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this is too accurate.
My mind kinda feels like a bowl of oatmeal lately, so I don't have much to say this week. I will share that I am dog-sitting three pups, and I don't understand how anyone with dogs gets anything done. They're always watching me or in need of something. I think I remain a cat person for now…
Oh! And for my fellow copywriters/marketing folks: I'd like to propose a moratorium on the phrase “small but mighty.” I've seen it like 200 times over the last week; there has got to be another way.
(Pssst: If you're interested in the free coffee from the subject line, scroll down to read the sponsored content this week!)
Here are some other things on my radar:
I finally finished Girlfriends (I forgot how mean they are to each other sometimes!). I'm also watching Allen v Farrow (mixed feelings) and Pretend It's a City (love)
This article on what the late-stage pandemic is doing to our brains, x 1000000
Blegends is a showcase produced by and featuring QPOC and focusing on Black legends; the current theme is Motown
The Essence of Embodiment Fest is centered around processing and healing from trauma and is happening starting tomorrow, March 18-21
Champions Mental Health is looking for culturally intelligent therapists; email linked here
Off to tend to these dogs,
GasPedal, the organization that powers SocialMedia.org and Board.org, is seeking a staff writer to create content for its members. We're ramping up new communities – on diversity & inclusion, data strategy, talent acquisition, and more – and we need great business writers and editors to bring them together and inspire action. (See our member list.)
This is a company where content plays a central, not supporting, role. You'll join an incredibly talented team of writers, editors, and designers – people who appreciate great work and sweat the details to make it even better.
We've improved demographic questions based on your feedback, and we've added new questions about virtual events and marketing technology. All of your answers will be aggregated, anonymized, and kept confidential. You can share your email if you want to receive the results—and if you share the email you use for Venmo, CashApp or Zelle, we'll also send you $5 as thanks for your time!
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A bit about Content Design at Slack: We’re part of the Product Design group, and we work to make sure Slack sounds human. We’re a smallish (but growing!) team, and we delight in giving and receiving feedback to help each other be the best UX writers and thinkers we can be. We care about wit and deftness with tone, but we care most of all about clarity and helping users get things done. We have strong feelings (oh, do we) about sentence case and exclamation marks — and we’d love to hear yours.
Impactive, backed by YCombinator and Higher Ground Labs, was founded in 2017 as a get-out-the-vote tool for Democrats. The Impactive product has since expanded to become a full-service platform allowing any campaign or cause to engage in distributed organizing.
In the 2018 midterms, volunteers contacted over 1 million voters using Impactive. In 2020, we scaled significantly to meet the demand of this unprecedented election cycle. We’ve worked with over 500 clients nationwide, and volunteers have sent over 100 million text messages on behalf of Planned Parenthood, the DCCC, SEIU, Community Change, When We All Vote, Greenpeace, and campaigns up and down the ballot. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and many more.
Brink Communications is seeking a full-time Senior Designer with proven design experience. In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing compelling brand, print and digital collateral for clients in a timely manner and within the scope of the project. Senior Designers provide thought leadership to ensure that the campaigns, brands and websites Brink creates with our clients are successful in moving hearts and minds and contributing to a more just world.
Authentic understands the importance of developing and fostering an environment that is inclusive of all of our employees. As a progressive organization, it is our responsibility to live our values and maintain a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of our nation. We remain dedicated and committed to building a company culture that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all.
Amino empowers patients to evaluate their healthcare options and make smart decisions about their care. Our digital healthcare guidance platform provides a fast, easy way to search for providers, book appointments, and access health benefits. By guiding patients to high-value care, we save employers and their employees time and money.
The Marketing Manager will report to the Director of Marketing and will develop strong, on-brand content for a variety of Year Up audiences and stakeholders. Through content and campaign creation, the Marketing Manager will bring our program to life, create Year Up champions, and drive our audiences to action through consistent, powerful brand experiences.
Aisle 518 Strategies is committed to working with progressive campaigns and organizations to leverage the power of people and technology to take on and defeat powerful corporate interests and the politicians who prioritize their needs.
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have 12 centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to social mobility.
OppLoans is a rapidly growing Fintech company that helps credit-challenged consumers build a better financial path through accessible products and five-star customer service. As one of Chicago’s fastest-growing startups, we’ve made the Crain’s Business Chicago Fast 50 (#4 in 2019) and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (twice), and we’ve ranked in the top 10% of the Inc. 5000 four years in a row!
Libraries Without Borders (LWB US) is an education nonprofit committed to providing equal access to information and knowledge to communities in need. We partner with libraries, schools, tutoring programs, and local nonprofits to transform laundromats, housing lobbies, parks, and a variety of public spaces into places of lifelong learning—from basic reading, writing, and computer skills to health, legal, and financial literacy. By equipping local nonprofits and leaders with the tools and training they need to provide relevant and reliable information to their communities, we meet people where they are, bridge the digital divide, reduce poverty, promote civic engagement and strengthen communities.
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