Social Media Crowdsourcing for Social Good

I had the opportunity to attend a remarkable meeting about “Social Media for Social Good” sponsored by the Social Media Club Philadelphia. The first hour included a panel discussion featuring speakers from 3 local causes. The last hour, attendees were encouraged to brainstorm a broad range of Social Media strategies and tactics for a non-profit benefitting children and their families.

Northern Home for Children (@NorthernHomeFC) is the nation’s oldest orphanage and child support non-profit. Annie Heckenberger (@anniemal), of Philadelphia-based ad agency Red Tettemer, raised them to the group’s attention. She wanted to brainstorm on ways that Northern Homes could better utilize Social Media. Annie wrote the first idea down and stood at the whiteboard, marker ready. She was not disappointed. […]

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