Charles Bentley is the Founder and Editor of Armchair Advocates, a leading forum for sharing, connecting and discussing trends in social good in an increasingly digital age. He writes about how companies, organizations and individuals are using the web to
move people from armchair to action and invest in global causes. Charles also serves as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. His posts are of personal opinion and do not reflect the official policy of employer.
April 29, 2013 / Charles Bentley
We’ve compiled seven basic (but necessary) hashtags that all Armchair Advocates should follow on Twitter.
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March 29, 2013 / Charles Bentley
Does changing your Facebook photo for a cause – or “pictivism,” as I like to call it – actually create social change?
February 15, 2013 / Charles Bentley
Surprising lessons from Gangnam style for non-profits and other cause-oriented groups.
February 04, 2013 / Charles Bentley
A list of lists of easy ways to join Armchair Advocates in supporting social good causes.
January 16, 2013 / Charles Bentley
What’s “crowd-sourcing”? Where did the term “shared value” come from? What on earth is an “Armchair Advocate”?
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