Email Productivity Tips 

So, you got my ‘out of office’ message and your curious…….. Well, using a program called Rescue Time, which monitors your activity on your computer each day and gives you reports on your productivity, I saw that I was spending 56% of my week in Gmail – eek! I wanted to change that, so I searched for the best online resources and recommendations and bought this ebook: It changed my productivity dramatically!   E-mail is disruptive and addictive – break…

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#Subzeroselfie social media fundraising – Socially Good

Click to view Allie’s interview with CTV News about the #SubZeroSelfie movement Not sure what #SubZeroSelfie is? Check out this post from Allie on the movement to raise money and awareness about homelessness, especially during these extreme cold snaps in Ontario. Lets talk about ‘viral’ social media fundraising campaigns, and what that actually means. 1)  Organizations can’t ‘own’ this type of campaign The Ice bucket challenge wasn’t created by the ALS Association, it started as a conversation between friends on…

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Supercharge Your Social Media in 2014 – Socially Good

On January 29th, Over 150 people tuned in to get my 10 tips to supercharge your social media in 2014.  FOMO? (That’s ‘Fear of Missing Out’) Don’t worry, it’s all here to consume at your leisure. Supercharge Your Social Media in 2014 #StorytellingNonprofit fromClare McDowall What will YOU do differently in 2014? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. – Clare   Source: Supercharge Your Social Media in 2014 – Socially Good

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YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 

May 21 – The Carlu Last night we were honoured to attend the YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards.  What an inspiring and moving evening. Congratulations to these inspiring women: d’bi. young ANITAFRIKA | Arts  FIONA CREAN | Public Service SABRA DESAI | Education MARILYN EMERY | Health TERIANO LESANCHA | Young Woman of Distinction  FIONA SAMPSON | Law and Justice BETH WILSON | Corporate Leadership  Special thanks to Teriano Lesancha for making us cry by bringing her Mom all the way from Kenya to the stage to share how proud she is of…

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Taken your #subzeroselfie yet? 

Taken your #subzeroselfie yet? It’s cold outside. Very cold. Unlike many of you reading this post, there are people in each of our communities who don’t have a warm place to go on a cold night (or any night). On February 13, 2015, our very own Allie Kosela woke up to social networks filled with comments about the frigid temperature. She thought to herself, “So many people are talking about this, how can we turn it into something good?” Allie…

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