Check out my video interview with ACS’s David Neff about My Planet!

Heidi Adams — By on December 17, 2008 at 12:28 pm

David Neff is the interactive guy for the High Plains region of the American Cancer Society, based out of the corporate office here in Austin. Besides working hard to introduce social media to the ACS, he is an awesome and tireless supporter of all things non-profit. I met him when we were both on a panel for a non-profit conference, where he was showcasing a local project using Twitter to successfully get folks out for blood drives. (And yes, I am now on Twitter. I’m kind of addicted, actually. Follow me @heidisa!)

I recently went to visit him at the ACS mother ship. How do you like the greeters at the front desk?

Umm…yeah. Maybe not the optimum first sight for a newly-diagnosed cancer patient.

Once I recovered from “the girls,” we met with Andrea, the ACS High Plains Region program person to learn more about ACS programs and talk about ways that we could possibly work together better to help young adults. There are some interesting opportunities through their massive call center operation (based here in Austin), their program that funds lodging when patients have to travel, and their clinical trial navigators. Nothing concrete, but the door is open and the conversation is started, so we’ll see what happens.

I also got a tour, including the studio for Dave’s pet online project, Sharing Hope TV. Then he took out his funky little Flip video camera and ambushed me with the video interview. (“Ambush” status explaining limp hair and lack of makeup.)

Click here to go to his blog on non-profit innovation and see the video, which basically talks about My Planet and how we use it.

Word of warning: don’t be afraid of my oddly large-looking hands. (Nice camera angle, Dave.)

Anyone wants to give him props (or give him shit about his camera skillz), he’s on Twitter: @daveiam

Enjoy!

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Check out my video interview with ACS’s David Neff about My Planet!

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