Considering that this is a topic that's close to my heart, I realise that I don't blog or write about this often enough. In fact, there are days when I feel like I don't do enough to help make a bigger difference in this space.
Yes, I actually do blog, write, and work for a nonprofit that serves other nonprofits. And yes, I present in nonprofit events about using social media for social good.
Each time a nonprofit worker or volunteer tells me that what I do helped them in some way, I get that wonderful rush that reminds me why I do what I do.
But, somehow, I still feel like I'd like to do more.
So, just as a very small step in that direction, I thought I'd share with you a presentation I did for YouLeaD Summit on Blogging for Social Good. It was shown to a group of social changemakers in the Philippines in September this year. However, I was told that there were many who couldn't make it to the event due to the heavy rain and floods in Manila at the time.
Anyway, here's the slide deck I shared:
Or, if you're so inclined, here's the video version of that presentation. Here you can actually view and listen to me giving the presentation (please note that I use Tagalog and Philippine references in this presentation):
Oh, and if you're interested in this space, you might also want to check out the newly launched Community Blogging group which is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this group evolves over time. And hopefully, there will be more and more people interested in using their blogs for social good.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.