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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We always look forward to the Oscars – the glamour, the storytelling and the fashion. However, this year something new was in fashion – the acceptance speech that focused less on accolades and more on how we all could do … Continue reading
Today we enjoy advances in science that allow us to live longer, healthier lives than our predecessors. We get vaccinated, eat right and visit our doctor at the first sign that something in our body is off-kilter. Pain and reduced … Continue reading
Inspired by the millions of couples who will get engaged this Valentine’s Day, we thought we would highlight another engagement that ranks high in importance for our happiness: employee engagement. The modern workforce has shifted power to employees who can … Continue reading
Social enterprises have always been touted as important for enhancing the sustainability of nonprofit organizations and filling market voids. Think about the Salvation Army’s thrift shops or Girl Scouts cookies, which are two of my favorite guilty pleasures. However, as the … Continue reading
The political season has started. The State of the Union and the Republican Response fired up Washington D.C. last week with debates on important issues, such as early childhood education and criminal justice reform. Across the country, legislatures are beginning … Continue reading