Reads of the Week: March 8, 2013

Reid All About it

I can feel for them because for eight years I was the general manager of an independently-owned (and very successful) restaurant, long before the days of social media. Anyone who says that text language is chaotic isn’t paying enough attention to the system of rules that users have developed to move real-time conversation into written form ,” says Anne Curzan in the Chronicle of Higher Education. What Social Business Means for Leadership – Jamie Notter’s keynote.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is a state network that links resources with people who can make change happen in Colorado. They work in collaboration with health care providers, policy, and decision makers, industry experts, advocates, and individuals in communities across Colorado. As part of their integrated communications strategy for social media, they tweet through CCMUTweets – taking a networked approach.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

Reid All About it

I’ll be envious when I see the tweets but I rather hike (and see Tom Petty) in Colorado. Hear about the Auto Care Association’s (ACA) 2016 ASAE Gold Circle Award-winning campaign for their Auto Care Careers Program and the challenges it addressed, including effective website design, marketing to millennials, and social media outreach. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter

In a research report called “ Exhausted But Unable to Disconnect, ” professors from Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State University found that an “always on” culture may prevent employees from fully disengaging from work, causing stress. Research also shows that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive. Set up internal chat lines for sharing photos or brief social updates.

New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns

Beth Kanter

And how do you handle a tech glitch —or even a systems crash? These additions, created by our partners at Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies , complement the existing playbook content, which includes recommendations, checklists and templates for everything from early planning to post-campaign analysis. In Kansas, for example, the Wichita Community Foundation reached out to a local tech alliance to help with social media updates.

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


We found that while Retail, Real-Estate, and Travel & Hospitality industries have struggled, industries such as Media & Entertainment, Video Conferencing and Social Media have prospered. Facebook’s decision reflects the growing concern that the coronavirus pandemic will not be controlled anytime soon and that social distancing may be the new normal. Audiences still want to engage in the content and follow the shows and actors on social media.