Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LIteracy & a writer's resource

-- Conscious Discussions honors Literacy Week --

Today, we are featuring the Literacy Bridge Organization...
Cliff Schmidt is the executive director for Literacy Bridge, a nonprofit organization empowering children and adults with affordable tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning. Prior to founding Literacy Bridge, Cliff ran a successful open source consulting business, specializing in intellectual property issues, nonprofit governance and community development. He has served many nonprofit organizations, such as the Eclipse Foundation and The Apache Software Foundation, where he was elected as a board director and appointed vice president of legal affairs. Cliff received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. Literacy Bridge is a nonprofit organization tackling illiteracy head-on through the development and deployment of innovative new technology. Their Talking Book Device, a low-cost digital audio player/recorder, is poised to help promote knowledge sharing and literacy learning within the poorest regions of the world.

Find this interview by clicking on the hyperlinked show title here or click on the link to your right for the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

Recommended Writer's Resource:

www.bookhitch.com - this resource is recommended today because of their most recent newsletter. In this newsletter they offered dozens of ways the average individual author can give back to their community and make a difference globally with small daily actions - something I fully celebrate and applaude. I don't want to give too much away, since you really should go sign up and get the free newsletter, but they offered tips ranging from the obvious - donating copies of the book - to the not so obvious: offering volunteer writing services to organizations that really need help. Book Hitch & I have networked several times over the years and they are also listed among the more than 780 resources in the new edition of Purple Snowflake Marketing - *see our site for info on this new edition.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

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