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The Story Tweet by Tweet

Charity Events, Celebrities and Guinea Pigs

The Management Meeting

Kelvin, Travel Sickness and Jet Lag

An Interloper

Aids or HIV or both is a Disease

Detained Shane

Detained Shane Continued

High Street Fundraising

Shane and Shirley

Can Humanitarian Space be Empty

Quarantine

An Inepd Humanitarian Quiz

A bit of Nothing

World Peace

Nothin much again

Time Poor Donors

Child Soldiers

Womens Community Centre

Internatonal Health Quiz

Copenhagen and Cop15

The Winter of Discontent and Après Skiing

Haiti

The Audit

Forward Accountability

The Ballad of Shane and Shirley

Derivatives and LSE MBAs

Marketing Kills

Tweet Funeral

Humanitarian Couple of the Year Awards

 

 

 

           

High Street Fundraising
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Up way too early and listening to '@tiesmellema http://www.tiesmellema.nl/ Breakfast then off to conference Topic today on "Time Poor Donors" 7:46 AM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Going into the last topic today on "Time Poor Donors" workshop. It is "Integrating non-profit giving into Hospice Care" 2:25 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Running now to the station. Conference finished a little late today. Will be live tweeting soon, Oh I am now. 5:58 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Ok I'm on my way. 6:18 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Every year Inepd International staff are asked to give up one day of their normal work to see what work is like in the field. 6:18 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes They forgo a warm cappuccino and a cubicle in the open plan Inepd office, 6:19 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes risking life and limb they head onto those mean city streets to raise funds for Inepd. 6:19 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes So I'm here in New York heading up to 42nd street to raise funds for Inepd International, to get a bit down with the people as they say here 6:20 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Great day at the conference in New York today. Discussion on "Time Poor Donors". 6:21 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes NY office has been targetting Time Poor Donors on Cruise Ships. Absolute bonanza, to think we'd been trawling old peoples homes in London 6:22 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Now Catching the subway from 51st to 42nd. 6:23 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Bit of an unsettling experience haven't been on public transport since we had one of those walk to work days for the environment. 6:23 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Terrible experience, broke a slingback pump and had to attend a standup cocktail fundraiser later in the day. 6:23 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes I am with Samantha today '@InepdKelvin personal assistant and she is going to help with the live tweets. 6:24 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes I am wearing a lapel microphone and I will be standing outside the West Bank Cafe on 42nd street 6:24 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Samantha will be inside listening and tweeting my conversations with the public. 6:24 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Ok so here we go just walking. Just about to reach 42nd street. Will tweet when we get out. 6:25 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes If you are on 42nd street feel free to say hi and maybe sign up as Inepd International monthly sponsor. 6:26 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes You can also directly support one of Inepd Camapigns with Attitude or Inepditude Camapaigns like "Climate Change not in our Lifetime" 6:27 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes Now on 42nd street and just about to give the iphone over to Samantha. 6:28 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Hi I'm Samantha, I will be live tweeting Mercedes fundraising efforts. Just ordered a latte with a slice of mud cake. 6:29 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes is saying “testing 1, 2, 3” now she is saying “2,2,2” now in a really low voice “Test, Test, Test” now a high pitched squeal. 6:29 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes I have just given her the thumbs up. 6:29 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes is wearing a black Bohemian casual tube dress with Satin Tuxedo style jacket with an Inepd International badge& slingback pumps 6:30 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes She is just about to approach her first member of the public. 6:31 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Good looking young man in early twenties wearing jeans, fake Armani chocolate jacket with black T-Shirt. 6:31 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes says: Do you know who I am? 6:31 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Young Man: No sorry, have we met? (Looks a bit puzzled). 6:32 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: (She laughs) Of Course we haven't met, I'm from Inepd International and I'm raising funds today. What do you do. 6:32 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Young Man: I'm a student at NYU, I'm a Chemistry major. 6:32 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Oh, how nice for you, Yes, well, I thought your jacket was Armani, 6:33 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Young Man: No(laugh), discount store. Did you want to ask me something. 6:33 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: No, Nice to meet you.(Young man still standing a bit confused). Mercedes says bye bye 6:34 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes I'm Samantha just tweeting for Mercedes. She has a lapel mike and I'm tweeting her street fund-raising conversation. Just got my Mud Cake. 6:35 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes is approaching a man in a business suit now. Very attractive and he smiles at Mercedes. Mercedes flicks her hair and also smiles. 6:35 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: No, but I think I might like to. Looks like you work for some kind of non-profit by your badge. 6:36 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Not really my day job, just helping out today to raise some funds for Inepd International. I am actually Inepd's Comms Director. 6:37 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man asks: What does Inepd International do? 6:37 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes says: Well we do lots of charity type thingies, helping poor people who can't help themselves and enabling poverty development. 6:38 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: Sounds impressive. 6:38 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes asks: Yes, now what type of work do you do? 6:38 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: I'm into banking 6:39 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Fantastic, Marvellous, close call last year, but thank god the bonuses are back everything is back to normal. 6:39 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business man smiles a little 6:39 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes asks: Which bank? 6:40 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: I work for an Ethical bank. 6:40 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes just snorting really loudly and nearly blew my ear out with kind of a high cackling laugh. Onto my second latte. 