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Pokemon Go and Nonprofits


Pokemon Go, the latest installment in the best-selling Pokémon video game series, launched as a smartphone app using augmented reality. It became an overnight viral sensation and cultural phenomena.  Perhaps its appeal is an escape from all the bad things that are happening the world right now.… Read More

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Last year, I read Marie Kondo’s “The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organization” and just read her book, Spark Joy, both of which, of course,  share techniques and the psychology of de-cluttering your closet and home, but the principles work for your professional life – clearing your calendar, to do list, and especially your online social network connections.    … Read More

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST!

Posted by Catie Clune on Thursday, September 24, 2015

This weekend, I got to spend some time at a beautiful conference center on Falling Leaf Lake with grassroots environmental organizations at the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference.  … Read More

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips


Earlier this month, when Instagram announced its user community had grown to more than 400 million, it reminded me that I needed to update my curated collection of Instagram for Nonprofit resources.  As a content curator, I’m not just on the hunt for learning and sharing snippets of the new or what’s buzzing.    … Read More

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement Process for Nonprofits

I was in San Antonio this week to facilitate an interactive master class for 300 nonprofits that was hosted by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council that hosts The Big Give, a very successful local giving day.  One of the goals of the giving day is to improve the local skills and capacity of nonprofits in online fundraising, and I was impressed at the level of knowledge in the room.  … Read More