Earlier this week, NetSquared, a MeetUp group that I sponsor, had its monthly event at Affinity Lab and this month, hosted a “fireside chat” with Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet. Based in DC, Clay is a former employee of both the Howard Dean and Barack Obama campaigns, as well as the Sunlight Foundation. [...]
Every month, ASAE’s Associations Now magazine covers the trends and issues affecting those at member-based nonprofits and their vendor counterparts. Like any magazine (and I used to run one for an association, so I know), some of the content is pretty familiar and/or gets repetitive over time, but there are gems as well. Here are [...]
As part of my NetSquared talk (and hopefully future talks along the same lines), I wanted to break down the various forms that nonprofits, NGOs, and small businesses cause use video to their advantage. Part of that involves recognizing choice. What types of video strategies are out there? Or, into what categories could you break [...]
Last week, I co-presented a session on video communications called “Leveraging Video for Social Change” for NetSquared at Affinity Lab. Thanks to those of you who attended, we had a lively discussion during and after. You can see my presentation here, although because I typically follow Seth Godin’s advice about powerpoints, my slides are image [...]
This Thursday, I will be presenting at the monthly NetSquared DC event through Meetup.com. This session will focus on nonprofits using video as part of their outreach and communications strategy. I’ll be discussing the types of videos nonprofits can make, do’s and don’ts and will show a few examples for discussion. You can check out [...]
This morning, the Wall Street Journal ran an interview with Tom Tierney, chairman and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, $23 million annual Boston-based nonprofit itself that offers consulting services to other nonprofits. As for the subject focus, see if you can follow this, because it’s a bit convoluted.
Digital Capital Week (DC Week) is in full swing, as it’s second annual installment began this weekend, first by opening party, then by free sessions scattered about the city, along with tons of other events not easily describable. The overarching focus of DC Week is of course technology, a sizable portion of which deals with nonprofits, [...]
I’m featured, along with other members of Affinity Lab, in a book about co-working spaces from Night Owls Press. The book discusses what co-working spaces are, how they are growing, and how they provide the right setting and value for young and growing organizations. The authors interviewed members at 19 established co-working spaces across the [...]
For the second straight year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy teamed up with USA Today to conduct a corporate giving survey of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies. The results, while not exhaustive, are better than most industry experts probably had a right to expect.
Back in 2009, Fortune Magazine correctly predicted that the nonprofit sector would go through a painful period of readjustment, calling it a potential “merger boom.” The thinking was that the rate would jump from below two percent to as high as 20 percent. While exact data varies or isn’t specifically available for the sector over the past [...]