Last October I had the opportunity to present at the National Diaper Bank Network‘s annual national conference in Kansas City on social media! Not only was this my first national presentation, by my first professional presentation in general, what a way to start!
This year the conference is being held in Seattle and I knew with Eastside Baby Corner being a key component of the conference I’d have a lot of hosting duties and it was decided for me to not present, but was thrilled when I was asked to present my last years conference presentation again in preparation for this week’s Diaper Need Awareness Week!
Last year at the conference I co-presented with the ED of the Austin Diaper Bank, but this time I chose to present with my co-worker Stephanie and we totally rocked it!!!!
The NDBN recorded the webinar and I’m excited to share it with all of you! It is about an hour long, but if you’re interested in non-profit social media you may enjoy this one!
Again the presentation was primarily done by myself and co-worker Stephanie Zurn, but we were joined toward the end with Troy Moore of the NDBN.
What is Diaper Need Awareness Week?
Per the Eastside Baby Corner Blog:
Diapers, or rather the lack of them (a situation known as diaper need), is a serious issue, preventing many at-risk families from breaking out of the cycle of poverty.
In response to the significance of helping families experiencing diaper need, the National Diaper Bank Network created a week of awareness, known as National Diaper Need Awareness Week, to help the public understand how they can help families in their community. It will be held this year September 28th to October 3rd.
Are you interested in getting involved with Diaper Need Awareness Week?
Here are some ideas of how to get involved (again from the EBC blog!)
1) Follow EBC on Facebook and Twitter. Leading up to, and during the week, we will share information about diaper need and what you can do to help. Please like and share the posts to help others understand diaper need, as well as ways THEY can help.
2) Join the Twitter Party on Thursday, October 1st. Using hashtag #diaperneed, participate in a nationwide Twitter Party where participants can share information, stories, activities and more from Diaper Need Awareness Week.
3) Donate your Tweet or Post. Surely you’ve heard of crowdsourcing, but how about crowdvoicing? Thanks to a new crowdvoicing platform call Thunderclap, we can amplify our diaper need message by having a Tweet, Tumblr post and Facebook post sent out to thousands of social media users at the same. If you donate your post (which you can do here), Thunderclap will automatically send a tweet or post from you on September 30th at 12pm PST.
The post will say: “Help local diaper banks keep all babies clean, dry & healthy. RT to support #DiaperNeed Awareness Week. http://thndr.it/1iSmGjB”
If you’re interested in learning more about a diaper bank near you click HERE.
One last thing, I wrote a post last year about why cloth diapering isn’t always the answer for struggling families. It is a great option for many, but (at least in Seattle) there are some strict guidelines that many families in need are unable to meet making it impossible for them to cloth diapering. Eastside Baby Corner does provide cloth diapers to any family who has the ability to properly care for cloth diapers.
Please consider doing something to help spread the news about #DiaperNeed! That’s a challenge!