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 are always on the look-out for trends, especially positive trends from the for-profit space to incorporate into nonprofit settings. Recently, we have heard a lot about great corporate cultures like those of Zappos and technology companies. When we dissect … Continue reading
Last night, I attended an SMU Tate Lecture series featuring Tom Brokaw, Doris Kearns Goodwin and leading political commentator former presidential advisor David Gergen. I, along with everyone in the audience, was stunned when Gergen said, “I got a call … Continue reading
Many were saddened on Labor Day by the death of Hugh O’Brian, the actor who played Wyatt Earp in the 1950s TV show. However, I knew him a different way. When I was a sophomore in high school in rural … Continue reading
When I was a kid, I loved the start of school – fresh pencils, a new teacher and lots of new material to learn. Not surprisingly, I was the kid with her hand up any time a teacher asked a … Continue reading
I celebrated a milestone yesterday – my 40th birthday. It has been a full week filled with the positive energy that comes from being surrounded by friends, family and doing what I love. Now that I’m “older and wiser,” I … Continue reading