Webinar: Creating Intentional Social Media

How much do you know about social media? Does your organization use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms to generate buzz, connect with target audiences, or raise money? With so many choices at your fingertips it can be overwhelming to decide how to use these tools in a strategic and efficient way. The National Rural Assemblyproduced this webinar to help you take those first steps towards articulating social media goals for your organization.

“Creating Intentional Social Media” does not teach you how to open a Facebook account. It will help you ask critical questions about your organization’s goals for social media planning. It covers what you need to do before you start, how to create a creative brief, how to make a social media plan, give an overview of social media tools, and explain why you need a social media policy. This presentation also gives specific examples of what other organizations have done.Amy Sterndale, Communications Director for The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire shares her greatest success and greatest failure and explains why no one should call themselves a social media expert.

Rio Grande reflections

Taneum Fotheringill shares her reflections on traveling to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas — and how it changed her understanding of a region often misunderstood by outsiders.

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A new series from the Rural Assembly to explore health disparities in rural communities​

The Rural Assembly is kicking off a series of blog posts which will explore the challenges faced by rural citizens with chronic health conditions, the consequences of limited healthcare access, and the urgent need for comprehensive solutions to bridge this healthcare gap. By addressing the unique challenges faced by these individuals, we can work towards building a healthcare system that is inclusive, efficient, and responsive to the diverse needs of all citizens. Bridging the healthcare gap is not just a matter of policy: it is a commitment to the well-being and dignity of every individual, regardless of where they call home.

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Drawing Resilience: Autumn Cavender

Wicanhpi Iyotan Win (Autumn Cavender) is Wahpetunwan Dakota and a midwife from Pezihutazizi K’api Makoca (Upper Sioux Community). Autumn is finding new ways to see, visualize and encode designs using traditional Dakota aesthetic and design processes. Her current practice explores quillwork Dakota methodology and its applications through ancestral, digital, and generative technologies.

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