UNICEF's Next Generation gets social

June 2, 2011

By

social@unicefusa.org

Less than three years from its founding and with over $1 million raised, UNICEF's Next Generation is taking its message to the world.

UNICEF's Next Generation is a diverse group of young professionals, ages 21 to 40, who share a commitment to UNICEF's future and a belief in Zero.

We realize that UNICEF's mandate depends on the engagement of every new generation. We recognize that it will take financial resources, as well as education, engagement and advocacy to reduce the number of daily preventable child deaths from 22,000 every day, to zero. Because of this we are spreading the vision of UNICEF's Next Generation to our peers across the world through Social Media. Led by a Social Media Committee that includes John Kluge, Manish Vora, Elise Jordan, Danielle Abraham, Nell Diamond and Erin Lieber (see below for more information), Next Gen will educate, engage and advocate through various social outlets including Facebook & Twitter.

Less than three years from its founding and with over $1 million raised, UNICEF's Next Generation is taking its message to the world.

UNICEF's Next Generation is a diverse group of young professionals, ages 21 to 40, who share a commitment to UNICEF's future and a belief in Zero.

We realize that UNICEF's mandate depends on the engagement of every new generation. We recognize that it will take financial resources, as well as education, engagement and advocacy to reduce the number of daily preventable child deaths from 22,000 every day, to zero. Because of this we are spreading the vision of UNICEF's Next Generation to our peers across the world through Social Media. Led by a Social Media Committee that includes John Kluge, Manish Vora, Elise Jordan, Danielle Abraham, Nell Diamond and Erin Lieber (see below for more information), Next Gen will educate, engage and advocate through various social outlets including Facebook & Twitter.

UNICEF's Next Generation

Less than three years from its founding and with over $1 million raised, UNICEF's Next Generation is taking its message to the world.

UNICEF's Next Generation is a diverse group of young professionals, ages 21 to 40, who share a commitment to UNICEF's future and a belief in Zero.

We realize that UNICEF's mandate depends on the engagement of every new generation. We recognize that it will take financial resources, as well as education, engagement and advocacy to reduce the number of daily preventable child deaths from 22,000 every day, to zero.

Because of this we are spreading the vision of UNICEF's Next Generation to our peers across the world through Social Media. Led by a Social Media Committee that includes John Kluge, Manish Vora, Elise Jordan, Danielle Abraham, Nell Diamond and Erin Lieber (see below for more information), Next Gen will educate, engage and advocate through various social outlets including Facebook & Twitter.

Our goal is to activate our peers, educate on the work of UNICEF and Next Gen, engage through events and conversations online and advocate on behalf of the 22,000 children who die every single day from causes we can prevent.

Join us by following us on Twitter @UNICEFNextGen and on the official Next Gen Facebook Page.

Who we are: UNICEF's Next Generation

Bios of Social Media Committee members:

Danielle Abraham

Danielle Abraham is a marketing, events and social media professional, currently based in New York City. Danielle is usually not seen without BlackBerry in hand, where she is likely tweeting, checking in, tumbling or keeping up with the latest innovations in philanthropy. Danielle spent the last few years managing event sponsorships, partnerships and social media for a number of lifestyle brands at Harrison & Shriftman, a corptique lifestyle agency, and recently served as the Director of Partnerships for Summit Series' biggest event yet, Summit at Sea. She is active on several non-profit boards and is passionate about causes related to children, women, education and social change. Danielle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied strategic communications in the Journalism School. Follow Danielle at @DanielleAbes.


Nell Diamond

Nell Diamond is a recent graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in English. She will be starting work in September 2011 at Deustche Bank's New York office. Nell's interests include British TV, inserting hash-tags into regular conversations and - of course - everything UNICEF-related. Follow her on twitter at @nelliediamond.


Erin Lieber

Erin Lieber is a health care executive and entrepreneur in the New York, New Jersey Area. Her interests include innovation in our global health care delivery system, and her interest in UNICEF's Next Generation supports this end. Erin attended Villanova University, where she met her husband, and has also studied at the London School of Economics and is a Wharton Fellow - University of Pennsylvania. Erin is a current Master's candidate at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service and she has taught self-study courses through Wharton's Entrepreneurial MBA Program, based around technology starts ups and social media. On a lighter note, Erin loves The Economist, Reality TV, Scrabble and her Corgi, Sarah Jane.


Elise Jordan

Elise Jordan is a New York-based writer who frequently travels to Afghanistan. She served as a director for communications in the National Security Council from 2008-09 and was a speechwriter for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She has been published in the Daily Beast, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. She is active on social media commenting on the plight of women in the Middle East, foreign affairs, the flooding of the Mississippi River and even details of her recent wedding and honeymoon. She can be found at @elise_jordan.


John Kluge Jr.

John Kluge likes to think big. Having recently established a cybersecurity program connecting young global tech leaders, he's now setting his mark on launching a group that develops radically scalable purpose driven ventures ("if it doesn't touch a billion people it's just not interesting"). Ok, so maybe he won't get to a billion right away, but he's on the move! John is an evangelist for games for good, exploration, sustainable toilets, and basically anything cool with massive social impact- like UNICEF. Keep an eye out for the disarmament documentary he's producing with His Holiness the Dalai Lama or the game he's making with Jane McGonigal. He's a graduate of Columbia University, is a perpetual student of impossibly difficult languages, and has a four legged sidekick named Thor. Follow him on twitter at @klugesan.


Manish Vora

Manish Vora likes to muse on the web about inspiring people, great art, supporting artists and art organizations in the US, anything Boston sports including hating on Yankees and Lakers fans, advocating for fines against discarding cigarettes on the street and of course promoting UNICEF. Manish is the co-founder of Artlog and Grey Area, a regular correspondent on NBC New York and is active on several museum and nonprofit boards. He graduated from Yale University. He can be found at @nishnyc, @artlog and www.facebook.com/artlog.