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Can Social Media Get Me a Job?

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Is it important to have a professional profile to be on social media? Better yet, can social media get you the job you want most? Last week I spoke to the South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) about ways to amplify their professional presence online. Many people are used to hearing the horror stories of employers looking at their employees' personal social media accounts and finding inappropriate content.

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Jumping Ship : Off Stage

Off Stage

On January 19, 2011, Inman News carried a feature article by Matt Carter with the headline, “South Carolina real estate brokerage drops Realtor affiliation: Company maintains MLS membership. Social Media. Off Stage. 20, 2011 - Jumping Ship. The article continues, “The largest brokerage in the Columbia, S.C., metro area has dropped its Realtor association membership, saying too many of its agents balked at paying $431 in annual dues in December 2010.”

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How to Keep Residents Engaged In Your Community

AMG

This social interaction creates important ties between the resident and the community. 2) Use social media. When it comes to community engagement, social media is your friend. We have already mentioned social media.

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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

I also delivered a workshop to South Carolina nonprofits on the same topic hosted by Shine The Light, Nonprofit Forums. Ice Cream for staff appreciation or other staff organized social activities.

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My Thanks to SCSAE Annual Meeting Attendees and Leadership

Association 20/20

I want to send out a special hello and expression of gratitude to the attendees of the 2009 South Carolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) Annual Conference as well as the leadership and staff of SCSAE, especially Executive Director Keely Yates. I also want to commend the Isle of Palms Wild Dunes Resort just outside of Charleston, South Carolina for providing such a wonderful and vibrant environment for SCSAE’s Annual Conference. .

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter

Nonprofits and community foundations across the country had spent months planning for and promoting the event, lining up corporate matches, courting media coverage, and encouraging individuals to give — many for the first time. the Central Carolina Community Foundation had organized a big party at the city’s minor-league ballpark to celebrate its giving day, Midland Gives, staged in conjunction with Give Local America.

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Thursday Buzz: What’s the Most Influential Association in Congress?

Associations Now

A new survey reveals which trade association is the best at media relations and coalition building on Capitol Hill. Out of 15 categories, ranging from local impact to self-regulation to media relations, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) earned the top ranking in seven. When it comes to social media, for example, the telecommunications sector took top honors, while manufacturing fell to the bottom.

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Hurricane Michael: Electric Group Turns Website Into Info Hub

Associations Now

The fast-moving Hurricane Michael, which has quickly plowed through the Southeast this week after starting in the Gulf of Mexico, has energy industry groups on their toes as they assess what the storm’s impact is for the affected states, including Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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In “Digital Protest,” NAACP Urges Users to Boycott Facebook

Associations Now

After reports released Monday by the Senate Intelligence Committee revealed that the Russian social media campaign to influence the 2016 election specifically targeted African-Americans to suppress voting, the NAACP asked its supporters to boycott Facebook for a week by logging out on Tuesday. The NAACP’s historic legacy of leading boycotts to prompt change includes a long-running economic boycott of the state of South Carolina, which ended in 2015.

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Civil Rights Groups Welcome FCC Ruling On Prison Phone Fees

Associations Now

A group of seven South Carolina inmates who created a music video while in prison received harsh punishments, including a combined total of nearly 20 years in solitary confinement, for their creation. In recent months, the EFF has challenged the South Carolina Department of Corrections for its harsh punishments of inmates caught using social media.

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Restaurant Association Announces Its Own 2016 Campaign

Associations Now

To highlight the pivotal role restaurants play along the campaign trail in every state—not just those with primaries—the National Restaurant Association launched a social media initiative : #RestaurantsDecide. They “truly are the original social network.” In South Carolina, 213,000 people are employed by restaurants, accounting for 11 percent of the workforce.

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Is Your Board Ready for a Crisis?

Associations Now

Bad news coverage, social-media flareups, questionable legislation? For the American Counseling Association, Tennessee legislation that countered the profession’s code of ethics moved ACA to consider moving its next conference out of Nashville; the American Public Transportation Association pondered moving a meeting out of Charlotte after South Carolina passed a law diminishing LGBT protections.

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The Civil Servant at the Top

Associations Now

Think of former Connecticut senator Chris Dodd, now head of the Motion Picture Association of America ; general Wesley Clark, co-chair of Growth Energy , an ethanol industry trade group; or former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation. More scrutiny of nonprofits, from the IRS to social media, has demanded more resolute leadership. More scrutiny of nonprofits, from the IRS to social media, has demanded more resolute leadership.

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111 Intriguing Chats for 2011

ChatterBachs

As many of you know, the priority of engaging and connecting is a big one for me- a soapbox- if you will, and I don’t understand those who simply look at social media as a way to promote their agenda, products, and/or services. It should also be noted that the list reflects my interests: associations, events, travel, tech, government, education, social media, communications, marketing, public relations, and jobs. Sr social media strategist at @CAPAction/@AmProg.

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International Studies Group Draws Scorn Over Proposed Blogging Ban

Associations Now

” The association’s position: ISA President Harvey Starr, a University of South Carolina professor, said the intention behind the proposal is not to condemn blogging but to add a line of separation that helps avoid confusion between personal blogs and scholarly journals. Saideman is using the controversy as an opportunity to help drive a bigger conversation about social media in the organization.