Instagram terms of service update

Cross posted at alpenglowdev.com.  Last night I went to upload a few photos from my phone of the holiday lights to Instagram.  I noticed there was a link about a new privacy policy and new terms of use.  They go into effect on January 16,…

Holiday Book List

Here are a list of book that I have found helpful for starting a small business.  They would be the perfect gift for the Businessperson in your life, particularly one who is looking outside the box.   Amazon.com Widgets Full disclosure: The links are…

pinterest, what’s it all about?

You may have heard about pinterest.  A collective group bulletin board where people can share arts and crafts, food ideas, travel photos and travel dreams.  I have a board and with the facebook announcement, I decided to revisit the terms and services.  What’s nice…

much ado about facebook

Facebook sent this email last week alerting its users that it was changing its terms of service, which they call the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), and its Data Use Policy.  Users had until November 28th to submit comments on the proposal to the facebook…

Thursday’s tips and trainings

A few helpful tips and trainings for non-profits First, LinkedIn Branches Out: Board Connect Links Nonprofits to Board Members.  An interesting use of the website and possibly a really helpful service.  “LinkedIn launched Board Connect, a program that allows nonprofit organizations to identify and…

It’s Summer!

And PDX Summer School began our summer program!  This year, we are teaching 65 students in grades 1-5.  Here’s some news from our first day of classes. Read more about the organization here and here. Tweet

Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge!

We’re still waiting on action from the Oregon Water Resources Department on the protests that were filed.  But that doesn’t mean the campaign has to wait. Join the action next Tuesday, June 26th, in Portland! We’re calling on Governor Kitzhaber to take a stand…

Successful summer!

PDX Summer School had a successful summer!  In our second summer of teaching, the organization grew from tutoring three students to 32!  There were four teacher teaching the students in groups of four.  Each teacher taught two one-hour sessions per day, Monday through Thursday….

PDX Summer School update

As you know, I’m on the Board of Directors for PDX Summer School. Last week we received our 501(c)(3) status. This news is really exciting for the organization. It means donations are tax-deductible. And it means we can apply for grants. For me, it…

PDX Summer School

One of the projects I have undertaken this year is PDX Summer School. My friend Tim is a teacher, and last summer he was talking about starting a non-profit organization to teach low-income English Language Learners (ELL) during the summer. He was teaching these…