Dear Reader,I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I'm taking a brief vacation from blogging (just a week) in order to celebrate Thanksgiving.I struggled with whether or not I should just (to quote my best friend's 10 year old daughter) "suck it up, buttercup" and find time to schedule some posts, but you know what? Maybe you could all use a break from reading emails, tweets, IMs and blog posts too. I hope you'll take some time to unplug during the holiday and spend that time with … [Read more...] about Making Time for Giving Thanks
A new top-level domain, .eco, will be available in early 2017. Organizations, businesses and people working for positive environmental change are able to apply before December 16, 2016 for up to three .eco domain names for an organization or an upcoming campaign. The domain creators are giving 500 domain names for free in this process, anticipating that the names will become expensive and competitive after the domain launches.According to their website "You can apply for a .eco domain grant … [Read more...] about Apply for a Free Dot Eco (.eco) Domain Name!
Pittsburgh Magazine has just launched a new magazine called Give Pittsburgh (not to be confused with the fundraising event Pittsburgh Gives). Rachel Weaver Labar wrote an excellent article called "Giving in Pittsburgh, Simplified" for the first edition that focuses on how nonprofits in Pittsburgh are using technology to reach donors, volunteers and constituents.Rachel interviewed me for the article and while I gave her some ideas for local orgs to feature, I also couldn't resist the … [Read more...] about Give Pittsburgh Magazine Article on How Pittsburgh Nonprofits are Using Technology
Nonprofit organizations frequently hold large events: galas, golf outings, conferences, etc. If you're like me, one of the folks who are responsible for managing such events, you know there is a certain amount of stress involved with getting these things off the ground.I just finished up with our annual TechNow Conference and am still in the middle of reading Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman's new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, so thought it might be useful to reflect on how I take care of … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Self-Care After a Big Event
I learned about a inspiring technology-related event happening in Pittsburgh on the evening of November 17 and wanted to share: Red Chair Pittsburgh.Here's some bits from the event's website and Eventbrite page: "RedChairPGH's aim is to start the conversation and provide Pittsburgh area companies with resources to keep the conversation going in their organizations. Our target audience: Tech and HR executives, and mid-career men and women from Pittsburgh companies. Learn more @ … [Read more...] about RedChair Pittsburgh Validates & Recognizes Women in Technology on 11/17