Winners for #STLSocialGood Ticket Giveaway Announced!

By Danni Eickenhorst

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! 

Interested in attending #STLSocialGood? Learn more & buy tix here!

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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.”

 
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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.

 
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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."

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Danni Eickenhorst

Growing up, I was easily the most intense and passionate kid in my small town. If I wasn’t walking the streets with a mason jar to raise funds for the MDA telethon or a family in need, I was advocating for a 5K or some other cause that tugged my heartstrings – that I was sure I could impact. Back then, I wasn’t necessarily tactful or overtly strategic – but I was successful in winning the hearts and minds of the people around me and getting them involved in making a difference too. I like to think that its that same bright-eyed optimism that’s gotten me to where I am today – the unwavering belief that if I can share the story that I believe in, others will get on board and help further the cause. Today, I am a marketing consultant specializing in digital and social strategy for non-profits, the public sector and small businesses. I’ve been fortunate in my career to play an active role in making the St. Louis region a better place to live through my work with Great Rivers Greenway, Bike St. Louis, The Trestle, The Salvation Army, United Way of Greater St. Louis and others. For the highlights, look below for my portfolio of work. I also serve as a board member for Social Media Club of St. Louis. In this capacity, I am presently overseeing the launch of a new event specifically targeted to help non-profits utilize social and digital media to develop brand ambassadors, and to help them reach and exceed their fundraising goals. Today, you will still find me mobilizing people for the causes I care most about – but I’ve retired my mason jar, and mastered the digital sphere. Instead of standing on a soapbox, I’m coordinating major media attention. Instead of holding lemonade stands to raise funds, I’m writing powerful content and working with some of the best minds in the region to see that change is realized. You know the saying… “The more things change…”