Social Media Thoughts for the Day:
Most nonprofits have some form of presence in social media these days. How to do it, why it’s important, or what’s most affective when using social media can be allusive though. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading to keep on track here at TALS. Some of this is written from the perspective of for-profit businesses, but I always manage to find a takeaway.
Social Media Strategy Based on Analysis and Evaluation
- Most powerful takeaway for me here…”In this world of ever-changing social media, it is important to remember that a company’s success comes from recognizing what makes your clients different from one another. Truly understanding your target market, through analysis and evaluation, can help you to build the most effective Internet Marketing Strategy possible.”
5 Social Media Metrics You Should Be Measuring
- In bullet points, “Referring Sites (or where your clicks come from), Comments, Klout, Sentiment, and Mentions by Source.”
Social Media Is a Journey, Not a Marathon or Sprint
- This piece has some great points that are worth considering when writing your organization’s social media plan, including, “Social media has no destination.” And “There is no playbook.” Read this whole article if you’d like the explanation of how this author thinks these facts can be integrated into social media work and planning.
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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Linnet Overton, TALS Outreach and Development Director
I love to highlight the successes of legal services in Tennessee. On our Facebook page, Twitter, and here in our blog, we often get the opportunity to applaud our legal aid programs’ hard work. Tennessee’s legal service providers have scaled mountains for their clients. There are two sides to this journey though, and reading articles such as this one in the New York Times and hearing about the impending unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has me thinking about the hills still left to climb.
We try to strike a balance, particularly on our blog, between being aware of the struggles civil legal services face and viewing these hard times as an opportunity for innovation and collaboration. In pieces such as this one, “Doing More with Less,” or, “It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times” by our Executive Director Erik Cole, or this one about our project OnlineTNJustice.org , we focus on being proactive and positive. Conversely, there are times we also need to be reminded of the gravity of our situation, such as in this piece about Federal funding cuts. This more serious perspective helps us remain realistic and maintain a sense of urgency when developing our plans for addressing shrinking budgets, growing populations of need, and the potential for overextending service providers.
So, as this week closes and I approach my weekend, I’m taking a moment to reflect on this balance between achievements and what’s left to be achieved. I’m reminding myself to be grateful for all I have that provides me the opportunity to serve others and I’m reconnecting to why I work to improve conditions for poor and vulnerable populations. For me, it is a commitment to the well-being of the collective that gets me up in the morning. As Dr. King said more eloquently than I ever could, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
What brings you in to your office every day? What are you grateful for? Tell us on Facebook today – we’d love to hear from you!
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Equal Justice University Law Student Program
In 2011, it is our goal to make EJU even more accessible to law students than ever. In collaboration with the TBA’s Access to Justice Committee’s Law School Sub-Committee, we are reaching out to encourage law student attendance by:
- Including networking opportunities for law students at EJU,
- Connecting law students at EJU with practicing attorneys, and
- Ensuring conference training topics meet students’ interests.
Currently we are in the process of raising donations for our EJU Law Student Scholarship Fund and registering participating law schools. If your law school is interested in participating in our EJU Law Student Program, please read the Participation letter and contact Linnet Overton. If you are interested in donating to the EJU Law Student Scholarship Fund, please visit our donation page. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, our application will be up in TALS.org by August 26th. Please visit our site then to complete an application.
We are proud to thank the University of Tennessee College of Law, the Nashville School of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, and University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for becoming our inaugural EJU Law Student Program Participating Law School!
Register for EJU Now!
The student rate for EJU attendance is $100
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“Looking for answers to questions that bothered him so…” – Jimmy Buffet
I’m sure many of you have seen the voice activated transcription machines used in an office or in the court room and thought, ‘Wow! How does that work?!’ I know I have. Well here’s a little infograph to give you a very general overview. Enjoy!
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Legal Services News
We’re all Equal Justice University (EJU) all the time here at TALS as our fall conference quickly approaches. Don’t forget, this year at EJU we have
Register now or contact Linnet Overton, email@example.com, to become a sponsor!
Peace and Justice!
Posted in The Week in a Nutshell, Training |