Posts Tagged ‘Beth Kanter’

Beth Kanter was one of the presenters at today’s Social Media Breakfast in Boston.  Beth used the topic “Social Media for Good” to connect several efforts going and leveraged the face-to-face activity to bring in food and social media activity to help get two trucks filled with food and delivered to a local food bank.

The online activity,  Tyson’s offer to give away 100 pounds of protein per comment on their blog, was spread out, from the face-to-face event, via twitter. Tyson has more than 800 comments on their blog and stopped when they’d filled two trucks with food.

This is a food drive, sure, but powered up to do even more through widespread engagement.

Wow, what a response!  In the few hours that GiveList has been up and running, we are delighted and thrilled with the enthusiasm and excitement with which our idea has been received.  Thanks to Beth Kanter for so creatively adding GiveList to an upcoming presentation in Boston, and Lucy Bernholz for posting about it so quickly.  Thanks to the tens of tweeters using the #givelist hashtag and sharing ideas and helping to spread the word.  Here’s my favorite tweet of the day from Missashe, swoon #givelist (Hat tip, everyone I follow on twitter…) love, love, love this idea!”

So, thanks again for giving our idea oxygen and love, as someone said to us this afternoon, Just because I’m poor doesn’t mean that I have to be stingy!”
Allison and Marnie




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