About

alizapromoshotAliza Sherman has been building community and publishing content on the Web since 1994 and doing it online pre-Web since 1989. She currently consults nonprofits and companies about social media, develops social media strategies and assembles creative teams to implement them.

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And check out The Social Media Mama for more opinionated takes on social media.

2 responses to “About

  1. Stumbled on this site, Aliza! Learning tons from your site already and hoping to learn more. I’m a writer and researcher here in NY doing a study on social good and will formally begin my blog on the topic, amongst other technology and development items, tonight!

  2. Dear Aliza Sherman and friends at Social Media for Social Good,

    I work with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Conversations for a Better World, a forward-looking social platform for raising issues and finding solutions. Given all your good work on Social Media for Social Good (and The Social Media Mama), I was hoping we might join up in a little collaboration. The Summit Review for the Millennium Development Goals will take place on September 20-22, and we are asking media wizards like yourself to post videos, artwork and writing on how social media can affect our progress towards these goals.

    In particular, we’re looking for people who can answer any of these questions…

    – Does social media actually impact progress on the MDGs?

    – What are the concrete examples where it has made a difference?

    – Can social media have a bigger impact as the 2015 deadline draws closer?

    At Conversations we believe that social media can effect social change. That social media affords new opportunities and solutions and that its potential as a means to reach the MDGs is enormous. As the Summit garners attention from all corners, this is the moment to highlight social media as an instrument of change, while simultaneously spreading the word about what you do at SM4SG. Our contributors will have an opportunity to be heard, seen and read through extensive promotion and exposure.

    We’re not necessarily looking for a long blog-post. You can also express yourself by using photo, video or art, or re-purpose material you’ve used previously – it’s your ideas we are looking for. Please choose one Goal from the list below, and tell us how social media directly affects it, or how it might do so even more.

    • End Poverty and Hunger ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/poverty.shtml )
    • Universal Education ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/education.shtml )
    • Gender Equality ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/gender.shtml )
    • Child Health ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/childhealth.shtml )
    • Maternal Health ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/maternal.shtml )
    • Combat HIV/AIDS ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/aids.shtml )
    • Environmental Sustainability ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/environ.shtml )
    • Global Partnership ( http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/global.shtml )

    Please take a look at our website for examples of these blog posts.
    http://www.conversationsforabetterworld.com/

    Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

    Kind regards,
    Vanessa Levine-Smith

    Conversations for a Better World is a social platform for raising global issues and finding solutions. Tell us how you want to better your community. We’re looking for people, organizations, researchers, activists and businesses with ideas for a better world. Visit http://www.conversationsforabetterworld.com and register to become a conversation starter.

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