April 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
At the very moment I am writing these words, the 2009 NTEN conference is getting underway in San Francisco. While I am very jealous of all of my friends who are there, I will be attending virtually from Chicago.
NTEN is a wonderful resource for nonprofit professionals, and the conference (though I have never been) is a great networking and learning opportunity. Luckily for those of us who can’t be there, we can network from here, connecting to people via Twitter and others who are liveblogging.
There are a number of ways to follow the conference sessions, which can be found here. Even if you can’t tune in live for the podcasts and vidcasts, some of the sessions will be available after the conference.
I heard recently that when you are seeking professional development opportunities that you should connect with people who are not like you, who have different strengths, perspectives and skill sets. This seems like good advice whether it’s personal or professional growth that you seek. I’m grateful to NTEN for helping to make this possible through technology tools. It’s an incredible resource and opportunity for cross pollination of ideas.
May 27, 2008 § 1 Comment
I have been brewing the idea for this blog for some months now, and the vision is finally becoming clear to me.
There is a burgeoning community of bloggers and nonprofit technology consultants who are creating tools to help build social change movements. Every day there are new resources on the Internet. I am most interested in the tools that leverage information as a catalyst for progress and philanthropy.
In these postings I will share my experience, opinions, and questions about emerging information technology, and what I learn from others in the nonprofit industry. I will write about movements and issues that are near and dear to me, and how my colleagues and I are using information technology to raise awareness and promote philanthropy to support those causes.
I have been researching and dabbling from the sidelines, meeting virtually and in person people whose work I admire. I’ve dipped my toes in, and now I’m taking the plunge with this blog.