Last fall, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum of SIGEF brought together nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, skilled speakers and those interested in social change met for three days to talk about pertinent issues affecting the global community.
Horyou.com, the social network that focuses on social good, made the SIGEF event even more exciting by launching the hashtag #GreatDoingGood, which is both a social media campaign and website that supports local acts of social justice and humanity. The campaign has collection several testimonials from individuals in various parts of the world about why doing good is great. This initiative is an attempt to inspire others to engage in positive activities that will better their communities.
#GreatDoingGood also offers more incentive by making social action into a fun game. Those who are interested can submit videos of their community service and methods for social change, and the winner will receive a cash prize of $1500. An additional $1500 will go toward the winner’s charity of community organization of choice. These types of contests encourage people to be more engaged in their communities, and prompts individuals to come up with viable solutions for community issues.
Individuals are not the only beneficiaries of #GreatDoingGood. Companies can also participate. When companies participate in these types of programs, they encourage employees to volunteer and donate to local charities. It’s clear to see that #GreatDoingGood is one of the most effective ways that social media is spreading the word about doing good in society.