The summer months have come to a close and the start of a new school year has brought together the next generation of social impact leaders, all trying to determine where they fit in the Social Impact Ecosystem.
Over Labor Day Weekend, I had the pleasure to talk about the diversity of social impact and how its success depends on everyone’s involvement and collaboration. While my fellow Philadelphians were out enjoying festivals, beer gardens, and the shore, I met with Strategic Design MBA candidates at Philadelphia University to report on Generocity.org’s mission and vision, as we are one of their nonprofit partners for the 2014 fall/winter semester.
Whether the students were working on expanding their impressive social impact resumes, making career changes, or carving a new path in the social impact movement, what impressed me the most was the common denominator: everyone in the room was seeking information. Information isn’t just facts, it’s idea sharing — data that increases awareness and power.
Students on both days were seeking the reasons behind what we do. Generocity.org is reshaping the standard of community service and pushing the boundaries of solutions journalism. The stories on our site are an invitation to our readers to collaborate in social impact in Philadelphia, by connecting with your neighbor, supporting organizations and sharing your stories of social impact.
Listening to the feedback and questions from students solidifed for me that Generocity.org has a major role to play in how those in social impact leave their mark. Public speaking is an opportunity to connect with an audience who are the walking representations of the news we report on and the information we seek.
Without the people who care or the people who show up to listen, there would be no reason to talk about social impact. For that opportunity, I am grateful. And to all the information seekers, keep showing up, keep seeking information and tell Generocity.org how you are contributing to the legacy.
From our Partners
Images via Pace Center Facebook-30-
From our Partners
Volunteering and Protest Are Not Mutually Exclusive
Biz Journal: Admiration for LGBT civic leader Gloria Casarez on her passing
Commentary: How Organized is Philly’s Nonprofit Sector?
Village of the Arts seeks to deepen and scale its impact as it reflects on its legacy
Everyday Sustainability: Compromise, Sustainability, and Parenting
Measure, Plan, Engage: Philadelphia’s Agendas for the Future
Philly Restart’s Adam Bruckner on New Ban on Feeding Homeless Outdoors
Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity