A Culture of Workplace Giving

Sarah MayerCommunity, Non-Profit Organizations

Shift Collaborative has been in business for almost four years, and I believe that we are only at the beginning of defining our company’s culture. This process of defining is likely [we hope] to be an ongoing and evolving process as we grow, expand, and adapt in the creative industry space. One of many things that our small group sees eye to eye on, is making an impact beyond … Read More

Community Matters

Sarah MayerCommunity


We are grounded by the space that we move into and out of every day. But, what happens when that sense of place is disrupted or even ripped out from under us?

Street Performers Enliven City Streets

Eric SlossCommunity

Streets in cities serve many purposes besides carrying vehicles, and city sidewalks – the pedestrian parts of the streets – serve many purposes besides carrying pedestrians. Jane Jacobs, The Life and Death of Great American Cities We ignite city streets by being active, by being creative, by walking the streets — entertaining, talking, shuffling — we awaken our ancestors who … Read More

Five Reasons to Attend Podcamp 2014

Sarah MayerCommunity, SEO, Social media


by Sarah Mayer You may not be familiar with Podcamp, so let me start there.  Podcamp is by its own description is an ‘un-conference’ although it does have some of those familiar conference components. Podcamp in Pittsburgh has been around for eight years and while the conference was started around podcasting, it has evolved each year to add on more … Read More

Obviously Tomlin, a Charitable Project Never Launched

Eric SlossCommunity, Non-Profit Organizations

obviously tomlin

by Eric Sloss Sparked by Sarah’s recent appointment as a board member of Sojourner House, a faith-based rehabilitation facility for addicted women, we wanted to create an enjoyable fundraising project for this important nonprofit. So we created Obviously Tomlin as a way to engage the public in a charming charitable experience throughout the Steelers season. It all started after a … Read More

Building a Children's Shelter in Bolivia

Becca BurnsCommunity

By Shift Marketing Fellow, Becca Burns It is the end of the second week in La Paz.  It is raining outside and I am looking at five guards sitting down for lunch.  A guard behind us slowly closes the heavy, paint-chipped door – shutting out the light and rain and I am in a dungeon.  I am in a damp … Read More

Renaissance City Winds Plays Schuller

Eric SlossCommunity, Non-Profit Organizations

by Matt Campbell  The Renaissance City Winds, a versatile chamber music ensemble founded in Pittsburgh in 1975, performed a program of Americana at April 28 at Pro Bikes in Squirrel Hill, and at Oakland’s Carnegie Music Hall April 29. Hammer dulcimer player Bill Troxler joined the group for arrangements of folk tunes that evoked colonial America and other time periods. … Read More