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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A pressing challenge facing social sector organizations is the need to recruit dedicated and engaged board members. Yet, finding the “right” board members can be difficult. On one hand, nonprofits need a certain type of person, with specific areas of … Continue reading
We are delighted by the inventiveness of entrepreneurs who have been able to launch pop-up retail stores and restaurants that appear instantaneously and serve a distinct niche for a limited time. The idea that an entire entity can be created … Continue reading
We love sharing good deeds like a great one we saw last month when good Samaritans came to the aid of a man in Australia who got his leg stuck while boarding a train. The man ultimately was fine, but the best … Continue reading
Like millions around the world, we were saddened this summer by the sudden passing of Robin Williams, a true original. Through his retrospective, we were particularly moved by his words, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can … Continue reading
The summer of 2014 will be remembered as the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has now raised more than $70 million in less than a month for the ALS Association. While there is debate on where it originated and whether or … Continue reading