I’m never really sure what to say when people ask me where I’m from. The short answer is always, Orting, Washington. This answer used to get a couple of pauses and a brief, “awe, where is it located exactly?” Like I frequently do after receiving a puzzled look, let me give you my Orting pitch to help you understand this little town nestled arguably dangerously close…
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After a year of stringing together a series of short term contracts, I’m happy to announce I recently signed a long term project with NetHope. As the organization’s core Marketing and Communications Specialist. I’ll be responsible for helping develop NetHope’s communications strategy, managing its digital properties, and planning the organization’s big member summit in the fall. Like many of life’s adventures I’m terrified and excited for…
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Unexpectedly these last few weeks have been a little fast paced. I recently started a new contract role with NetHope, a nonprofit focused on increasing connectivity in the developing world and helping NGOs use technology smarter. At the same time a few volunteer projects came online. Juggling a few balls these days but I’m enjoying being fully active again. Hoping to share a longer post in…
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First status update of the New Year! I’m… Reading: Animal Farm New York Times (Daily) Watching: Space Dandy Nurrutto Shupuden One Piece Archer Chozen Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Playing: Pokémon Y (second run) Pikmin 3 Learning: Search engine optimization (SEO) basics Elements of content strategy and user experience (UX) The difference between Squarespace and WordPress Attending: Learn to Write Click-tastic Headlines Spamalot Thinking about: New blog…
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Start talking transportation with people at a cocktail party or social gathering and you’ll likely see their eyes glaze over. As far as topics go, it’s one of the least sexy things you can bring up. While not the first topic on everyone’s mind, it’s a very important aspect of economic development and daily life. Last week I sat in on the Seattle Chapter of Young…
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I’m the sort of guy who counts the hours in the day and is frequently knee deep in the weeds. My fiancé often nags me for over planning but the fact of the matter is I’d get overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks if I didn’t have at least some sort of map handy. In accordance with this philosophy below is my road map for 2014. It doesn’t…
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After developing an irrational fear of hitting publish at the end of 2012, I challenged myself in 2013 to blog monthly. While I didn’t reach my initial goal of creating a new post every week I did hit publish multiple times a month – averaging about three  on Making the Connectionsand a few on my Tumblr blog. Working as a professional writer for various businesses over…
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Short post this week. I’m…   Learning: New recipes New exercise routines   Experimenting with: Refresh Vine videos Instagram videos Postmates Code Academy  – Hour of Code   Playing Pikmin 3   Watching: Amazing Race Mindy Project Seahawk Games   Attending: #SeaSocialMen Brown and Down Family holiday events   Thinking about:New Year’s Eve The year of 2013 Working on: Becoming a better home chef Refreshing joshuaholland.co…
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Article Originally Published on COMMunity Building  Joshua Holland graduated from the UW in 2009 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Diversity. During his undergraduate years, he was actively involved with Delta Lambda Phi and the United Greek Council. He also participated in an Exploration Seminar to Paris that was organized by the English Department. While there he researched and reported on the impacts…
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  There are many ways to obtain a job; searching job boards is just one of many solutions to consider. Networking is often the best strategy for finding a new position. The common adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” is becoming increasingly true in today’s competitive market. When considering candidates to hire, employers often reach out to their personal networks first and then resort to…
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