6:40 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes smiles, flicks her hair again and says: And you've got a quite an impressive wit. Are you hiding your wedding ring? 6:41 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: Well, No, 6:41 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Now what about a small contribution for Inepd International per month. Since we're almost in the same business ( laughing again). 6:42 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes BM: Yeah sure, I would love to support you, Inepd International 6:42 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Now how much per month? 6:43 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: 25 per month. 6:43 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Very generous, just let me fill this in and if you give your details here. 6:44 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: No $25 not $25,000 6:44 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: But, what, Oh (laughing again) you have to stop playing games, you are a devil( I think she patted him on the buttocks). 6:44 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business Man: No, I really meant $25. That's what I give to most non-profits I support and I really work for an Ethical Bank. 6:45 PM 9-Sep-09
GiftEase Solutions
GiftEase   Good thinking Samantha i would have done the same :) RT '@InepdMercedes Hi I'm Samantha, Just ordered a latte with a slice of mud cake. 6:46 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: (Silent, looks stunned) How dare you, playing me along like that you donating GIGOLO!! with all your little donations. 6:47 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Business man is now walking backwards away from Mercedes, looks a bit confused. He seemed so nice. 6:47 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes If only I hadn't ordered another slice of mud pie I could go out and comfort him. 6:47 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes By the way I'm Samantha I live tweeting from inside the West Bank Cafe on 42nd street in NY and Mercedes is outside with a lapel microphone. 6:48 PM 9-Sep-09
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causeperfect  Is enjoying 'live tweeting' of '@InepdMercedes' street fundraising efforts, you go girl! 6:49 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Someone's approaching Mercedes. Female student type in skinny legged faded jeans with bat-winged off the shoulder hemp crop-top. 6:49 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Student says: Hi, just interested in what you are raising funds for. 6:49 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Oh, really (stepping back). I work for Inepd International. 6:50 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Student says: I'm doing international Development studies, interested in what different organisations do. Where does Inepd work. 6:50 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes says: Africa, Asia, Walthomstow. Right must go just saw a friend. 6:51 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes has just walk straight into a tall looking man. Casual, very well built with a touch of stubble. 6:51 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes says: Sorry to bump into you but I was literally pounced on by street person and just managed to get away. You are tall. 6:52 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Casual Guy: Happy to help. 6:52 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: You are a dear. Oh by the way I'm fundraising for a little longer with Inepd International. Would you like to support us. 6:52 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Casual Guy: Well I could offer you a drink. I know a little about these types of programs. 6:53 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Casual Guy: I work for Medecins Sans Frontieres or Doctors without Borders in English. 6:53 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Oh how exotic. It must be teriible difficult working with no anesthetic or instruments in those ghastly countries. 6:53 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Casual Guys: I work in surgical programs and it's not quite like that. 6:54 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Oh, a SURGEON!!, you really have been a life saver today, maybe you could make a small donation as well. 6:54 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Casual Guy: Well, I guess I could but I am actually a Nurse. 6:54 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes: Oh a nurse, oh must be very.(looks very disappointed). Must be difficult being a man. Nice to meet you. I better go. 6:55 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes The Nurse asks for Mercedes number. Mercedes says to him just say the number as she has a photogenic memory(I'm sure she said photogenic). 6:56 PM 9-Sep-09
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elainelarkin  @InepdMercedes your running commentary is really funny. Are people really saying these things? 6:57 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Mercedes walks away from the nurse looks a bit disorientated, she standing in front of the cafe just staring in. Now she's seen me. 6:57 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes I'm giving the iphone back to Mercedes 6:57 PM 9-Sep-09
ralasdair  @InepdMercedes - this is hilarious, but I have no real idea what's going on! 6:58 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Hi I'm back now tweeting again. Really difficult conditions out their in field. 7:00 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes The 30cents of every dollar we give to those high street fundraising contractors is absolutely worth it. 7:01 PM 9-Sep-09
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elainelarkin  @InepdMercedes ah don't give the phone back Samantha, running commentary excellent! Honest. 7:02 PM 9-Sep-09
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causeperfect  @InepdMercedes so how many sign-ups on your part was that Mercedes? 7:03 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes Well I better dash. It's the end of conference Gala tonight and we are having a Inepd Fairtrade product launch of Fairtrade Trade Winds Rum 7:04 PM 9-Sep-09
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GiftEase   @InepdMercedes remind us again...is the purpose of the exercise to SIGN people up? *confused* is this chugging in NYC? 7:11 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes @GiftEase Not only to sign people up but educate the public about Inepd's work. What are you driving at? I'm certainly not a chugger, I sip. 7:26 PM 9-Sep-09
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Samantha for InepdMercedes @causeperfect Difficult conditions this afternoon. Although I think I made a lot of headway getting our Inepd message across. 7:29 PM 9-Sep-09
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GiftEase   @InepdMercedes lol sounds like you had great fun :) though I think i'd like to know more about the rum lol 7:34 PM 9-Sep-09
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causeperfect  @InepdMercedes I know, it's tough isn't it? But I'm sure you did some good profile & awareness building while you were out there :o) 7:40 PM 9-Sep-09
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causeperfect  @GiftEase '@InepdMercedes oh it was rum was it? I was going to suggest Mercedes deserved another latte after her stint :o) 7:46 PM 9-Sep-09
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InepdMercedes @elainelarkin Samantha's waitressing at the Fairtrade Rum launch,had to go. Samantha& proximity to Rum could be disastrous. Hope no Karaoke. 7:54 PM 9-Sep-09