Social Media has taken over nearly all of our lives in some way or another. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways of getting your message out to a large and diverse group of people. The New York Times featured an article last week about how the American Red Cross as well as other disaster relief organizations are using Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools to raise money for the Haiti relief effort. People can simply text in donations with their mobile phones which is leading people to be more aware and allows them way able to contribute firsthand. Read about it here.
This week the Hub is highlighting the importance of using social media as a tool to advance social entrepreneurship and social ventures.
Tonight, Noah Flower, will be leading a discussion,Tech 2.0, in which he will be sharing insights into “working wikiliy.” He will talk about the research and client work done by the Monitor Institute in the realm of social media as a strategic tool in the the social sector. It is a great opportunity to learn how to use this new phenomenon in your work and meet other like minded entrepreneurs. RSVP at http://techdiscussion.eventbrite.com/.
Tomorrow, Zach Berke Founder of Exygy, will be holding office hours at the Hub to give one on one , 30 minute consults from 12-5 p.m in the Hubble. Exygy is a custom software development shop that works with social entrepreneurs to enhance their organizations. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and sign up for a slot by writing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Don’t forget, tomorrow is also Sexy Salad Day! Bring a salad ingredient and have lunch with the Hub staff and members 🙂