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Bits & Pieces: Meeting The Client Where They’re At (via Social Media), Free Resume Templates,  So You Want To State A Nonprofit, and more…

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By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Specialist 

I will be offering the Job Search for a Macro Social Worker webinar on November 9th. You can register for it at the above link.

In the mean time you can read my series Job Search for a Macro Social Worker on The Political Social Worker blog:

Job Search for a Macro Social Worker

What to Put on Your Business Card if You’re Still a Student

Dr. Thomas Falke on International Social Work and Macro Practice

Interview With Dennis Kao, MSW, Ph.D

An Interview with Grant Consultant and Program Developer Stephanie Watson

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Maybe it’s Time to Hire a Social Media Manager

Maybe it’s Time to Hire a Social Media Manager

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Specialist

A lot of nonprofits still believe they can effectively and efficiently use social media by having an existing staff member or intern fill the role of social media manager. In all likelihood that simply won’t do.

For starters that staff person or intern may not know how to use social media in a way that benefits the organization. Having a…

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#MacroSW Twitter Chat: Suicide Prevention

Tonight at 9PM (EST) #MacroSW Chat returns to Twitter. The chat will be moderated by @MSWatUSC.

The International Association of Suicide Prevention External link (IASP) announced that this year’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is “A World Connected,” which will serve as the foundation for our discussion this week. We will use the #MacroSW chat as a venue to share campaigns, resources, and articles on the subject of suicide prevention. Additionally, the chat will provide a space to share ideas and best practices for increasing connectedness between community members and vital mental health services, and ways to better collaborate between individual advocates and organizations around the world.

To find out more about the discussion visit the USC School of Social Work blog here.

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rachelwestconsulting:

I offer advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits and other social good organizations. Let me know how I can help you by filling out and submitting this form. All initial consultations are free of charge. Fees are based on the organization’s size. You can reach me by phone at 1-(631)-615-1709 or by email at rlwestconsulting@gmail.com.

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Anonymous said: 'Gay pride, gay rights, gay marriage.' ...???? BISEXUAL PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM ALL THOSE THINGS. It is not gays who made up those terms, it is STRAIGHT PEOPLE in the media. Also, why the hell would people of 'other sexualities' WANT to call themselves gay? They have their own words! BI! PAN! ACE! Also, you have no evidence, NONE, that lesbians are treated worse than bi women by society. And you are still saying 'gay people' and refusing to acknowledge the differences in oppression faced by women.

essentialisinvisible:

Calling everything gay is erasure. It was gay rights or get left out completely so we had to go along with it. Don’t get it twisted. Straight people and gay people in mainstream society promoted the erasure of people of other sexualities. Don’t put this all on straight people. Gay people do it in everyday speech, I’ve heard it.

People of other sexualities like to use the term gay colloquially. “I like boys so much I’m so gay.” It happens and we’re totally allowed to use it because if everybody is calling us gay for 40+ years and erasing our identities why can’t we use it? 

It isn’t about being treated “better or worse” by society, monosexual privilege is something that all gay people have to a point. I have mentioned intersectionality like 5 times on these asks. Intersecting axes of oppression make for different experiences. Lesbians may face similar or different issues than bisexual women, same with bisexual men and gay men. It depends on the individual and environment. Lesbians as gay people though do have more resources and representation objectively because they are recognized by the heteronormative society we live in whereas bisexual people generally are not. 

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Bits & Pieces newsletter for September 9, 2014.

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socialworkgradstudents:

partysoft:

socialworkgradstudents:

gradschoolproblems:

missing: imposter syndrome, TA pay, perpetual adolescence, “but wait you have so much free time why can’t you come out tonight?”

what else?

Imposter syndrome 4 life

pffft, TA pay, some grad students get paid??????

Literally the only time I heard of an internship site getting pulled from the list was for a place that had a state contract to do home visits for a certain population. The contract paid per visit and reimbursed mileage. The agency hired interns, collected money for the visits, AND collected the mileage reimbursement (forcing the intern to pay their own gas and wear and tear).

They were kicked for the mileage issue, cause collecting fees for services provided by unpaid interns is just standard practice. On the one hand, I appreciate that the schools kicked that agency for making students pay out of pocket to work for free, but it’s a curious distinction, as I paid the school $2-$3k per semester to work for free.

So yeah, TA pay is an issue I am 100% behind but also not having to pay thousands of dollars to perform free labor that clocks in at $50-$100 an hour of profit for the agency is also kind of an issue I’d like to see some angry buzzfeed articles about, is what I’m saying.

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I offer advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits and other social good organizations. Let me know how I can help you by filling out and submitting this form. All initial consultations are free of charge. Fees are based on the organization’s size. You can reach me by phone at 1-(631)-615-1709 or by email at rlwestconsulting@gmail.com.