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11NTC: Let’s Talk About Tech, Baby!

In addition to a very fun title, Let’s Talk About Tech, Baby! How to Talk about Technology Horizontally and Vertically in Your Organization, offered simple and practical advice for communicating about technology for audiences with different degrees of tech-literacy and comfort. Key to their advice was their “5 C’s of Change Management:” Credibility: Establishing yourself […]

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SxSWi: The Future of Nonprofits

To promote the upcoming release of their book, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age, authors David Neff and Randal Moss discussed some of the ways in which nonprofits can best position themselves to anticipate and capitalize on some of the trends that will shape the nonprofit world in the next […]

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SxSW Interactive & the Nonprofit Technology Conference: A Recap

Attending both this year’s SxSW Interactive (SxSWi) and Nonprofit Technology Conferences (NTC) was physically exhausting and mentally stimulating. Attending SxSWi and NTC gave me the opportunity to be exposed to some of the brightest minds in the nonprofit and technology sectors and absorb an incredible amount of knowledge. As much as I would enjoy sharing […]

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On Socia Media & Life: Lessons from New Orleans

Recently, I had the good fortune of visiting the city of New Orleans for a conference. Among the “work” I had to do was to go on a tour of the city to view some of the areas most heavily affected by Hurricane Katrina and visit with some of the nonprofit agencies who have played […]

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Putting the “Social” into Social Media

By now it is common knowledge that for our social media efforts to be successful we have to be social. Numerous articles remind us about the importance of engaging our volunteers, donors and advocates. Fewer, however, focus on another aspect of our social media engagement…engaging our staff (whether volunteer or paid) and our board members. […]