Monday, July 30, 2007

Using Web 2.0

Much has been made in tech circles of Web 2.0, the acceleration of the web with more input from users. Think Wikipedia, Threadless, YouTube, FlickR, MySpace, or the millions of online product reviews that you can access (and may contribute to) online. So are nonprofits using this giant leap forward?

The answer is yes, at least according to Social Computing Magazine, in an article entitled Non-Profits Now 'Get' Web 2.0 and Social Media, Say Experts

I was really pleased to see this level of information, and it synchs with what I've been seeing in organizations that have younger staff who are pushing more online interaction. It's fast, its reasonably inexpensive, and, best of works.

And, if you're interested in starting a smaller social networking group around your mission---check out Ning. It's fast, easy and free!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Exec Transition Resource

As everyone knows, exec transition is a big topic as boomers move out the door. Bridgestar's newest Leadership Matters article contains help on an important part of this: setting up and running an effective search committee. Many boards are totally vexed when presented with this problem, so this article is well worth the read.

In a related piece of news, I've just started a hilarious book on boomers versus Gen@ entitled "Boomsday". The first 50 pages that I got through last night were priceless, and I'll get back to you on this more soon.