‘Social Change’ Category

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Social Change

Turning Adversities into Inspirations

Speaking of stories in my previous post, here’s a story I have wanted to share. This email arrived in my inbox the night I gave a presentation at a local TAFE in Brisbane. (TAFE is a vocational education institute in Australia.) I’ve been talking about this idea for a few weeks now and its been on my mind for quite [...]

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Social Change, Social Innovation, Technology

Harnessing Interconnectedness to Bridge Gaps in Social Innovation

At the end of last year, I got an email from Sarah Moran about a competition on Facebook organised by V Australia. When I clicked on it, the app asked me if I allow them to access my Facebook info and not wanting to risk it without reading much into their privacy terms, I decided to ditch the idea. A [...]

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Reflection, Social Change

Make this a Meaningful Mother’s Day

I am not ashamed to admit that my mum is one of the best in the world. Growing up struggling with financial resources, my mum has always provided with the best. Every morning, without fail, she would be up at 4am to do the washing and cleaning, and prepare breakfast and pack lunch for us. When I was volunteering in [...]

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Social Change, Technology

Keep It Simple

I was at a function a few days ago and someone was there promoting their organisation. It was a great organisation I must say, and at the end of the night, the person passed around a paper for us to fill in if we were interested to be kept up-to-date with all the cool stuff the organisation is doing. After [...]

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Social Change

Why do you give?

Philanthropy has never been an interesting topic to me, because I thought it was a little bit silly to make the art of giving technical. However, since being involved with a number of fundraising events, I have come to appreciate the importance of these organisations to help social investors make informed decision in supporting charities. A few years ago, I [...]

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Social Change, Technology

Online vs Offline Activism

I was having a conversation with a friend about online vs offline activism. She does not use Twitter and cannot see online activism happening. Her view is that offline campaigns are generally the most successful. And I absolutely agree. But I think that having an online community does fuel the offline activity whatever it is. Technology and ‘being online’, if [...]

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