Alt Chat Wednesday: Driving Engagement with Social Media

Comments on blogs are rare. Nowadays engagement happens on social media. Plans are made. Ideas are germinated. Dream teams are introduced and formed. But none of this happens without your guidance. Conversations and collaborations that appear effortless, natural require practice and trial and error and until you find your voice and your pace. 

Join the Alt community this Wednesday morning (tomorrow) May 8th at 9AM PT/12PM ET on Twitter for an hour-long chat about hooking the interest of an audience and enticing them to engage. 

Read More

Alter Your World by Recognizing Innovative Teachers

In 2013, we introduced Alter Your World to the Alt community at our flagship event in Salt Lake City. Since then we have loved watching the community strive for change, show acts of kindness, and celebrate doing good.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who supports teachers and celebrates innovation in education, to bring our Alt community a fantastic opportunity. During the next two weeks, we hope you will join us and participate in a contest to celebrate teachers and innovation in education for a chance to win a ticket to Alt Summer for yourself and $500 cash for a deserving teacher.

Read More

Doing Good

Companies whose mission is to give back to the greater community are driven, focused, and have loyal customers. These big companies spend a lot of time and money making sure that their efforts are feeding their goal on a regular basis, which can seem overwhelming to a small group or a single person blog.

But, you don't have to be big to make a difference. You just have to get started and things will trickle into place. These five tips will have you using your influence to do good in no time at all.

Read More

The Winner of Our Scarf Design Contest is…

We, along with fashionABLE, asked you to design scarves to make a difference for women in Ethiopia and you did. Over 100 designs were submitted. We then asked you to vote for your favorite scarf design. And the results are in. 

It was a tie! 

The two winners were the Zeritu scarf (shown on the left in the photos) designed by Hannah Coulson and the Tigist scarf (shown on the right in the photos) designed by Drew Pistilli.

Want one or both of these scarves? In love with the Genet scarf designed by Janette Crawford of Fashion Loves People that won our first scarf contest back in January 2013? Here is your chance to get all three! Head over to KickStarter to learn how.

Please help us share the news about these beautiful scarves. fashionABLE has created a Share page with sample Tweets and graphics for you to use. Thanks for helping get the word out!

Announced during the January 2013 Alt Summit, Alter Your World is a project where we contribute to make the world a better place and recognize whether our actions whether big or small do good.

Alter Your World - Winner # 1