Behind the scenes with #GivingTuesday

April 17, 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration.

I've been following the international #GivingTuesday campaign for a few years now, and I was really excited to be welcome to the Giving Tuesday family last year. It was a nice fit with some of the other work I was doing with local nonprofits, and it felt like a great opportunity to apply a global initiative for social good to our local context. Not only has this been one of the friendliest communities that I've ever been a part of, but the impact of GivingTuesday is incredible and so inspiring. 

The Giving Tuesday Community Manager, Britney, and I sat down (virtually) to chat about a few fun things close to my heart, including why I joined the community and what I learned from our first #BajanGiving events last November. You can read the full interview here.

I'm really looking forward to bigger and better things for our #BajanGiving campaigns in 2018. If you're interested in joining the team, or you have a charity or NGO that could benefit from collaborating on a #BajanGiving campaign in November, please get in touch!

Island Diaries: A little rant about travelling in the Caribbean

April 13, 2018

Why oh why must Caribbean travel be so difficult?

Though I'm based in Barbados, I don't travel to neighbouring Caribbean countries very often. There are a number of reasons for this, the main ones being that regional travel is often unreasonably complicated and expensive, especially compared to international travel. Here's an example of what we're dealing with: