Hello. I’m Jennifer James, the founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Thank you very much for stopping by.
You may know me as the founder of the Mom Bloggers Club, the world’s largest community for moms who blog, or you may not know me at all. Perhaps you are wondering why I decided to start a site that rallies mom bloggers for social good.
Since 2010 I have been fixated by the notion of collective voices working together to make measurable impacts on weighty issues. That year while covering Mashable’s Social Good Summit in New York I wrote:
I finally hit upon an epiphany! Global issues about poverty and education, world hunger and sex trafficking, as examples, don’t need to be solved by me. Rather, they can be solved when intelligent, conscious people bring ideas and solutions to the table and then people like me (bloggers) move those ideas and solutions through the Net. That is where the power of change really happens.
I believe that to this day.
Less than a year after I wrote those words I traveled to Kenya on a trip that changed my perspective on the world and challenged me to do more to help others.
Mom Bloggers for Social Good was created nearly a year after that trip and provides opportunities for mom bloggers to use the social media and blogging followings they’ve amassed over the years for good as well as travel on observation trips to see the good work our partners are doing here in the United States and around the world.
Since we began in 2012 our impact has been felt around the world. Everyday, ordinary people are learning more about global health and international development because our members care enough to spread the word about big issues like maternal and child health, global malnutrition and pressing issues concerning women and girls. My goal when I started this community of Social Good Moms was modest. I have even been surprised by the sheer number of collective actions we’ve taken since our humble beginnings and the amount of awareness we are bringing to issues that matter most in our lifetime.
Thank you again for your interest in Mom Bloggers for Social Good. I would love to hear from you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to become a member, we would love to have you.