Heather Starr Fiedler (@drheatherstarr)
Four years ago a coworker and I started Play it Forward Pittsburgh, a gently used childrens’ toy drive. We used nothing but Facebook and word of mouth and were able to mobile hundreds of people to collect thousands of toys for area kids. Three years later we grew to helping over 2,000 local children, having a day named after us by the major and having more toys than we can handle…all still just using Facebook and a few other social sites. It’s truly the power of social media at work.
Using social media to build a community. Integrating social media platforms. Starting a nonprofit organization using volunteer strangers turned friends.