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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Last week, I shared crowd-sourced advice from social entrepreneur pioneers. Our industry’s collective wisdom, developed through years of experience, must be shared so that we may continue to make progress against the challenging social issues that face our communities. I … Continue reading
As social entrepreneurs, we are lucky. We live each day knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of others. It is a blessing, but it isn’t always easy. Now we have a new generation of millennial social … Continue reading
I love Banksy and his rogue artwork, such as “I Want Change” (pictured here). Like the best provocateurs, he gets us to think and opens our minds to a different point of view. In the social sector, we often have … Continue reading
In the past 50 years, we have made real progress on many social issues because of people like you – nonprofit managers, social entrepreneurs, educators and students – sparking interest in issues impacting the world around them. In his speech … Continue reading
When I embarked on my trip to Colorado for the Aspen Ideas Festival this week, I must admit I was in a bit of a social funk. The urgency of issues, such as Zika, gun violence, homelessness and early childhood … Continue reading