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Big Announcement Day for OWD!

Friends of OneWebDay:

Today, we are announcing our new Web site at, our new social network for OWD organizers -, and our 2009 theme: "One Web. For All."

Check out my first blog post as Executive Director:

I hope you can act soon to help us build early momentum! If you plan to support or organize for OneWebDay, there are 2 steps you can take right now. All told, these actions should take about 10-20 minutes.

1) Be amongst the first members to sign up for, our new social network and collaboration platform for participating organizations and volunteer organizers. Here are some things you can do immediately:

- Upload a picture for your profile. Let's set a precedent for new members. It looks so much more lively and inviting when you can actually see the people in the community.

- Start a group: If you plan to help out at the local level, start a group for your local team. We already have the OWD NYC group started. Consider naming your local group something short and snappy (SEA OWD for Seattle, DC OWD for Washington, DC, etc). For some, it will make sense to start a group on my.OneWebDay for your organization if you want to recruit your members to a hub to share your organization's plans for OneWebDay. One exciting feature: local OWD Teams will be mapped at Don't forget to add a picture for your group, too.

2) For those who represent organizations: please let us know if we can add you to our list of Participating Organizations at Please let me know specifically how you would like to be listed Later on, we will shoot to post logos if you would like your logo to show as your link on that page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. OneWebDay is powered by your ideas, your energy, and your action. Thank you so much for your early involvement and support in OWD09!


Nathaniel James
Executive Director | OneWebDay, Inc.
202.470.6059 | Skype: james.nathaniel
2451 18th St NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009
[email protected] | @OWD on Twitter

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