Because it’s a holiday week in the US, I’m making this issue a little shorter than usual. In the Thoughts section, I’ve linked to my latest piece on Sprudge about antique collecting and an article on employee advocacy. I haven’t seen employee advocacy be done that often in the coffee industry, so it’s worth checking out. Keep in mind that employee advocacy is much better when you have happy employees. Forcing a staffer to post on social media to promote your brand is not an action I would ever recommend.
- For the upcoming Giving Tuesday, GoFundBean has a fundraising goal of $5000 to establish a Disaster Relief Fund. Having a fund means we can immediately send out grants when a disaster hits. While we did raise over $100k in financial relief for Hurricane Ida, some grants weren’t able to be sent out until November. If you have the capability, please consider donating to the fundraiser (I have a personal fundraising goal of $625).
- I hit the 1000-day streak milestone in Duolingo over the weekend! Spanish for five minutes a day has landed me in… probably not even a two-year-old’s speaking level yet. Though apparently, I’ve learned over 800 words, so yay!