May 8th, 2013
By Guest Blogger: John Paul de Silva, Managing Director of Social Focus Consulting
After being filmed for a Getinvolved.ca video in summer 2012, I eagerly awaited its television premiere on TVO. I absolutely love TVO and grew up watching educational and yet entertaining shows such as Polka Dot Door, Today’s Special, and Read All About It on the channel. To be associated with the channel, even in a small way, was an exciting proposition.
Knowing that my video would finally premiere on March 14, 2013, at 7:51 PM exactly, I got my equally, if not more, excited mom to get the camera ready. I wanted some pics for posterity to capture the moment of appearing on provincial-wide television. And there I was: my gigantic head appeared on an even bigger television set. Too cool for words! so I’m glad pics can now do the talking.
The whole Getinvolved.ca/TVO experience was exciting not only from a personal standpoint, but also from a business standpoint. The video told the story of my volunteerism but it also told how volunteering led to the founding of my company, Social Focus Consulting. By airing this video, we received tremendous exposure.
Further, the high quality production and airing on TVO lent an air of legitimacy to our mission. As a young organization, Social Focus Consulting is seeking to establish itself as the most innovative and youth-driven consultancy for non-profits in Canada. This video will help tell our story, in an effective way, to all the potential clients, partners, employees, and supporters out there.
John Paul de Silva is Managing Director of Social Focus Consulting, a youth-driven student consultancy helping nonprofits with innovative and affordable social media and marketing solutions. Visit HERE or contact him at JohnPaul@SocialFocusConsulting.ca.
May 6th, 2013
Sometimes busy schedules make committing to an ongoing volunteer position seem scary. Which is why event volunteering is a perfect way to give back for us busy bees.
April 9th, 2013
The info graphic explains how much the Evergreen volunteers have accomplished and why it is important to celebrate their hard work during National Volunteer Week.
March 22nd, 2013
The “Post-grad” world can be a scary place. After graduating University and taking an online certificate in PR, what I really needed was experience.
March 15th, 2013
Christine Duong is a communications student at Ryerson University. She’s been volunteering with the GetInvolved.ca team and various organizations for a few years now, and wanted to share her story about getting started on her volunteer journey with Getinvolved.ca.
February 27th, 2013
You want to get out of that February funk you’re stuck in? Sure, you can go to the gym. But you can also find a cause you’re passionate about, and make a difference in your own heart as well as someone else’s.
February 14th, 2013
When volunteers raise awareness, what does it look like? Can you define the amount of awareness that was raised? Can you see it? Touch it? Is it a nice tactile and tangible outcome that you can hold in the palm of your hand? For most of us, no. It feels like a vague concept.
January 23rd, 2013
How does volunteerism change you?
That was the question we set out to answer this season as we traveled across Ontario, talking to volunteers from all walks of life about how doing good for others can do good for you too.