Why Community Movements Matter
Someone asked me the other day if I could list all of the communities and movements I'm a part of. I was shocked when it was difficult for me to list them all out, because I often give my time without even blinking.
As I was telling some of you about this conversation - you shared feelings that are much the same. You're involved in communities and giving of your time, but you couldn't articulate exactly where all of that time goes.
I want to challenge you to list out the time you spend participating in. Not only is it good to know what you're involved in, but if you ever consider applying for a grant or to be a B Corporation, you'll need to know this information. I'm doing this exercise publicly below, because I'm willing to bet you're involved in these communities too and this'll help jumpstart your list.
the rising tide society
Within this organization, I serve as a Community Moderator and as the Creative Council Chair. I give of my time to moderate the large Facebook group and meet with a team of amazing creatives around issues of community, diversity, and inclusion for our larger entrepreneurial community.
the babetown collective
Within this organization, I serve as a member of The Babe Squad and an educator for The Babetown Coterie, as well as the co-host of a weekly series on YouTube for the community.
mr. kate little misters
I served as the Chief Street Team Officer for Mr. Kate from 2015-2016 and now serve as a moderator of the Little Misters community.
united nations empower women movement
Empower Women is a global movement with more than half a million viewers and over 18,500+ passionate and ambitious women and men from the private sector, civil society, academia, governments and international organizations more than 198 countries. Empower Women has also cultivated a global network of 410+ dynamic, influential Champions for women’s economic empowerment from over 70 countries. Together, we are taking actions and driving change for women’s economic empowerment both online and offline.
Empower Women's mission: "We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their community. We equip them with resources, opportunities and a global platform that facilitates networking, learning and sharing of experiences."
What communities are you a part of? Let me know in the comments below!