mind about your sponsor or cause, you can easily make adjustments by visiting your widget dashboard.
If you are running a self-hosted WordPress blog, be sure to grab the SocialVibe plugin.
With SocialVibe, our community can pool our individual influences to create positive change in the world.
- Jun 15, 2009 @ 4:58 pm
Jun 15th at 6:11 pm
Jun 15th at 6:15 pm
Jun 15th at 6:27 pm
Very, Very cool. Thanks a lot for this!
Jun 15th at 6:43 pm
Is anyone else experiencing glitches setting it up? I’ve tried on Safari and Firefox on my Mac and having issues with the causes and sponsor disappearing.
Jun 15th at 6:56 pm
this is great!
Jun 15th at 7:07 pm
This is so ridiculously fantastic, I think I’m going to start a brand-new blog, just for this!
Its fabulous – thanks for helping us change the world
Jun 15th at 7:08 pm
Incredible! I’ve added my badge already.
What a great addition, a blog for a cause.
Jun 15th at 7:13 pm
Cool – this is a great idea, I am adding it now.
Jun 15th at 7:31 pm
I have been planning on starting a new blog and I could set up something to relate with that new topic. I like this idea – thank you!
Jun 15th at 7:39 pm
I cant add this, it’s giving me a glitch every time, it says its on step 2, then the box goes white. Tried on firefox and safari on a mac.
Jun 15th at 7:41 pm
I love this idea. Thank you so much for this new feature.
Jun 15th at 7:46 pm
Also, why does my DOB, age and sex matter?
Jun 15th at 7:56 pm
Nice! I’m going to add this widget to all of my blogs right now!!
Jun 15th at 8:28 pm
As usual, WordPress is so much more refined and …so much cooler than everyone else.
Kudos to whomever thought this one up.
Jun 15th at 8:41 pm
Like it like it a lot. Very cool feature.
Jun 15th at 9:27 pm
that’s super fantastic!
Jun 15th at 9:55 pm
Jun 15th at 10:03 pm
Jun 15th at 11:06 pm
This is pretty cool – I think I’ll go check it out!
Jun 15th at 11:06 pm
Jun 15th at 11:52 pm
Jun 16th at 12:11 am
great idea! I look forward to adding this widget–and figuring out how to add one of the small 501c3s that I work with on climate change and bicycle advocacy!
Jun 16th at 12:47 am
Jun 16th at 1:14 am
Yeah..its a great idea, i have been use the badge in My blog, so cool! thanks aniway.
Jun 16th at 1:40 am
Now THAT is one cool idea!!!
Jun 16th at 1:56 am
Blogging will be more ‘social’ now. Thank you.
Jun 16th at 2:32 am
“SOCIAL” Media. Hello? Grrrrrrrrrrrrreat use of NEW! Media!!
Welcome to the future of Advertising! ThanX. Well done!
Jun 16th at 3:06 am
What a fantastic idea! Bravo!
Jun 16th at 4:10 am
this is a very excellent initiative! thanks!
Jun 16th at 4:39 am
I tried the socialvibe badge but it gives an error that the widget has been mis-configured.
I like this widget. A very nice way of promoting good causes.
Jun 16th at 4:59 am
How wonderful. I have never heard of this before. I will give it a try.
Jun 16th at 5:13 am
Somehow the widget doesn’t accept my password. When I go directly to socialvibe I can login without trouble. I am wondering if there is a trick to it or if that has something to do with my account being new (maybe some cache issue).
Jun 16th at 6:43 am
Jun 16th at 7:03 am
i love socialvibe.com. thank you for this wonderful idea
Jun 16th at 8:23 am
Lovely thing, the SocialVibe gadget. I have already subscribed, and now I am waiting to see if and when those who visit my site will visit SocialVibe. Perhaps people are not aware that they do not have to spend any of their own wealth. In my experience, many individuals shy away as soon as they come across anything or anybody associated or related to helping somebody or someone in need. Take my site and what I am trying to achieve. As soon as I engage into dialog about what, why and for who, the individual suddenly remember that ever so important meeting happening in a few seconds.
Jun 16th at 9:27 am
nice idea. I ‘ll try.
Jun 16th at 10:02 am
really fantastic!!! I’m going to add it ASAP!
Jun 16th at 11:17 am
A social responsibility of wordpress user. Great idea!
Jun 16th at 12:41 pm
Thanks for this useful tool. This is a wonderful idea, and I hope many bloggers take advantage of it. I would love to see 12for12k.org added to the list of causes.
Jun 16th at 12:52 pm
This is such a crap. Just like buying a soda makes the somalis less poor.
Jun 16th at 1:36 pm
Jun 16th at 1:39 pm
Why do I need to choose a big company to sponsor my donation campaign? Sorry, but is ridiculous to think only sponsored campaigns can exist. The most company make donations or create foundations to save taxes and get visibility on media. The idea is great but I think this is a ego filler for blog adicteds who really don’t make REAL things.
Jun 16th at 2:03 pm
It’s a great idea! If only I could get more than 4 hits per day, I’d be making a difference too
Jun 16th at 2:26 pm
Hi there! I have some troubles setting up this new widget, I complete the three steps an click on publish button, but then on my blog appears a message: “Alert this socialVibe badge is misconfigured”
What I’m doing wrong?
Thanks in advance.
Jun 16th at 2:42 pm
this is important for me.
Jun 16th at 2:44 pm
…. hi, fyi, tried to ‘slide/drag/drop’ the widget to activate it … nada, zip, it visibly ‘moves’, but won’t HOLD in situ. Just snaps back to the widget section … I’ll give it a few days ’til you all get the kinks worked out (!), and will then try again … Nice idea, though it would be INTERESTING to get an idea of what percentage actually gets to where it’s going …
Jun 16th at 3:00 pm
Awesome post! I already added it to my page.
