I like nonprofits. I like technology. And I totally geek out when it comes to technology that’s accessible to tech-strapped nonprofits.
Fortunately, there’s lots of awesomeness in this space to satisfy me. People like Beth Kanter, Amy Sample-Ward, and the rest of the good folks at Socialbrite and NTEN—and the whole community of nptechies who tweet, retweet, blog, and share stuff—feed my need to be informed and inspired about technology in a nonprofit context on a daily basis.
What I’d like to do here is complement all that goodness with a blog featuring short, focused posts on actionable things you can do right now to promote your cause, engage your people, and advance your organization’s mission using free and inexpensive online tools. I’ll write-up some advice and share best practices in:
- brand monitoring,
- social media strategy,
- website content strategy,
- staff engagement,
- and other fresh bits of nptech goodness.
You’ll find step-by-steps, case studies, info on fun and useful new techie things I’m experimenting with, and the occasional lolcat. I’ll try not to say things like “leverage” and “robust” and “even your grandmother’s on [insert social network here],” but I can’t pinky-swear. And I totally dig screenshots, so expect to see lots of those, too. With arrows. And neon highlighting.
While you’re doing that, I’ll work on writing some geeky stuff I hope you’ll enjoy.