Storytelling as Volunteer Recruitment (& knowledge) Strategy | Firefighter Nation

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Tiger Schmittendorf shares childhood memories of the fire service and emphasizes the value and importance of storytelling as a means of helping firefighters recall and regain their passion for the job.

lauryn burkhalter‘s insight:

A tidbit on why storytelling isn’t specifically for fictional writing, how we can include storytelling in all of our writing to enhance the meaning and support a deeper understanding of ethical and moral concepts within a project. 

 

Nonprofits need to capitalize on what makes them stand out from for profit institutions, they are honest about their ethics and run 100% on the energy of that dedication. 

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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com

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The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.

 

Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the firm hires only people with a bachelor’s degree, even for jobs that do not require college-level skills.

 

This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks. Even the office “runner” — the in-house courier who, for $10 an hour, ferries documents back and forth between the courthouse and the office — went to a four-year school.

 

“College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

 

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lauryn burkhalter‘s insight:

Just like inflation, this is simply a response to the growing demand for jobs in the market.

 

The sad part is that a college degree should not bar equally qualified people for these jobs because those degreed individuals are going to be looking for their next promotion within a few months of the hire. Whereas individuals with less job prospects may decide to hold on to their job longer thus saving companies money in training and hiring staff in addition to fostering a healthier corporate culture.

 

just sayin…

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FTC, Path settlement shows online privacy goes beyond the policy

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The FTC’s move demonstrates that online privacy isn’t only about the language in a policy.

lauryn burkhalter‘s insight:

This is an example of early design flaws – The social network Path settled with the FTC re: a design error that preemptively collected user’s private information by looking for friends who had already signed up.

 

Privacy standards should be shared as best practices so that nonprofits and other "social good" groups don’t make the same mistake with their limited resources.

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Unlimited Cities is a digital collaborative…

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Unlimited Cities is a digital collaborative platform to consult citizen’s imagination for urban planning. It’s under process in France, Finland, Deutschland, Nederlands, Brazil, and created by UFO. “A…

lauryn burkhalter‘s insight:

fun stuff, this is an example of a potential tool for urban planning, but it needs to move past ideas and into a systematic project where urban residents are participants, planners, enablers, funders, etc.

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Rich Heap – Pill-Popping Superhumans Could Rule Cities | Future Cities

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Brain-enhancing drugs may be promoted in the workplace in the next decade, leading to more competitive cities and potential social and health ramifications.

lauryn burkhalter‘s insight:

While it may not be present now, Rich Heap thinks we should start considering policy decisions in preparation for what is to come. 

 

Cyborg employees? why not everyone?

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