Giving Back

photo of kids on a Puakea Foundatoin camping trip to plant koa trees

GIVE BACK. As you know, it is a core value in many places, and especially here in Hawaii. More…

Can Social Media Save Hawaii’s Beaches and Land?

HILT buy back the beach banner

Saving Hawaii’s beaches and open space is a widely shared commitment – not just among those of us who live here but even more so perhaps for the millions of visitors to Hawaii! Everyone is invited, as even those of you who may never visit have likely experienced calm and inspiration from looking a Maui sunset or listening to the rhythm of…

Pledge Your Weight Loss, Feed Others

Polly Kauahi, Development Director of the Hawaii Food Bank, has been a regular at our free Social Media Club Hawaii meetings for the past several months. She has taken social media by the horns! Polly created a community fundraising event that all of us can support with very little effort while generating a high return – in fact less than two (2!)…

Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

About a year ago I founded the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club. It is part of a international nonprofit organization of social media practitioners and exists to develop and share best practices and ethics on the social web. One of the first goals we had was to get the word out in the community about our organization. My fellow volunteer…

Site ReLaunch: Coffee Kids

Coffee Kids has been our client for almost a decade. As a nonprofit, they help coffee-growing families learn new skills and develop sustainable lifestyles, as the coffee industry suffers from a glut of over-production that keeps income low to the first line of coffee workers – those who cultivate and pick the beans. It’s not an easy story to tell when you…