Let’s End Youth Homelessness [BlueBird Podcast Minisode]

Did you know that at any given night over 6000 young Canadians have no place to sleep?
Earlier this year we observed first hand how easily young people can slip into homelessness and how little the Ministry of Children & Families can do to prevent this. We also had the opportunity to witness the wonderful work our local Boys and Girls Club does to fill this gap. I have decided to support this initiative by donating $10 of any consulting hour booked in June to our local Orange Door Project.

Shut up For 2 Minutes – A Pittance Of Time

I first published this post in November 2013 and I will republish it today because it is still close to me. Remembrance day 2014 will be special for Canadians because the news of Cpl Nathan Cirillo, who was shot while guarding the war memorial in Ottawa, is still fresh. A stark reminder that we can […]

How To Add an Official Twitter Widget to a Custom Facebook App

Don’t worry, while the title of this post sounds really technical, adding a custom Facebook app with a Twitter widget is actually quite easy.

On August 29th I had the pleasure to give a little “How to Tweet from Your Event” session to organizers of the Central Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair taking place in Kelowna this weekend.

How Do People Who Are Blind See The Internet? My Interview With Ruth Bieber

We hear so much about the importance of visuals – 2012 was the year of Pinterest and Instagram – when we buy TVs, tablets and smart phones the screen resolution is an important factor.

Just imagine surfing the internet with your eyes closed,

Introducing The Heritage Marker Project

I donated a brand new plaque featuring important information about the building’s history and a photo from 1910. In addition to this traditional content I also added a QR code and a short URL to the sign. If you scan the code you are led to a landing page that is optimized for mobile devices.

Ever Wondered What a “Tweetup” Is? They Are Fun And Helpful!

Social Media is real life and only really works when people connect with people.

Twitter is a great way to discover people and even for intense discussions but just like in the other real life we want to take the relationship further. 140 character snipits become rather cumbersome sometimes. At some point in the networking – (or sales) process I like to suggest a conversation on Skype or the phone. If time and geography allows a personal meeting often follows.

Become Your Own Broadcaster – Promote Your Events With The Right Social Media Tools

How we reached an audience of 76,000 for the Kelowna Apple Triathlon without the help of traditional media.
The Event itself is mostly only the highlight of a campaign and/or the ongoing work of an organization. The benefits of having your event highly publicised are many. Exposure, fundraising and membership drives are probably the most obvious. Events are also great ways to build your Social Media following for your future work.