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…
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.
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?