As we prepare for 2013, here are some 2012 blog highlights:
- Mobile continues to dominate, both in smart phones and tablets. I presented Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website and attended a great class at Noble Desktop on State of the Art Web Design, featuring new ways to adapt to smaller screens.
- I wrote a love letter to Nten, then learned that long term leader Holly Ross would be leaving her post as Executive Director. Our 501 Tech NYC group continued to prosper with monthly meetings featuring great presentations such as by Charity Water and by digital guru Chris Tuttle. However, I’m already planning for next year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, and will be leading a session on Why Organization Structure Matters for Online Success
- Social media continued to be on everyone’s radar, but measuring its effectiveness isn’t always easy. Beth Kanter’s Measuring the Networked Nonprofit offered many helpful tips which I summarized here.
- Blackbaud swallowed up Convio, and later abandoned Common Ground, which I thought was Convio’s more innovative product.
- Trying to sort out the most valuable data on the web has resulted in many of us becoming content curators – I offered some advice from Beth Kanter, who has consistently created great content through her blog and Facebook and Twitter channels.
More 2012 highlights next week and a look forward at 2013. Happy new year!