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Rock climbing is surprisingly complex, and is as much a mental exercise as a physical one. Here are some of the things I've learned in my short time rock climbing, and how they can apply to social media campaigns.Read More
Many of us lack the budget or time to go to continuing education conferences. So what can you do to improve your skills? Check out these hubs of online learning!Read More
Even the most social-media-savvy among us will admit that LinkedIn can be a challenge for organizations to use effectively.
While it is considered a social network, it just feels less social than, say, Twitter or Facebook. People don't usually go to LinkedIn to kill time; they go with a very specific purpose: Either to recruit people for a job or to look for jobs. Since most of their features are built around the idea of networking, how can your nonprofit fit in?Read More
Last week, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone announced Jelly, a new social network that's basically the lovechild of Quora and Instagram. People take pictures and ask questions about the pictures, and then the answers are provided by other users. But how can nonprofits use this new service?Read More
Last fall, we ran a guest post by Amy Lee featuring an excerpt from her book "Excuse Me? I'm Doing What Now? The Office Worker's Guide To Managing a Website For Those Who Just Got Stuck With It."
The book addresses a perennial problem in short-staffed, underfunded organizations, particularly nonprofits: people often have to take on responsibilities for which they have limited training or expertise, and there's often no budget or time to provide the training necessary.
When her guest post went up on the site in October, Lee had just started posting chapters of the book to her blog. As of today, the book is available on the blog in its entirety, and available on Kindle and in print as well.Read More
You all seemed to really dig the inspirational playlist I posted on Monday, so here's another one! This one is all upbeat, instrumental music. I don't know about you, but sometimes lyrics distract me from what I'm trying to write or edit, so it's essential to have some music with no lyrics but a strong beat. To that end...here you go.Read More
We all have "those days." The days when you feel like you've hit a wall. When your motivation doesn't just flag, it ceases to exist. When you start to wonder if it's all worth it. Never fear. I have just the playlist to help perk you right back up.Read More
Mashable just posted a startling statistic: 1/3 of all U.S. women use Pinterest. Couple that with the fact that two of Small Act's top ten most popular blog posts of the 2013 were about nonprofit Pinterest board ideas, and I think we can safely say that Pinterest is not only here to stay, but interest in the platform is growing.Read More
Last year, I wrote a much-shared post called "Success is not defined, nor is the path to get there. Be wild!" In it, I talked about several people I admire, who have used new technology to go around the traditional "way things are done" to build a passionate fan base.Read More