Next month will mark my fifth year since beginning my blog at Nonprofit Bridge. Since my first post on Jan 23, 2007, I’ve expanded my focus well beyond technology and providing a place for ‘positive thoughts.’ Below is part 1 of my favorite posts (to be continued next week):
- A Few Words About Gratitude, on how we can carry the spirit of Thanksgiving throughout the year. Also see, Thoughts at Thanksgiving on Gratitude
- I’ve often discussed the importance of groups working together within a nonprofit, including facilitation of a panel on Collaboration and Management in Cross-Departmental Web Projects
- I presented an Nten webinar on Project Management for Nonprofits, suggesting that nonprofits use techniques already in use by many for profit organizations
- I asked Who Handles ePhilanthropy in Your Organization, mentioning the trend towards a separate department to develop and implement online strategy It’s also important to know how what NOT to do online, such as interviewing vendors before you’ve firmed up your requirements. And here’s why organization structure matters.
- At successful nonprofits, staff are all involved in fundraising and communications, no matter what ‘department’ they are in. See Why Everyone Is In Communications
- To succeed online, sooner or later we need the help of vendors providing hosted software. Read my tips on working with an online vendor.
- This year after hearing about Michelle Misner’s wonderful experience at a webmaster group I participate in, I co-presented another Nten webinar on How to NY Public Library Successfully Project Managed a New Drupal Website. If you’re planning a CMS rollout, whether or not you’re using Drupal, listening to Michelle tips on the recording is a must.
More highlights from past posts next week. Meanwhile, thank you for reading my thoughts for the past five years. I wish you a wonderful 2012!