Hello my name is April Wachtel, and I'm the newest member of the Do Good team...(although perhaps a little less-new than the newborn featured in the last good2gether post:))
I've come to good2gether via a seemingly circuitous path, one includes a BA in Psychology, experience in an array of communications roles, an academic stint in wheelchair design in developing countries, and most recently, a curriculum development role helping to establish a non-profit in Sri Lanka. Although my past experiences might initially seem disparate, always they have involved the will to improve interpersonal relationships and community, and the desire to make an impact on a larger scale.
Recently, I was looking for a new opportunity to help me continue along this path. A good friend of mine, who is an investor in (and advocate of) good2gether suggested that my interests might match up with good2gether's needs. One thing led to another, and after a presentation and a couple of conversations with good2gether staff, we've decided to give it a go. I'll be helping promote/raise awareness for good2gether using social media...viral marketing but without the negative connotations. We want to enable others to help others, by reaching out to communities across the US, and then the world. If we can utilize Social Networking sites like Facebook (that I've seen in action in cafe's in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America) to rally communities, then I think we've done at least a small part in making that large scale impact... in making the world a better place.
A change to our launch schedule - Do Good San Antonio goes live in
December instead of January. The Do Good Channel has been up for a while
but not linked from MySanAntonio.com
- that was originally scheduled for January but they’ve now moved that up to
December so that they can start marketing it sooner.
That’ll give us four launches in December (though Philly will
probably be a soft launch).
With an open slot in January and St. Louis pushing to move
forward we’ve tentatively moved them up to a January launch. That’ll give
us four launches in January and we’ll look to slot someone else in February to
fill the slot vacated by St. Louis.
More markets. More Do Good Channels. More people doing good - finding nonprofits and getting involved.
If you're a nonprofit and want to learn more, take a webinar. Or if you're a nonprofit and ready to get started to put the most largest and most powerful network of people ever assembled to Do Good to work for you, sign up here.
At good2gether, we're transforming cause into effect.
If you want to know what we're all about - what we care about - this is it.
The above is from today's Boston Globe/Boston.com - read the whole article here.
At good2gether we provide the simple, easy-to-use infrastructure for cause engagement. An easy way for nonprofits to enter their stuff. An easy way for people to find their stuff. An easy way to share that stuff with others.
Wherever people are online, there'll be Do Good Channels & connect2cause widgets to help them find way to engage. To make a difference. Whether they're young or old or in-between - they'll be able to find ways to make real and important change in the world.
If you're a nonprofit, take a webinar to learn why good2gether and our Do Good Channels are changing everything. And if you already know about what we're doing and are ready to go, click here to sign up and get started.
Our tag line says it all - Transforming cause into effect. That's what we care about. That's why we get up every day and do what we do. We are making it astonishingly simple for nonprofits to find people and for people to find nonprofits - to connect people to cause.
And the syndication widget delivers Best Buddies MA program information. If you're a nonprofit ask us how you can use syndication to deliver your stuff - events, volunteering, programs, and more - back to your own web site.
Today is 'blog action day' and the focus is on poverty. You can learn more here –it's about "Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world's bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.".
So, want to do something about poverty?
Go to the Do Good Channel in Boston and find a nonprofit and get involved. Want to find nonprofits in Boston that are working on poverty – click here.
If you're not there, you're not anywhere. Or, at a minimum, you're not where thousands and thousands of people could find and engage with your organization. And given that it's free - why wouldn't you do it? Especially in these challenging economic times.
Want to learn more? Take a look at 'Jane'. Take a webinar (Kris is amazing at telling the story). Or just click her to sign up today.