Time to clean out the tumbleweeds! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Long time, no type!
A lot has happened since I last shared this space with you, most notably, I left the solopreneur world to become the Program Manager for the National Robotics League. It’s a wonderful position, (what’s not fun about robots that fight each other in an arena and teach students STEM skills at the same time?) but it has seriously cut into my free writing time. After 5 months I feel like I’m starting to get things under control, and I missed the creative outlet of this space, so I’m taking a shot at doing both at once.
The question is, what should we talk about? My new position means I don’t have the time or energy to do in-depth “how-to” posts, and I’ve cut my consulting way back so I have fewer avenues for case studies.
Here are some of the ideas that come to mind:
- Work-life balance, especially in nonprofit/change professions
- Stories from the field: lessons from my own program management experiences, as well as guest posts from other nonprofit professionals
- Organizational development advice and discussions. I am especially interested in what separates good meetings and bad meetings and would love to spend time helping people have more good meetings and fewer bad ones
- Musings about on-line communications. Just random thoughts based on my own work, or the work of others I come across
- Probably fewer “how to” posts than before, more like a seminar course than a training program
- Online Book Club: a place for us to read non-fiction together and discuss its impact on our life and work
- A brilliant idea that you just had that I didn’t think of
So, what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see for the next chapter of Low Hanging Fruit.
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As the year winds to a close, I’ll be spending most of my time focused on three things:
- Helping two nonprofits with which I work (Pandora Theatre and Mach 30) make the most of their year-end fundraising. (Here’s why you should focus on December fundraising too)
- Baking Cookies
- Developing plans to help nonprofit leaders reach more people through social media in 2011. If you’d like to be one of those leaders, click the links below before you go bake your own cookies:
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See you next year!!
I'm on a boat!
I went on vacation last week with my family–so it’s been a little quiet around here. Now I’m back and getting into the swing of things. I’m working on the next Adventures in Fundraising update (hint, it’s all about the 1023)–but meantime, I want to make sure you don’t miss out on two cool things that happened while I was away.
- Pamela Grow invited me to write a guest post on how autoresponders can help nonprofits turn prospects into donors–you can read it here.
- Remember the tool Susan Johnstone created to help us out-smart resistance? She’s expanded her offerings. If you’ve noticed that you can’t seem to force yourself to do the stuff you know you need to do–Susan can help you learn how to stop fighting your resistance and start using it. Check out the free teleclass and other great offerings here. If you are ready to jump into the full 5 week class, click here to sign up.
What have you been up to? Post links to your latest posts, info about upcoming events or just general plugs for your awesome organizations and/or projects in the comments section.
See you next week!