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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Pioneers exploring uncharted territory always take a little longer to reach their destination. It took eight years for man to walk on the moon, but successive missions reaped the benefit of the inaugural experience. We find this to be generally … Continue reading
Occasionally when I visit the doctor for pain in my stomach or head, she asks, “How much does it hurt on a scale of 1 to 10?” and points to a chart with happy to excruciating faces and asks me … Continue reading
We are officially in the “dog days” of summer. Interestingly, this phrase refers to the sultry days of summer and came from the Romans, who associated it with the star, Sirius. They considered Sirius to be the “dog star” because … Continue reading
Though it may seem unlikely, a glimpse at your family tree can be helpful in thinking about competition in the social sector. Your family tree is a representation of your immediate, extended and distant relatives, which is much like how … Continue reading
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