Welcome to my blog. I provide commentary and announcements about news and resources related to nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (ngos), communications, community engagement, volunteerism, aid & development, management and women’s empowerment.
Whereas my web site is for my resources, provided in the form of articles and guidelines, and my blog is more for commentary and dynamic content and discussion with others.
I’m an internationally-recognized trainer, researcher and consultant. My work is focused on communications, volunteer involvement, community engagement, and management for nonprofits, NGOs, and government initiatives. I’m considered a pioneer regarding the research, promotion and practice of virtual volunteering, including virtual teams, microvolunteering and crowdsourcing, and I’m a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives. Here’s the full story about me.
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I use my fan page to post links to online resources I’ve developed or revised, resources or information I think would be of valuable to nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government-based community programs and other mission-based organizations, as well as information related to engaging volunteers, humanitarian / development / aid, communications, tech4good, ICT4D, Free & Open Source technologies (particularly those that can benefit nonprofits, NGOs and government programs) . I also note here when I have published a new blog, published a new Tech4Impact newsletter, or uploaded a new video. It can be anywhere from 1 to 5 posts a day. If you follow me on Twitter, you won’t see much different information on Facebook from me.
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This is my primary social media and online community interaction. My tweets, and those I follow, are regarding nonprofits and NGOs, engaging volunteers, humanitarian / development / aid, communications, tech4good, women & girls, Afghanistan, ICT4D, Free & Open Source technologies (particularly those that can benefit nonprofits, NGOs and government programs) and parks / tourism for development (development in the sense of community and human development). I also post about updates to my web site and new blog posts, interact with other Twitter users and participate in Tweetchats.
History of my blog
This blog used to be on posterous.com; sadly, it was bought and dismantled by Twitter. Before that, I used forumer.com for years as my blog host, because it was simple and blogs on the site could be read by people using older operating systems. I was satisfied until my last year on the site, when customer service became non-existent and the site became wretchedly slow.