Archive for August, 2011

August 9, 2011

Spotlight On Social Good » » @amandalindhout » Amanda Lindhout » #Somalia

At Chalkboarder our mission statement clearly states we build and nurture interdependent villages. Today, we’re launching a new weekly bulletin that shares brief profiles of others around the world who seem to share this vision. Please join me in connecting with and supporting these folks and organizations. Jeff Kingman, CEO, Chalkboarder



Amanda Lindhout

Founder, The Global Enrichment Foundation – Advancing Somali women’s leadership, building stronger communities and promoting peace.

I’m actually quite surprised that I haven’t noticed Amanda Lindhout prior to yesterday, as I’m a complete news junkie very interested in geo-affairs.

Amanda was interviewed by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN’s AC360 last night, standing in the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab Refugee camp in Northern Kenya.

On August 4th, Amanda participated as a leader in delivering, by convoy, food to feed 14000 Somali refugees. Amanda has history with Somalia, but I’ll ask you to go find that on your own.

Amanda, if you read this, welcome to a broader community. Your courage and leadership are inspiring.

On Twitter, you’ll find great community in the hashtag #UsGuys, #PRSCamp and #LeadershipChat, amongst others.

Stay safe out there!

August 8, 2011

Announcing New Clients at @chalkboarder

Chalkboarder is pleased to announce two new clients joining our village this past week. We’d like to share a little about them with you..





In our SMALL BUSINESS SOCIAL category, we’re pleased to welcome United Kingdom based SkillSetG.

SkillSetG is a startup dedicated to providing relevant employment tips/skills to college graduates internationally.

Our mission?

Chalkboarder is tasked with building out and managing an aggressive social media optimization of the client, across world cultures, targeting soon-to-be or recent college graduates. Welcome aboard, SkillSetG!







In our STRATEGIC BRAND & CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT category, we’re very excited about working with Jabriel Donohue, an award-winning bartender and mixologist based in Portland, Oregon USA.

Jabriel has been actively involved in helping create the dynamic reputation of several Oregon based cocktail and bartending events, including Cocktail Week.

Our mission?

Assist Jabriel with creating and opening his own unique lounge and cafe in SE Portland. Tasks include preparing the business plan, identifying partners, project management during buildout and launch, and social media optimization. We’re particularly enthused with this project as it blends two core competencies of Chalkboarder: brand/concept development and social media optimization.

Are you seeking an effective solution for your organization? Check out what Chalkboarder can do…


August 2, 2011

Atypical Virgo in Recovery ~ The Importance of Social Network Lists

Over the years, I’ve built some pretty large communities in social media, both for myself and for some clients. As those communities were built, my HAED (hyper-active-entrepreneurial-disorder) brain neglected a necessary task. Categorizing connections into lists and taking notes on their attributes (friends, careers, interests and relationships).

Now, today, I have a problem. It’s simply overwhelming to pay attention to key relationships, when their social networking is scattered amongst everyone’s activity. I miss stuff that I know is key and relevant, as a result.

Over the last couple months, I’ve been slowly recovering a better footing, making sure to list new folks and spending a bit of time going back and doing this with older connections. My favorite list is Met In Real Life; thanks to @RickBakas for that great suggestion.

I’ve developed broad categories mostly related to professions and interests. I look at connection’s profiles to determine where they fit.

What does putting people into lists allow me to do? How is it better for me? With lists, I can go to a category and catchup with what others are up too. It streamlines my “reading of the news” from others. For clients, it’s a great way to categorize current customers, potential customers and other areas of interest.

Are you using lists in your social networking? What works for you to manage all the incoming content?