Our weekly blog, Social TrendSpotter provides you with the latest trends and ideas within the social sector. It merges 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 social sector professionals and students alike can draw inspiration, share ideas and develop new thinking on best practices.

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Hot Topics in the Social Sector, Podcast-style

Podcasts are all the rage. According to an annual survey by Infinite Dial, last year 1 in 4 people listened to them. Now, that number has risen to 1 in 3! A few people have asked me to start a podcast, and I strongly considered doing so. But, I have since realized it...

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The Five C’s of an Effective Policymaker Meeting

Spring has sprung! We are not only enjoying the weather, but we are also heading to city halls, state capitals and Washington, D.C., to advocate for those we serve. Advocacy isn’t something that comes easily to everyone. I come from a long line of unsung heroes who...

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Snag Talent with a Bit O’ Irish Luck

This week, we embrace wishes for good luck as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Those of us who work in the nonprofit sector feel lucky beyond St. Patrick’s Day because of the many intangible rewards that come with our line of work. But, we also know, as the...

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Lessons from Dr. Seuss on the Power of Storytelling

Last week, children and adults alike celebrated Dr. Seuss Day in classrooms across America. I got to visit an elementary school and read my favorite Dr. Seuss book – Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – to an enraptured audience of young learners. As Dr. Seuss...

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5 Leadership Lessons from Coach K

For those of you who are familiar with Social Impact Architects, you already know that many of our team members are graduates of Duke University. So, we were really excited last week when Coach K became the all-time winningest coach in college basketball....

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