Doing What is Ours to Do

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Nancy Schwartz asked the Nonprofit Blog Carnival community to spend time in January reflecting on our own dreams and how we intend to bring them to fruition.

As is evidenced by my 11th hour submission, I found this assignment daunting.  Who am I to declare the future direction of the not-for-profit sector?  What difference does my work make in the grand scheme of the universe?  How can I solve problems large agencies with million dollar budgets have yet to tackle?

And then I realized–that’s the whole point. Continue reading

Social Media for Nonprofits: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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I love social media.  I also know using it effectively is a powerful advantage for the nonprofits who make the investment. Thanks to that enthusiasm, I sometimes gloss over the medium’s downsides. So when Katya Andresen called for “good, bad, and ugly” posts for the March Nonprofit Blog Carnival, I knew it was time to paint a more complete picture of social media for nonprofits. Continue reading