Resource: Daily Worth

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a new series on Dispatches from the Castle, Resources. In these posts, I’ll share go to resources online and off.

For those who like information to come to them, I highly recommend signing up for the Daily Worth.

According to the website, “”Daily Worth is a community of women who talk money. We deliver practical tips, empowering ideas, and the occasional kick in the pants… daily to your inbox.”

While this website is targeted to women, there is excellent information for everyone. For example, the Earn post from Tuesday, May 3, featured Peter Shankman (HARO‘s founder) and his take on Top Job Hunting Gaffes to Avoid. If you’re in the job market, read this. Reread it. Book mark it. Share it with your friends. Print it out.

Those tips are just a few of the excellent information available on Daily Worth. Sign up to have crucial information delivered to your inbox.

Pay it Forward

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with Erin Serkaian, who works at another non-profit about how my organization uses social media. The conversation was wonderful and very beneficial for both of us!

Back when I started dabbling in social media, lots of friends, colleagues and strangers offered their advice and best tips and general practices. Some of these conversations happened on Twitter and others happened in person. I would not have the knowledge base I have today or the confidence in my ability to do my job if it weren’t for these mentors. Thank you, again.

When I saw Erin’s request on Twitter for ways non-profits use Facebook and other social media platforms, I knew it was my opportunity to give back. I sent a message and in a short time, we arranged to have a phone conversation.

While I know Erin got lots of ideas, practical tips and encouragement to take her non-profit’s social media to the next level, what she doesn’t know is that I got just as much out of the conversation. It reminded me of why I love my job and reminded me of the things I wanted to try and haven’t had a chance.

I hope Erin will be able to learn from our successes and failures and set realistic goals for what she and her organization want to accomplish. I’m excited to see what she comes up with!

If you’re ever given the opportunity to pay it forward, do it. You won’t regret it.