In case y’all were not aware, there is an election May 5. I’ll be voting YES on proposal 1, which will raise the sales Tax from 6% to 7% to fund road repairs, schools, and cities. Now, I know you good progressives might be saying “but Gillian, Sales Tax is regressive! Why would you vote for a regressive tax?” It’s not what I would have chosen, but I think *not* passing this would be even worse for low-income folks in particular.
it seems as if the world has reached a fever pitch. My one-time home in Baltimore is burning and SCOTUS is taking up marriage for the first time, for the last time and should the state pass an income tax…
I remember it clearly, taking a walk with my dad in the field behind our 1860s farmhouse. We caught frogs and crayfish in the creek. We wandered back home along the freshly-plowed mounds of dirt, which would soon become sand…
It turns out that there’s plenty that Trello is useful for. Enter: babyplanning. I’m using Trello to manage our shopping list, and we also used it in the baby name selection process. I’m less stressed out already.
A densely-planned racetrack with a roundabout, of course! Of course, I couldn’t help adding my urbanist biases to it. You’ll notice that the car selection includes a firetruck and a police car, and all the roads include bike “sharrows.”
Today I’m working with a group of teens at the library who are starting a “Making and Marketing Music” project. Part of the goal is for them to learn how to use social media in a positive way (like publicizing…
I realize that the idea of a Social Media Strategy has become something of a joke, and if you do try to get any actual tips you’ll just run into a million and a half blog posts about how “social media is really about engagement!” with few suggestions on how to actually get started. So, I’m trying to come up with a template that includes the basic questions I’d want to see answered in a social media strategy.
I’m sold on Salesforce, but like anything it has its limitations, and I found a few. The biggest one is that unlike a more out-of-the-box system, you’ll need to have a plan to invest in the care and feeding of Salesforce.
I’m starting out my CRM search with a quick survey and recording my knee-jerk reactions on as to which ones are worth pursuing. It’s the software equivalent of the Match.com profile browse: so, way dorkier and with much less exposed skin.
I don’t have a computer science background–but I do love data and getting things organized. So when I found Salesforce, I dove right in, loved it, and started telling everyone. I’ll be explaining why I’m such a big fan. Oh, and did I mention it’s free for nonprofits?