Social TrendSpotter is a weekly blog and 24/7 social media platform, which features bite-size posts that provide you with the latest trends and ideas within the social sector. Social TrendSpotter merges the current thinking with the edge of innovation to inspire, to encourage, to educate and – ultimately – to create a better sector. Social TrendSpotter includes original analysis, but also highlights the latest sector-wide thinking into a user-friendly resource where the interested can visit and draw inspiration, cross-pollinate, and provoke their own new thinking.
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Our TrendSpotters on the East and West Coasts may not realize this, but here in Texas, we are in the midst of rodeo season. During many rodeo competitions, cowboys and cowgirls are challenged to hold on to bucking horses for … Continue reading
For many nonprofits the summer months can be glorious – warm weather brings a boost in morale; a new fiscal year begins; donors go on vacation; and with a little downtime we find a glimmer of hope to tackle a … Continue reading
We are excited to be sharing a wonderful piece by our friend and TrendSpotter, Carla Javits, President and CEO of REDF. She has a lot to contribute as a leader in the social enterprise movement, but also had a birdseye … Continue reading
School is out, graduation has come and gone, and summer has officially begun! Growing up, one of my summer traditions was to take out my school yearbook, read all the notes from friends and teachers, and reflect on the year … Continue reading
Lyndon B. Johnson was famous for saying “When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be mayor.” This past weekend, Dallas hosted the U.S. Conference of Mayors. After four days … Continue reading