Nine Scoops I Found Interesting for Sep 27, 2023

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A taste of what caught my attention recently includes EU, Disinformation, Effective Partnerships, Transactional Relationships, Influencers, Marketing Campaigns, DEI, Social Media Management, Joy, Perseverance, Leadership, Operations, Myths, Overhead, Nurses, Gen Z, Millennials, and Ice Cream.

One of these scoops might be the inspiration you did not know you needed or have been looking for.


85% of EU Citizens Want More Political Action Against Disinformation

What Caught My Attention: “Across the EU, 54% of respondents said they were “often” or “very often” unsure whether information they found online was true. However, only 44% of them had recently fact-checked the content they’d seen.

Younger and more educated people were more likely to take active response to false information. Those in favour of combating disinformation tended to be further to the political left.

In response to the findings, Bertelsmann Stiftung made the following recommendations:

  1. Establish an effective system for monitoring disinformation both in Germany and across Europe.
  2. Raise public awareness about the issue of disinformation.
  3. Promote media literacy among people of all age groups.
  4. Ensure consistent and transparent content creation on digital platforms.

Such interventions, however, have proven divisive. Around the world, politicians have been accused of exploiting concerns around disinformation to suppress dissent and control narratives.””

  • Author(s): Staff
  • Published: 2023-09-19
  • Source: The Next Web
  • Tag(s): EU, Disinformation

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Improving Partnerships Will Help Our Planet

What Caught My Attention: “Imagine having to forecast your every action, expenditure, and movement for two weeks, write it down, and then share it with someone else to get their approval for you to get any work done.

Or picture this – the communities you work with daily think you work for a different organisation because that organization’s logo is plastered on all your vehicles, uniforms, and publications.”

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5 Keys to an Influencer Marketing Campaign That Makes You Money

What Caught My Attention: “Imagine being able to engage with your target audience without feeling like you’re selling to them. That’s what influencer marketing can do for your brand.”

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Why Commitment to DEI Is (Still) Important

What Caught My Attention: “Criticism of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts has escalated. That shouldn’t dissuade associations from committing to their core principles.”

  • Author(s): Mark Athitakis
  • Published: 2023-09-17
  • Source: Associations Now
  • Tag(s): DEI

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Social Media Management 101 – Everything You Need To Know

What Caught My Attention: “With a strong social media presence, brands can achieve a wide range of key objectives, from driving awareness to changing consumer perceptions and amplifying product launches.

But how can you ensure that you’re unlocking the full potential of social media to engage audiences, increase consideration, and boost sales?

The answer is social media management.

Social media management is all about creating high-performing social media strategies that deliver consistent results. However, the day-to-day responsibilities of social media managers vary wildly, from content creation to campaign measurement.”

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An 8-Year-Old Snuck His Handwritten Book Onto a Library Shelf. Now It Has a 56-Person Waiting List

What Caught My Attention: “Dillon wrote his 81-page graphic novel, “The Adventures of Dillon Helbig’s Crismis” (written by “Dillon His Self”) in a hardcover journal with colored pencils over the course of a few days. He even put a label on the back of the book that reads “Made in Idho” [sic] and put an illustrated spine label on it as well. Then, without telling anyone, he brought it to his local library in Boise, Idaho, and slipped it in among the books in the children’s section.”

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Dan Pallotta Attempts to Change the Nonprofit Sector Narrative With ‘Uncharitable’ Movie

What Caught My Attention: “The movie highlights five areas where nonprofits are discriminated against in ways for-profit companies are not. Between regulation and public perception, the nonprofit sector has been held back because nonprofits are harshly criticized if they pay competitive salaries deemed too high for a nonprofit, or allocate revenue to advertising to both increase donations and impact over time, among others.”

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10 Things Gen Z, Millennial Nurses Want From Their Hospitals

What Caught My Attention: “A survey released March 1 from the American Nurses Foundation and Joslin Insight showed Generation Z and millennial nurses — who belong to the generations born between 1981 and 2012 — have been hit hard by the pandemic, with many suffering from mental health issues and about 60 percent saying they will leave or are considering leaving their positions.”

  • Author(s): Mackenzie Bean, Cailey Gleeson and Kelly Gooch
  • Published: 2022-03-11
  • Source: Becker’s Healthcare
  • Tag(s): Nurses, Gen Z, Millennials

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The Lost Lingo of New York City’s Soda Jerks

What Caught My Attention: “Foppiano was a “soda jerk,” one of half a million employed at tens of thousands of soda fountains across the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. They had white coats, swift fingers, and even swifter tongues—indeed, their linguistic concoctions were as much of a draw as the sweet treats they served up. Foppiano himself, the paper reported, got a special shout-out in a university English course on American colloquialism after a professor ordered a large cherry coke and heard him shout back: “Stretch one, paint it red!”

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