We are very pleased and excited to announce our new weekly chats all about maternal health with some of the leading maternal health experts, researchers, practitioners, and organizations in the world under the #maternalhealthchat hashtag. Starting on Tuesday, November 8 at 1 PM EST with Jacaranda Health we will host 30-minute chats each week all about maternal and reproductive health as well as the health of newborns. We will dig … Continue reading Announcing #MaternalHealthChat Starting November 8 With Jacaranda Health
I believe in using my blog for social good because I consider it my responsibility to improve the lives of others if given the opportunity. If even one reader sees my message and takes action, it’s worth my time and effort on the blog. Plus, it feels good to do good. Desiree Miller stressfreebaby.com Continue reading Featured Member: Desiree Miller
Alison Fine, the author of Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media, recently gave a TED Talk and mentioned Social Good Moms and our community of moms. See the mention at 9:56. Thank you, Alison! Continue reading Featured Video: Social Good Moms Gets Mention in TED Talk
We always maintain that having a community of socially-minded mom bloggers is the key to informing everyday people about critical global issues that they may otherwise not know about. That is important to us. Our members do this primarily through their social engagement with their followers and readers as well as through blogging. See our weekly report in real time.
This week we spread awareness about Save the Children’s #GetReady campaign, SOS Children’s USA’s push to help Syria’s children, Tim Matsui’s continued work to bring awareness to sex trafficking and Pangea’s new Social Good webinars.
For the next few weeks we will feature videos of Social Good Moms and members of our Global Team of 200 sharing why they love being a part of our community of moms. The first mom that we’re featuring is Samantha Sophia. Follow her at @raisingself. “I’m a mother, I’m a wife, I’m a corporate professional, I’m a blogger and I am a Global Team … Continue reading Video Member Feature: Samantha Sophia
The idea behind Social Good Moms from day one has been to rally a community ofconscious bloggers who believe in using social media and blogging to spread awareness about the most pressing global issues, especially those that affect women, children, and families in a sustainable way. And beyond that it has always been important to scale our efforts as a community of committed mothers to reach as many as we can through the power of the Web.
Starting today, we will put together impact reports that show our progress periodically to gauge how far we’ve come, how far we can go, and to also encourage more mothers to join us in our social good efforts.
We have always said that the greater our numbers the greater our impact! As the Social Good Moms community continues to grow the more good we can do collectively to spread the word about important issues like world and domestic hunger, maternal health and mortality, newborn health, HIV/AIDS and its opportunistic infections, malaria, water and sanitation and a whole host of global health and development issues.
This Sunday, Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Barbour, will join WaterAid America on a trip to Nicaragua to see WaterAid’s WASH programs on the ground. Their itinerary is packed from Monday – Friday. While in Nicaragua Jennifer Barbour will be detailing all that she observes and how WASH programs benefit women and girls and entire communities. She will be updating … Continue reading Join Us for the #WaterAidNica Chat on March 21
Last Friday we hosted a Twitter chat about women and girls with Global Impact, World Vision, Plan International, ICRW and CARE. It was a robust discussion about women and girls for an entire hour that trended nationwide for 55 minutes with nearly 400 participants ahead of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8. We want to thank everyone who took part in the discussion to … Continue reading The Impact of Our #WomensDayChat
2013 flew by. It flew by so fast that it’s a little difficult to remember the greatest moments of 2013. There really were a lot of them. That said, here are some of the top Social Good Moms’ moments of 2013. We are excited about the new year and everything we will accomplish together for good in 2014. 1. 2013 saw the first insight trips … Continue reading The Top 11 Greatest Social Good Moms’ Moments of 2013
We are always thrilled to work with some of the best NGOs and nonprofits in the world. Today, we are announcing our newest partnerships with Oxfam America and Kangu. We look forward to working with Kangu to spread the word about maternal health and healthy pregnancies in developing countries in both Africa and Asia. And we look forward to working with Oxfam America to raise … Continue reading Our Newest Partnerships: Oxfam America and Kangu
We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Marie Stopes, one of the leading global organizations that works for reproductive healthcare for all. Marie Stopes International (MSI) is an international non-profit organization that provides quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the poorest and most vulnerable individuals across 42 countries. Their mission is to provide individuals with a choice: the choice of when … Continue reading Our Newest Partner: Marie Stopes
From mid July through the end of the month I traveled throughout Zambia covering stories about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria with the International Reporting Project as an IRP Zambia Fellow. I joined nine other new media journalists who put a new spin on traditional reporting of these infectious diseases. You can read my published pieces so far below and see some of my photos from … Continue reading [Photo Gallery] Visual Storytelling in Zambia
The largest women’s blogging conference, Blogher, just wrapped last weekend and we were there to join our friends at Save the Children for an intimate dinner at Phil Stefani’s in Chicago to discuss the lifesaving and uplifting work they do around the world for women, children, and families. I also spoke at the dinner and shared photos and experiences I have had visiting Save the … Continue reading Social Good Moms and the Global Team: Our Weekend at Blogher
We are really thrilled to announce our newest partner: PSI! PSI is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV and AIDS, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. In fact, while I was in Zambia … Continue reading Announcing New Partner: PSI