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Radio Report about Hospitality Exchange (in German)

written by duesseldorf - 2018/08/06 19:37

This post is going to be in German - as it is about a wonderful hospitality exchange radio report made by a journalist in North Germany - which is also in German.

Auf NDR Info hat die Journalistin Christiane Zwick eine schöne Sendung gemacht: "Mein Sofa, Dein Bett - Couchsurfing in Norddeutschland" heißt ihre knapp 25minütige Reportage. Sie wurde gestern ausgestrahlt und ist in der Mediathek zu finden:

https://www.ndr.de/info/sendungen/forum_am_sonntag/Mein-Sofa-dein-Bett,sendung791246.html

Zwar ist immer wieder von Couchsurfing die Rede, aber auch ich als BeWelcome-Vorsitzende wurde interviewt - und auch die BeWelcomerin hinschendorf aus Reinbek kommt zu Wort.

Die Reportage gibt einen schönen Überblick über "unsere" Art zu reisen - unbedingt anhören!

 

 

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News from development - editing on mobile devices

written by shevek - 2018/07/06 20:17

Unfortunately the last code update aimed at enhancing the mobile editing experience broke editing of messages and forum posts instead. Thanks to everybody reporting this the situation is now resolved and this is most likely the first post in the community news ever written on a mobile device :)

The formating option are a bit limited in comparison to a desktop but you can still use bold, italic, underline and numbered lists. Of course you can add links as well.

Please note that you need to tap the blue book icon and than into the grey area below the icons before you can "type". When you finished editing click the white on blue arrow to the left.

Cheers,

shevek

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Save the Date: GA 2018 will take place November 17+18 in London

written by duesseldorf - 2018/06/20 21:21

The preparations for the next General Assembly (GA) of BeVolunteer are under way.

Please save the date: November 17th/18th, 2018
This year we will leave the European continent for the first time - and go to England … just in time before the Brexit happens ;)

We have been offered a free room for our meeting by Space4 @ Outlandish - this cooperative web agency will sponsor our two days meeting in London! HOORAYYYY! 
(and many thanks to the cool and super friendly Outlandish team for making this possible!)

The Location of their offices is in Finsbury Park.

 

All BeWelcome members are invited to join, to meet the old and maybe also the new Board of Directors and the volunteers who run BeWelcome!

And if you are not too much into adminstrative stuff that any association has to cope with: We will try to organise evening events and meet-ups on Friday 16.11. and Saturday 17.11.
Anybody is welcome to help us organise the social program around the official part: dinner, a city (walking) tour, whatever comes to your mind: Please make suggestions!

We hope to see many BeWelcome members in London!!!

 

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Donation goal reached within less than two months

written by duesseldorf - 2018/02/26 16:27

Not longer than eight weeks BeWelcome ago asked its members for donations. Now the 2000 Euro goal has already been reached. This is the shortest donation campaign I can remember. A BIIIIG "Thank you" to everybody who donated money to enable us to pay for the costs like servers, obligatory insurances etc.
Please: Next time you will see the donation bar on the front page (which will be in the beginning of next year) please consider donating yourself ;)

And if you do not have any money to spare - maybe you would like to donate some hours to help behind the scenes? The volunteers who run BeWelcome would be more than happy to welcome now "colleagues" in the different teams. Here you find more info about what teams of volunteers there are:

https://www.bewelcome.org/about/getactive

 

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The biggest donation in BeWelcome history

written by duesseldorf - 2018/01/30 21:44

A BeWelcome member who wants to stay anonymous recently donated 1000 Euro - the highest donation so far!
We reached out to this member and this is what came back:

"I am a long-term supporter and user of BeWelcome, and it always fills me with joy to meet fellow hosts and guests through this wonderful platform. These days I am a little busy with work, so I chose to make a financial contribution to the - very modest - costs of the project.
I admire the ongoing commitment the volunteers give to the platform and I am looking forward to many more years of (be)welcoming people from all over the world, fostering peace and understanding between cultures - one visit at a time. Keep up the good work, everyone! :)

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