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I worked at a synagogue for 10 years, and as sort of part of the job description, I went to a lot of funerals. Every now and then, there was a eulogy for someone I didn't meet that made me say afterwards, I am so sorry I never met this person. That's what your tribute for Dennis made me feel.
So sorry for your loss Mickey. Sounds like he was an incredible person. I hope that your memories and the memories of the rest of the community serve as some form of comfort.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Remembering Dennis Lane
@Danny Brown And if you haven't read Nate St Pierre's post on why he won't work at a nonprofit, I can provide that as well. Provides more thoughts about being a bit more disruptive.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Why Diminishing the Benefits of Slacktivism Isn’t A Great Idea
@Danny Brown There are so many things so horribly wrong with his post that I don't even know where to begin. He's living in a different sector, and not leading the charge toward innovation and moving us forward. The idea that nonprofit pros need to make paltry salaries is becoming more and more old school as people start to realize that investing in infrastructure, back office, staff, etc., are what will allow nonprofits to achieve big stuff. (See Dan Palotta's Ted Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong.html ) I am with @JohnHaydon here. Not sure his post adds any value to the conversation.
It's about time that nonprofits start doing some things to piss people off. It's about time they start shaking things up. And it's about time they start turning things on their head. The old stuff isn't working. But I bet Unicef's campaign is.
@Danny Brown, oops. I shall go read. Thanks!
Thanks @Danny Brown
I would love to see the data on what happens as a result of this campaign. My thinking is that it will raise big money. And not anger a whole lot of people...I have not heard anyone in the nonprofit sector complain...yet. Hoping that it generates some great conversation as well.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Why Diminishing the Benefits of Slacktivism Isn’t A Great Idea
I can't disagree with you about the value of slacktivism. But I do think you are being unfair to Unicef. Their point was not that social media has no value. Their point, to me at least, was that people over value the impact of a FB like and then check out from doing more. We all have seen the power of social media over the past few years...look at what happened in Boston just last week. However, organizations need us to do more. They need us to volunteer, to donate, and to show up. Too many people have decided that it is all they really need to do...provides an easy excuse. They want folks to do more. I think it was a a great image and I was happy to see it.
All I have to say is OMG. Best G & T ever.
(Oh, and when they warned us they were going to show a picture of a real parasite infested tongue, I should have stopped watching.)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Obamas Take to Video
So, the puppy is totally adorable. But who the hell ties their dog to a treadmill? And I am biased about the singing kid since I found that video. But honestly, the Panhandler Party truly had me laughing hard. It was really clever. And I am such a sap for any sort of flash mob or surprise like that acting troupe. I just am. So they win.
3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Teen Jeopardy, MyFace, and More
Oh my God, @ginidietrich I just watched the first video and I am a total and complete mess. How could you do that to us? I started blubbering within the first minute and it went down hill from there. I'm still crying.
3 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Iron Man 3 (My Boyfriend) and YOLO
As a relative newbie to the social media for profit space, I find this all fascinating. I'm not sure what the ultimate impact will be for all of these businesses...I know that GoDaddy sadly had a huge spike in business on the Monday after the Superbowl. Whether that was due to the big kiss or the #bigidea, I don't know...but we can hope. I do know that I served Doritos and Oreos to my Social Media Campaigns class on Tuesday night...because that just seemed to be the right thing to do. And they were quite pleased by that decision.
As for kilts, I'm sure it is Danny and Andrew's fault...
3 months, 1 week ago on The Hashtag Bowl
"...Storify users do NOT have access to content on the web that they couldn’t otherwise see themselves.”
This is NOT true. If I post something from a private group and you are a Storify user not in that group and you see it, you now have access to that content. What am I missing here.
The guy is an ass and karma is a bitch. He will get his payback for not handling this well. I'm not sure what he thought he was gaining with his defensive responses.
Thanks for another reminder @allenmireles (because sadly, there can never be enough) that nothing is truly private on the internet. And kudos to the smarties that discovered this, wrote about it, and/or were quoted in this post.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Storify and Facebook Privacy Breaches: How NOT to Respond
@ryancox @belllindsay @ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski NOW you are entering one of my most very favorite topics--introverts and extroverts. I LOVE this definition: How you charge your battery at the end of the day....you can be outgoing or shy. That's different that being introverted or extroverted. Ryan, I am a total extrovert. As far to the end of that continuum as I can possibly be. And I am absolutely giddy and joyful to be working at home. Especially in these freezing temps. But it does mean that I need to be mindful about scheduling time with people. I need to be conscious about including fun and meetings and time out and about. It's definitely easier with social media as well. I don't feel isolated. Someone is always available. But if I go too long, I definitely start to suffer. I also find that as I have gotten older, I am able to be alone more than I used to be. I still prefer people, but being alone doesn't deplete me as much as it used to.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Getting Things Done: Why Working at Home is Better
@AmyVernon @AnneReuss Chicago? REALLY??? YEA!!!!!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Amy Vernon
I couldn't find it at first...because you edited your damn comment! Bwhahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!
Amy Vernon ...in case you go missing... Wednesday at 9:11am
Amy Vernon ...in case you disappear... Wednesday at 1:41pm
YEA @AmyVernon Wonderful choice, @ginidietrich Amy is the absolute bestest! She likes all my Facebook stuff. She's a really smart grammar nazi--cept when she says "gone missing." She's funny as can be. And she isn't afraid to say the truth. About anything to anyone. And she has an awesome new puppy named Lumi, with the coolest blue eyes I have ever seen. So happy to start my day reading this post!!!
@ginidietrich @AmyVernon Wait! I thought everyone was the wife of @Tinu and we were all sister wives. Didn't know there were cross marriages. That's starting to sound a little crazy to me.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Heidi Massey
@Tinu That's alright. I'm old. It's ok to peak now. (Thanks, Tinu!)
@magriebler Cool! Which nonprofit? If you are interested, I run a Facebook group that is just for nonprofit pros in Chicago. We are starting to approach 200 people. Becoming a pretty great resource. Here's the link if you want to join: http://www.facebook.com/groups/282133708530530/
@mickeygomez Awwww, Mickey! That's one of the nicest comments anyone has ever posted anywhere about me. Thank you! So glad we have connected and even met in person. You are a bright spot in any day in which I think of you...which is pretty much every day.
@AmyVernon And a comment on that blog by one of my favorite people!