Standing on the verge of nonprofit blogging

One of the more popular (commented-on, linked-to) posts here in the last year or so was my somewhat sketchy Weblog strategies for nonprofits entry. At some point I was talking to CompuMentor about some kind of panel discussion on the subject in SF but I haven’t heard anything about it lately and I’ve been kind of busy with the campaign and writing my book anyway. There’s a chapter on nonprofits in the book, though, so I haven’t wandered too far away from this subject yet.
I just noticed my editor posted a link to an article called What’s a Blog, and Why Should Nonprofits Care? in the Nonprofit Quartery (NPQ).
Everywhere I look people are trying to build more interactivity and more personal voice into politics, activism, and nonprofit organizations, so now more than ever the time is ripe for some kind of do-gooder technorati-ish group to provide some kindling.






2 responses to “Standing on the verge of nonprofit blogging”

  1. Rob Johnston Avatar

    I agree. For the last month at 4NGOs we have been piloting a source for news on nonprofits in several categories: Leadership and management; Gifts and grants; Accountability and oversight; Opinions; and Profiles. Feeds are available for any one theme or all.
    Keep the conversation going. We just need more infrastructure and examples. I think that as the RSS offerings for NGOs increase, they will see the value of using Bloglines and then of participating themselves.

  2. Susan Mernit Avatar

    Mark Graham and I and several other people have actually been talking about this a good bit–email me at smernit at aol dot com if you want to hear more about that discussion.