As the Impact48 Weekend draws to a close, it’s time to say hello to our final volunteer – Impact48 blogger Kara Brown. A law graduate and writer with a passion for all things humanitarian and creative, Kara has spent the past few years working with NGOs and charities in India, Africa and at home here in bonnie Scotland. Here’s her take on Impact48.
Kara Brown, Social Media & Blogger for Impact48
How did you hear about the weekend?
A colleague recommended I get involved, after hearing about it from her friend – Impact48 blogger Lara.
What attracted you to Impact48?
I had a look at the Impact48 website and blog and instantly knew it was something I had to be part of. I’m always on the look out for new ideas and initiatives within the third sector, I enjoy experimenting with digital and social media and am inspired by the work of Edinburgh Cyrenians.
Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate. Happy. Thinker.
Aside from Impact48, describe your work in a nutshell.
I research, I write, I blog, I run events and I help organisations develop and implement social media strategies. Right now I’m gearing up for a Masters and looking for a new opportunity to work with a charity or NGO in Edinburgh.
What have you been working on this weekend?
Aside from blogging, tweeting, eating Karen’s delicious homemade bread and taking photographs, I’ve been helping Edinburgh Cyrenians improve their email marketing and social media activity.
What have you enjoyed most so far?
I’ve met some lovely, talented people. I’ve also discovered just how much a group of enthusiastic, dynamic volunteers can achieve in a short space of time. The 48 hour deadline helped me to focus on the tasks at hand and I think this is the most productive weekend I’ve had in a long time.
Lastly and most importantly – What is your favourite home baked treat?
Ooh, my Mum’s malteser cake. It’s addictive.
With only minutes to go and the judging panel arriving a little later this evening, we can’t wait to see the final result of the Cyrenians Weekend. Stay tuned throughout the homestretch by following us on Twitter @RealImpact48 (use the Twitter hashtag #impact48) or liking our Impact48 page on Facebook.