Working on everything from domestic violence to AIDS awareness to mental health and pro-family policies, most of these social media mavens started with a single idea that grew into so much more. They’ve created non-profit organizations, planned charitable events, and served as forum leaders and policy changers — all while empowering their readers to act. In between chronicling their kids’ field trips and flu shots on their own personal blogs, these parents still find the time to speak out on social issues, raise awareness, reduce stigma, and, ultimately, save lives. They’re simply inspiring.
There is so much good happening in the social media space today that it was nearly impossible to limit our list to just 25 parents. Because of this, Babble chose the following 25 parents as examples of the kind of amazing job many of you are doing when it comes to using social media to champion causes in your communities. We have not ranked these parents, as they — and you — are all wonderful in their own right.
Without further ado, here are Babble’s top 25 parent bloggers who are changing the world through social media, listed in alphabetical order. We hope you find inspiration in what they do, and feel emboldened to go out and make your own change in the world. — Babble Editors
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Who she is: Already an experienced marketer and blogger, Debbie Bookstaber launched Bloganthropy in 2010 with longtime friend Candace Lindemann because she knew many blogging moms would be motivated to write about corporate philanthropic initiatives. The organization connects social media users with corporate PR departments to combine the power of the two: the former raises awareness for a cause, the latter provides resources to support that cause.
Bookstaber and Lindemann also created the annual Bloganthropy Award, which recognizes bloggers using social media for social good and highlights the blogging community’s growing role in raising awareness for philanthropic campaigns. The award’s first three winners, Katherine Stone, Susan Niebur and Devan McGuinness are all featured on our list as well.
Why we love her: Every time you turn around, you’ll see Debbie working to spread the word through social media about yet another charitable project. She’s worked with the likes of Procter & Gamble’s Give Hope, Donors Choose campaign and Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale.
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