Social Media Week Vancouver is gaining a lot of momentum and I’m really excited to be on its advisory board as well as working closely with the organization that’s bringing it to town, Socialized! Inc. The goal here is to celebrate the best practices of social media right here in Vancouver, and for 3 hours on September 21st, we’ll be looking specifically at the context of Social Good.
What’s that mean? “Social Good” isn’t a particularly well-defined term, but suffice it to say there are millions of people who want to see people leading healthier, happier lives without necessarily handing over large amounts of cash for the opportunity to do so. There are crises around the world that need to be resolved and without advocates for the most vulnerable people the resolutions may not be pretty.
In Vancouver and across British Columbia, there are so many opportunities to do good and improve the lives of people that organizations are often stumbling over themselves to compete for limited funding or limited volunteer time. Many are using social media tools to differentiate themselves and achieve their organizations’ missions. This day is about people sharing how.
So if you have experience in this area, know someone who does, get them in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below. We’ve got a great opportunity to build a fantastic program on the day, but it can only happen with your help!