I’d be really surprised to hear anyone say that they were unaware of the Social Good Summit that occurred this past weekend, thanks to Mashable and other key players. If you are connected to philanthropy in any way, you’ve likely heard about this grand event in some capacity through various social media channels.
I’ve seen so many articles, blog posts, and of course, the big news story — the launch of the United Nations Foundation’s GlobalGood Challenge. In exchange for lending your voice to advocate for some of the world’s greatest issues — and engaging your network of connections to do the same — you have the opportunity to win unique prizes. This is just one of the innovative uses of social media created by this incredible Social Good Summit. I’m eager to see what else will be born out of this important event.
The UN Foundation makes a very strong case for participating in the GlobalGood Challenge on their website:
“WHY IT MATTERS: Every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. Nearly 1 million people die each year from malaria. More than 1 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. Approximately 10 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year against their will.”