January 7, 2012

1. Free hugs in Italy So what’s my peeve? That we don’t hug enough, perhaps. That we’re focused on social media as a technological activity. Hugging is an old-fashioned, original social media. And the music is Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelulujah,” such a beautiful song. By the way, it’s youth who are out in town doing this. The millennial generation, I suspect. But they aren’t on their electronic gadget in this video. (Yes, I know, the video is social media.)

2. Speaking of youth, here is a marvelous public policy, political action video. Students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Marvelous. Inspiring. A commitment to honesty and integrity, health and care, planned sex and planned pregnancy.

3. I haven’t yet figured out how to use a QR code on my iPhone. And this video rants about bad use of QR codes. I love the speaker because he uses a phrase I use all the time: “Stop it! Just stop it!” Thanks to www.futurefundraisingnow.com for this one. The presenter’s real point is, “Think things through before you do them.” Whether it’s a QR code or anything else.

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About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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