Last year in the state of North Carolina 580 students dropped out of high school due to a lack of engagement between school and household. We’ve always known that it is important to a child’s education for their parents to be involved, but now with the recent passing of the Family Engagement in Education Act, parents are required by federal law to care about their child’s education.
“I can teach you skills, but I can’t teach you desire.” It’s the tried and true call to action, which every coach pulls out of their bag of tricks. It’s often a last attempt to inspire their team, to show them that hustle and inspiration make a victory. Motivation is a tricky animal to conquer; it can be spawned internally or externally, but the best type of motivation springs from… read more →
You need your members, volunteers and constituents to serve, right? The easier you make it for them to find information about an event and signup the more likely it will be to get them engaged and giving back. It might be a large event where you need several volunteers or it may just be a snack party where you need parents to signup to bring something. People want to serve…but… read more →
To check-in or not to check-in that is the question. What am I talking about? Well, location-based mobile social networking applications of course! You know those occasionally informative status updates you see in your Facebook and Twitter feeds that tell exactly where Charles is eating lunch right now. I don’t know about you but my initial reaction is usually to think about that location and what it’s all about. Are… read more →
In the past 5 years the ability to share pictures and photos online has become second nature. It has been suggested that over 2.5 billion photos are uploaded to Facebook every month. That’s ridiculous. Back in September the popular photo sharing site Flickr announced that its 5 billionth photo had been uploaded. We all love to share photos and we have lots of them. Speaking as a father with young… read more →
No one would likely doubt the importance that text messages play in our culture’s communication practices these days. From teens to grandparents, an increasing number of individuals are relying on text messaging to communicate with and avoid phone calls :). Even things like text message marketing are starting to become a reality. Potentially, text messages will start to be as interuptive as email is these days (um, which is… read more →
Churches, nonprofits, and associations are all member-driven organizations. The more involved the members are, the higher the likelihood that the organization will reach its goals. This is even true for schools with active parents. Quite simply, you need your members, constituents, and people to be engaged! Here are 10 ways that you can use technology to help engage the people in your organization.