We just received our copies of the January issue of Town & Gown, which features a photograph of me holding a keyboard. I was interviewed by writer Jenna Spinelle for an article about social media and how local organizations and schools are using it to get the word out about what they do, and to strengthen connections with people in the community they serve.
“It’s a really great way for us to reach out to people who might normally not know much about us,” I’m quoted as saying. “It’s a lot easier to find information via social media than it is to do it in more traditional ways.”
There’s also an interesting accompanying article about how to avoid some of the pitfalls than can come along with social media, such as cyber bullying and making too much personal information public. The two articles show that social media, as long as it is used carefully, can be a great tool both for personal and organizational use!
We also got a shoutout in the beginning of the magazine, in David Pencek’s Letter From the Editor, in which he mentions our most recent competitive granting cycle, in which we distributed nearly $45,000 to 13 local organizations.
Thanks to Town & Gown for helping us get the word out about what we’re doing in the community. The new issue should be up on their website soon, as well as available to pick up in locations throughout State College. Check it out!