How do you Make Brands to be More Social?

This is the behind-the-scene interview with Simon Mainwaring, the author of ‘WE FIRST,’ at the Social Good Summit. At the Summit, Simon talks about ‘Building a Private Sector Pillar for Social Change.’ Got a few more Q&As with Simon, which I’ll put it up soon.

The Convergence of Technology and Social Media for #SocialGood

The Social Good Summit, a four-day event, hosted by the UN Foundation, Mashable and 92 Street Y – started yesterday in NYC. Speakers after speakers talk about how they use technology, social media tools to make an impact.DAY 1: The three trending words (that we’ve kept on hearing) are at the Summit are technology, social networks/social media (Twitter, Facebook), and mobile.

How social media is being used to help find solutions for the world’s most pressing problems, i.e. war, poverty, education, health, youth and more.

We have the tools at our fingertips. We can harness the power of collective action. – @erinschrode #socialgood #OYW
socialgood
September 19, 2011
How digital media use can be used to promote diplomacy.
[Video] Talking to @AlecJRoss at #SocialGood Summit on public diplomacy, digital media, how diplomats can engage http://bit.ly/qhfzx9
ASherinian
September 20, 2011

People are using digital media to connect and make change.

RT @unfoundation: 84% of today’s young people believe that it is their duty to change the world for the better: http://t.co/OZ1mc7qW #socialgood
nikolaig
September 20, 2011
Maternal health in crisis- great discussion focused on #healthworkers @ @everymomcounts @familycareintl @ICM http://bit.ly/n7cxbU
CTurlington
September 20, 2011
new #fwd site has interactive maps that will help inform & engage the public, easy for social media use! #socialgood http://www.usaid.gov/fwd #unga
USAID
September 19, 2011

The use of social media, technology and innovation – through the eyes of global health.

Fascinating stats on digital innovation and global health http://t.co/PaLDhK1K #socialgood summit
Tonyblair_TBFF
September 20, 2011
The power of mobile phone.
RT @bexband: At biggest refugee camp in Kenya, many women had mobile phone, it was their lifeline. –Valerie Amos of UN #socialgood
UNOCHA
September 19, 2011
RT @unfoundation: #SocialGood Summit Day 1: @gimmemotalk & @ValerieAmos talk about how the #UN is using social media to reach new audiences http://ow.ly/6ztUY
UNOCHA
September 20, 2011
The use of technology for education.
RT @Ericssonpress: Video summary of our education roundtable at Technology for Good #t4good #socialgood http://t.co/csJjEfyl
EricssonIndia
September 19, 2011
RT @unfoundation: United Nations launches app for education, action http://ow.ly/6vLVT via @washingtonpost #socialgood
K4Health
September 19, 2011
RT @DrStrickland: One Laptop per Child | To Empower The World’s Poorest Children Through Education – http://t.co/ShjgYg4S | @nnegroponte (Founder) #SocialGood
pauline_c64
September 19, 2011
RT @thinking_ahead: Dodi blogs at #socialgood. She’s now convinced that if education hurdle is cleared, then others will fall into place: http://t.co/te0ioJEo
ericsson
September 19, 2011
Youth quake.
“youth can ‘shake things up’ just by connecting with one another” – @erinschrode in @mashable: http://ow.ly/6zlbo #youthquake #socialgood
tammytibbetts
September 20, 2011
#Youthquake “It”s being the catalyst, proving you or I can spark the change, shift the mindset”- @erinschrode #socialgood #oyw via @EuroRSCG
erinschrode
September 20, 2011
At #Socialgood Summit NYC. Youth are agents for social change. Technology can empower. Let’s start a #youthquake 4 action on #ncds #ncdchat
ncdaction
September 19, 2011
“HMU (HIT ME UP!): YOUNG PEOPLE, MOBILE, & SOCIAL CHANGE” with @NancyLublin, CEO, Do Something | LIVE: http://t.co/TDEb2Hry #SOCIALGOOD
Livestream
September 19, 2011
Very excited to hear from the @oneyoungworld Youth Ambassadors talking about the power of social media – #youthquake #socialgood ^JT
wssocialimpact
September 19, 2011
RT @4egood: .@michaelteoh used social media to crowd source 35,000 opinions of youth to create a #socialgood report for Malaysian President #youthquake
CJASmallerEarth
September 19, 2011

And check out the recap from day 1- yesterday’s Social Good summit.

Looking forward to day 2 of #SocialGood Summit @92Y. Here’s a recap of day one: http://t.co/Onz5MMtz
92Y
September 20, 2011

A Thrift (Home Improvement) Store with Social Mission

Construction and demolition debris makes up over half of our nation’s solid waste. That’s the problem that Community Forklift trying to solve with their business. They are not a forklift store, rather it is a thrift store that sells surplus, salvaged and new green building materials – with a social mission. Think of it as a combination of Home Depot and Goodwill thrift store wrap in one package.

So the other week I talked to Ruthie Mundell, Outreach and Education Director with Community Forklift, to get an insight from her about their business.

Construction and demolition debris makes up over half of our nation’s solid waste. That’s the problem that Community Forklift trying to solve with their business. They are not a forklift store, rather it is a thrift store that sells surplus, salvaged and new green building materials – with a social mission. Think of it as a combination of Home Depot and Goodwill thrift store wrap in one package.

So the other week I talked to Ruthie Mundell, Outreach and Education Director with Community Forklift, to get an insight from her about their business.

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