Using Social Media for Social Good – A Unique Case Study
In July 2009, The NGO World was established with the help of a laptop and a number of rigorous brainstorming sessions between its founder and likeminded visionaries. Mr. Zafar Iqbal, the founder had a brain wave when he saw people getting connected by social media more than any other medium, thus he decided to link up people. There were those who could be of service to humanity; there were those who needed help; and then there were those who could donate. Some needed work and the others wanted work done, some needed training and some others knew how to train. The NGO World bridged the gap between all to tie them in a thread of humanity. The objective was to share all about the social sector and enhance the collaborations, ultimately resulting in value based social good for the communities in need. All this was done through online activities with the help of social media tools like Facebook, Yahoo Groups, LinkedIn& Twitter. The NGO World as an active e-forum of NGO Development professionals has achieved great repute and popularity for providing opportunities to the professionals regarding latest information, job alerts, training announcements, issues, success stories, case studies and other related aspects of this valuable sector. Hundreds of professionals have availed beneficial opportunities and earned a wealth of knowledge from this social media networking
Mr.Zafar Iqbal initiated TNW in July 2009, since then it has networked 100,000 NGO’s professionals along with social service to more than 500,000 needy.
platform. With the slogan “Live for Others”, TNW is serving people from all walks of life, regardless of their cast, creed, religion or social standing. It is working in various segments of social well being including Education, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation, Disaster Management, Economic Empowerment, Orphan and Widows Support Program and Skill Development Program. The organization is in now in a position to join hands with Government Functionaries, INGOs, UN Agencies & other key Aid agencies besides drawing its strength from communities.