Earlier this week, we announced a giveaway for #STLSocialGood Conference Tickets. The half day conference will focus on social + digital strategy for non-profits & small businesses - how to build brand awareness + motivate your followers to elevate your organization. We challenged our followers to share how they are using social for good in 100 words or less and we received some truly compelling entries.
Thanks to everyone who shared their story. We are proud of the work that you're doing and so thankful you're a part of SMCSTL! if you shared your story prior to midnight Thursday evening on our Facebook page or blog and did not win, please email me by Monday at STLDanni@yahoo.com for a code good for HALF PRICE tickets.
If you're listed below, you are a winner and we have you on the list! Just email me at STLDanni@yahoo.com to confirm your contact info! Congrats to everyone and thank you for the good you're doing in the community!
Lauren Mangnall (@LaurenMangnall) shared on Facebook:
Trees for Troops is a charitable program that brings together Christmas tree growers across the country to donate Christmas trees to military families. Social media allows us to connect with both our growers who donate trees and the military families who receive them. It is amazing every year to see military families share photos of their family with their new Christmas tree they received and say “thank you for giving us a free Christmas tree,” only then to have the farm or individual who donated it post a reply saying “Our pleasure, thank you for your service.”
Antionette Carroll (@inclusivestl) shared on Facebook::
I left the advertising agency world to join a small nonprofit to overhaul their marketing efforts, including the development and implementation of social media and content marketing strategies. When I arrived, Diversity Awareness Partnership only had a presence on Facebook and Twitter. DAP serves a variety of audiences which makes message targeting extremely important. Since joining, I have added a variety of social accounts to disseminate our message that differences should be appreciated not tolerated. Also, I use my personal social accounts to spread resources on human rights, as well as the industries of social innovation design and design thinking.
Emily Pirraglia (@EmileeKara) shared on our blog:
"What a great opportunity! I'm using social media for good for a local non-profit that is doing great things for teens in St. Louis and across the nation: Wyman Center. Through their teen outreach and teen leadership programs, they empower young people to make healthy choices and lead successful lives. Currently, I'm freelancing for them as a communications & digital strategist. I'd love to attend the conference and be exposed to new ideas that I could implement to help them reach more practitioners and community members dedicated to changing the odds for young people."