Wed.May 09, 2012

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? I have 1021 pins. knew I had a solid interest in Pinterest , but this confirms it – full blown obsession. I wonder how long it took me to pin so many things. If I sent someone 1021 text messages, I could probably be given stalker status.

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Great reads from around the web on May 9th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 9th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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Seven Ways To Use Photos To Amplify Engagement On Your Facebook Page


The reason why Facebook paid a billion dollars for Instagram is the same reason why Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites in history. It’s also the reason why Facebook redesigned Pages to the new Timeline layout: People Love Pictures.

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Geoffrey James On What Makes An Extraordinary Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A friend shared with me a spot-on article by Geoffrey James the other day. In it, James explains the difference between averages bosses and extraordinary bosses. He demonstrates why the best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics.

Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

Museum 2.0

Last week, I was in Minneapolis for the American Association of Museums annual meeting. As always, the conference was a party mix of inspiring and dull, familiar and new. It's one of the rare settings in which you can see glimpses of the past and the future all under one roof.

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Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

Tech Soup Blog

Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! series. I've heard a lot employees and managers talk about "needing a mentor." " When I ask them what goals they are looking to accomplish with a mentor, most have no concrete answer.

Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy, Part 1: What Systems Can You Migrate?


Matthew Eshleman. Director of Professional Network Services. Community IT Innovators. While it may be tempting to move to the cloud because of your free 10 Salesforce licenses or free Google Apps account, it's critical to answer the question: Why migrate? At its core the “cloud” is a scalable architecture that allows data to be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

Nonprofits Live: Collaborative Storytelling Recap

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Campaign. kicked off with a special edition of Nonprofits Live on the topic of collaborative storytelling. Collaborative storytelling refers to working with a team, sometimes distributed, to produce video. Featured on this edition of NPLive were: Aaron Bramly , Co-founder and Director of Communication/Education for Lights. Camera. Windy Borman , filmmaker at DVA Productions. Thomas Grasty , Co-founder of Stroome.

How To Rekindle The Passion You Once Had For Your Job

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Mary Kaech , Project Assistant and Writer, at Food for the Hungry. Working in the fundraising office of an international nonprofit can sometimes be a bit of a soul-killing experience.

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California Department of Public Health Lets People Text to Find the Closest Vaccination

Mobile Commons

Challenge: How do you get vital clinic information to Californians, targeted around their location? During the H1N1 scare in 2009, the California Department of Public Health wanted to help citizens get vaccinated against the virus.

Text hotline answers teens’ questions about sex, drugs, and gangs

Mobile Commons

Questions about your sexual health can be embarrassing. But with Alexandria, VA’s Teen Text Message Line, teens can ask them in a way that’s private and easy – via text message. By texting SEX to 30644, teens enter a conversation with a counselor who will answer their questions within 24 hours. Teens can ask about anything – sexual health, relationships, teen pregnancy and more – and get fast, confidential, and non-judgmental responses.