Technology, it’s ever changing

Technology is something that is ever changing but yet is something that in this day and age we need. Staying on the ball is something that we all struggle with and are trying to always find that magic eight ball to stay ahead of the curve. For us here at Prairie Rivers of Iowa we are trying to keep up and one way is we make a point to make an investment in out staff by sending them to development trainings. Today, April 9, 2015 I am currently at the Minnesota Nonprofit Council Technology Conference. So far this morning I have gotten to get a more in depth view in Google Analytics and talking to various vendors on different technology products. I hope today I will come away with many great ideas to make ideas on how to help the user experience be more pleasant when you interact with Prairie Rivers of Iowa. This conference started at 7:30 this morning and its...
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23 Mobile Apps Changing the Food System

From Food Tank: The Food Think Tank There are currently more than one billion smartphones in use across the world – and that figure is projected to double by 2015. As the use of mobile devices continues to grow, apps have become an incredibly effective way of providing information and resources to a wide audience. An increase in smartphone use coincides with the growth of a consumer demand for more sustainable food! In the United States alone, annual sales of organic foods and beverages grew from US$6 billion in 2000 to US$26.7 billion in 2010. And there are nearly three times as many farmers markets in the United States today as there were in 2000. It’s no surprise, then, that there are lots of apps for those interested in eating more healthful food, wasting less food, finding sustainable sources of sea food, or buying seasonally. These 23 apps for mobile devices and tablets are helping eaters, producers, advocates, and activists lead less wasteful,...
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