Elaina Buzzell

When Tech Fails Hit Close to Home

Android-erasingI can’t count the number of times I’ve told people to pay attention to their backups. In tech, it was a common refrain to emphasize not only the importance of backups, but testing and retesting them. We shared sad stories of lost member databases, photos, stories. We told how recovery services can only find so much.

In short, I knew better.

Then, yesterday, my toddler hands me my phone with this on the screen, and I tried not to panic. I believed that, despite my next few hours were obnoxious, I’d get back to normal soon. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Meaning of This?

I started this blog five years ago, as I was staring down big changes in my life. I was about to leave my job and move across the country, and wanted to give prospective employers a great view of my talents and possibilities. This blog proved to be very successful, and, within a few months of my my move, I landed my dream job. I have since then kept very busy with progressively expanding responsibilities benefiting a mission that deeply inspires me. Read the rest of this entry »

Pinterest Strategy for Nonprofits

Over the last two years, Pinterest has exploded on the social media landscape. Many have run to it due to its demographics that uniquely skew towards women, and many have also struggled to find the right use of the platform for their brand. Very soon after starting at Girl Scouts River Valleys, I launched their Pinterest account with the intention of using it to recruit and retain volunteers that are so key to our movement. Read my guest post with MAP TechWorks to see an overview of our strategy and what success has meant for us on Pinterest.