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: Morra has done everything from leading public relations and marketing at iVillage.com in the 1990s (where she helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first online chat), to serving as Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee, to being the founding Political Director for BlogHer.com. She believes women want to take action to make social change, and so she recently created The Mission List to help women use their online influence for good and engage in meaningful online marketing campaigns. Their upcoming campaigns include a 10-day challenge to raise money for Water.org, a shop-for-a-cause event for the March of Dimes, and social media support of Half the Sky, a global movement to support women and girls in areas from maternal and child health to gender-based violence to sex trafficking.
Why we love her: Morra advises everyone from large organizations like the American Cancer Society and the United Nations Foundation to smaller ones like Katherine Stone’s Postpartum Progress. Not only that, but she puts her money where her mouth is. Her marketing and PR firm, Women Online, has helped raise funds for and given support to several non-profit organizations.
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