Jun 16th at 3:08 pm
A beauty indeed. WordPress is the epitome of progressive thought and action. I am proud to be hosted by you guys.
Jun 16th at 3:15 pm
Jun 16th at 3:35 pm
I’m having problems with it working also–same misconfigured message after I had it all set up for Surfrider with ad by Body Glove. I will try again today then contact support if no go.
Surfrider does some amazing work around here so I am looking forward to having my blog (which often discusses various forms of environmental issues and activism) support them!
Jun 16th at 4:23 pm
Great idea – i only wish there were more charities and sponsors to choose from, but i expect that will happen with time.
I changed my mind about sponsor halfway through, and ended up with the misconfigured error. Removed the widget; restarted Firefox; now can’t use it. When i drag the widget across to the sidebar, it ‘opens’ but is blank (even though ‘Learn more’ still works). Thoughts?
Jun 16th at 4:39 pm
i added the widget but every time i publish it and look to see if it’s there, it says that it is misconfigured. and there’s nothing on the faq that addresses that problem. any suggestions?
Jun 16th at 5:13 pm
That´s really a lovely thing, great idea!!
Jun 16th at 5:56 pm
Wonderful! I finally have a reason to blog.
Jun 16th at 6:15 pm
Wow =D I like it…. Gonna go check it out now!!
Jun 16th at 6:45 pm
Thank You! The fix fixed it!
Jun 16th at 8:15 pm
All it’s ok now! thank you!
Jun 16th at 8:24 pm
I love this idea!
Jun 16th at 8:43 pm
Lovely concept. I know precisely what I’m going to do with this. Many thanks for helping us help the world.
Jun 16th at 8:47 pm
I’ve been on SocialVibe a long time, but totally forgot all about it! Glad to see it’s spreading it’s roots into one of the biggest Web 2.0 services around
Jun 16th at 9:21 pm
Hello. I just love the concept. But, I am still getting the “this badge is misconfigured error”. I have tried clearing the browser cache and tried to remove and add afresh multiple times.I still find the same error popping up on my weblog.
Jun 16th at 10:46 pm
It does not refresh when I change my badge!!!
Jun 17th at 12:10 am
I would love to see this implemented to help mitigate the effects of Obama’s health care ideas. Like, “Your blog has helped to insure one middle-aged woman in Arkansas!” Maybe it really can allow the people to be more proactive. Either way, it’s an awesome way to capitalize on the movement that’s already taken place and do good.
Jun 17th at 12:24 am
Thanks for making this
Now some of my 40+ daily viewers can help give food to children in need! Awesomeness B)
Jun 17th at 12:35 am
Thanks Raanan !
I hadn’t expected you to be on top of these things. Good to know I can just lean back on this one and let things run their natural course
Jun 17th at 12:48 am
Way wicked !
Jun 17th at 12:57 am
Umm… Does it really give that much of an impact that fast? I’ve only got eleven clicks on it and it gave 15 weeks :\ . Glitch?
Jun 17th at 1:20 am
The idea is so wonderful…!
Jun 17th at 1:30 am
Jun 17th at 4:36 am
Best widget so far…
But i´m getting the ” social badge misconfigured” error. ; (
thanks anyway, it is probably temporary!
Jun 17th at 9:34 am
That´s a good idea! Thank You!
Jun 17th at 10:37 am
Too bad I cannot use it with my WordPress theme (Hemingway), but it\’s a good idea though. Keep it up
Jun 17th at 11:02 am
I\’m misconfigured! Tried going through all the settings again – it keeps coming up as miconfigured when I check out my blog… Help?
Jun 17th at 12:08 pm
Raanan — Terrific idea and thanks for setting it up. I’ll love to use this — however, I’m also having an “Alert/Misconfigured” message — I will submit a user report to the url you’ve listed. Thanks
Jun 17th at 12:36 pm
i like this
Jun 17th at 1:51 pm
This is a great idea.
Jun 17th at 2:01 pm
I had forgot to add that when I added the badge It gives me an alert “the badge is misconfigured” I did everything step by step but it still does it. Any advice on how to fix this?
Jun 17th at 3:32 pm
I’m skeptical, primarily because it all comes back to commercials and advertisements.
Jun 17th at 4:46 pm
I am a bit confused. People visit my blog and click on the badge and then some how people are fed (or whatever the sponsor is about). Where would the food come from? No donation, no money… no people get fed. Maybe I am missing something.
Jun 17th at 4:54 pm
Ok, I’ll do it!
Jun 17th at 7:44 pm
Jun 17th at 8:21 pm
I’ve published but “misconfigured” error still remain on.
I keep the badge there, I hope it auto-fixes it…
Jun 17th at 9:15 pm
good motivation…so much self-absorption!
Jun 17th at 11:38 pm
i’ve run into social vibe before
excellent use of social media
and fine example of stewardship by wordpress
Jun 17th at 11:57 pm
Great development by WordPress and many worthy causes for us to help. I have reported my widget problem to support and look forward to unveiling it to my readers. Once again, kudos!
Jun 17th at 11:57 pm
ok, loaded up the badge
and gave it a test run
a couple of problems
1. the video is in the middle of the commenting area
making it difficult for people to see what they are typing
the second line- for example is not readable. What information are you asking for?
2. after rating the commercial and doing the entire process
it gives one the option of following over to facebook – the link isnt valid
3. what level of activity is required to register an impact on the widet
in my two test runs – it hasnt moved the needle at all
demotivating for anyone that has taken part of the engagement
Jun 18th at 2:29 am
I can’t add that widget…
Jun 18th at 3:19 am
good Idea and increase motivation, thank for this facilitation