LinkedIn: Abuse in Networking

Yesterday I receive a call at my office from a sales representative who, immediately after introducing himself to me asks me if the name “Jane Smith” sounds familiar. The name he dropped happens to be the name of a good friend in Seattle, so out of courtesy to “Jane”, I … Continue reading

Social Media and Marketing for Special Events

I’ll be speaking at a conference in May on social media in special events planning, and I’m currently seeking examples and case studies from nonprofits who’ve successfully utilized social media as part of their special event marketing and/or programming. Questions for you: 1. What are some examples of nonprofit fundraisers … Continue reading

Market St. Louis Live Blogging

I spend my nights and weekends exploring, photographing and writing about Missouri’s small towns, but it’s my work in nonprofit management that pays the bills. Specifically, I’m the Marketing Director for a local branch of nonprofit organization with a worldwide presence. Today I’ll be live blogging from Market St. Louis, … Continue reading


I’m still buzzing with energy from a speaking engagement by @Jack Dorsey, co-founder/CEO/Creator of Twitter, this morning at Webster University (#jackatwebster) and a great lunchtime tweet-up (#jacknotatlunch) at Llwelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves. Thanks to @sbolen and @michaeltomko for merging tweet-ups into one huge, successful #jacknotatlunch! *** As promised, here … Continue reading

St. Louis and Social Media

I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that St. Louis is an active social media city. Check out these three upcoming events in the St. Louis Area: On Thursday evening, a LinkedIn networking event will be held at Bar Louie’s in the Central West End from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event is … Continue reading

Week One Recap (spoiler: I held a chincilla tonight!)

It’s 9:49 p.m., and I’m sitting in my office in Potosi, Missouri after a full day of work, including eight hours in the office and several more with our board of directors. If ever before this year I had been told I would work in Potosi, Missouri, I would have … Continue reading

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