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Job Post: Communications Specialist

Searching for an opportunity to grow your communication, writing, and marketing skills while working alongside an awesome team of people using technology to solve big problems? We should talk! Software for Good is looking for a communications specialist to support our team’s marketing, business development, and social media efforts. This will be a fun, fast-paced … Continued

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance

Dancing is great! It can lift your soul, change your mood, and get some of your energy out. * Stuck in traffic? Do a little dance. * Landed an excellent project? Do a little dance. * Just removed gluten and dairy from your diet? Do a little dance. Celebrate the moments that deserve it! Hell, … Continued

Let’s Get Physical

Let’s Get Physical

Last week I embarked on a 21 day fitness challenge. It’s not that intense – I’m just focused on doing some sort of physical excersice every day for 21 days. Aside from being extremely sore the first few days, it has been amazing. The most amazing part for me hasn’t been the physical wellbeing, but … Continued

Don’t Trust Shortcuts

Don’t Trust Shortcuts

A couple days ago, I was really excited to finish a new feature for a probono iOS app I was working on, but there was just one piece missing. It was a piece I was dreading, so I left it off until the end. I knew there was a “proper” way of implementing it, but … Continued

Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss This week is all about being grateful, giving thanks, and being with those we love. Even though we should be doing this every day, sometimes we need explicit reminders. We get lost in the hustle and bustle of … Continued

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing with you some thought-starters for ways to be kind, courtesy of our own team: “I’m going to find ways to be a better, more empathetic listener.” Kyle “I’m going to be as accessible as possible and open to the ideas of others.” Eugene “I’m going to … Continued

Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Hero

Bad news, friends: No one’s coming to save you. The people who love you will try. But even your biggest fans can’t rescue you from all of life’s disasters. They won’t solve the big issues you care about or invent the solutions you wish existed. And that’s not really their job, anyway. You are the … Continued

“Yes, And…” Design

“Yes, And…” Design

This is part two of a series on Software for Good’s participation in the 2017 Minneapolis Idea eXchange. Read Liz Tupper’s insights from participating in the night’s keynote panel here.  About MiX MiX—the Minneapolis Idea eXchange—is part of the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s Intersections: Downtown 2025 plan. In partnership with the Brave New Workshop, they brought … Continued

Improvise

Improvise

Sometimes, we end up put on the spot to deliver something that we didn’t know we needed to deliver or quite how to deliver it. There’s an urge to run away, or procrastinate, or just plain say no. This week when those unexpected questions or requests come at you, improvise! Instead of panicking, take a … Continued

Great Conversations Around Good: Minneapolis MiX Panel

Great Conversations Around Good: Minneapolis MiX Panel

It’s always an honor—and a ton of fun—to sit on a panel and talk about my work. This week, I had the pleasure of chatting about social good with a number of for- and non-profit power players, thanks to MiX, the Minneapolis Idea Exchange. For me, this panel was a dream, as I got to … Continued

In Between

In Between

This year has been a year of in-betweens for me. Between relationships. Between homes. Between depression and happiness. Between life and death. Some time in late July, maybe a week after my 25th birthday, I once again made the three hour drive from my parents’ house in rural Wisconsin to the hand surgery center in … Continued

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Throughout history, printed documents often included blank pages near the end with “This page intentionally left blank.” There are many reasons why early publishers maintained this practice. For some, this empty space provided test takers a place to take notes. For others, it created a even page numbered document that could more easily be printed. … Continued

Clear Out The Clutter

Clear Out The Clutter

Life gets busy and there are times when we put off cleaning up after it – maybe because something else is more important… or maybe because we’re lazy or hate cleaning. Either way, this week, I encourage you to set aside some time to clear out the junk that has been collecting in your house, … Continued

Start Over

Start Over

Recently I’ve been reading In Other Words by Jhumpa Larhiri, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. After her success writing in English, she decided to start over and move to Italy to learn to write in Italian. Mastering one language inspired her to risk it all and start over again. In Other Words is her latest … Continued

Solve a Mystery

Solve a Mystery

This week’s theme is dedicated to the alter ego of one of my favorite TV characters…Burt Macklin. If you’ve watched Parks and Recreation you know all about Burt Macklin, but lets catch those who don’t up to speed. Burt Macklin is a crime-solving FBI agent, and Andy Dwyer’s alter ego. Even though he doesn’t actually solve … Continued