Join our latest class – A nonprofits guide to Facebook, Causes, and the Social Graph

March 3rd – Raleigh, NC 1804 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27605 This course offers a conversational approach to moving your nonprofit organization into Facebook and Causes.  We will be covering an array of Facebook/Causes topics specifically for non-profits including: Why Facebook? Why Now? Learn just how big Facebook has become and how it can be leveraged […]

Job Search In Non-profit Requires Elbow Grease

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Journal, Non-Profit, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me to give some job search pointers to a young woman who had recently been laid off from her non-profit position.  I get similar requests from folks on a regular basis due to my position as a non-profit executive, but also because of my early roots in […]

What inspires you as a designer?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in Design, Journal | No Comments

As a designer I see things everyday that inspire me in some way or another.  Sometimes it just clever use of whitespace.  It seems though more than anything I tend to be inspired by music. Different types for different projects obviously. For instance today its Punk/Ska, to help me push through some monotonous page edits. What inspires you? If music inspires you […]

Your non-profit is selling a product whether you like it or not.

A colleague sent me an article today that I wanted to expand on a bit and share with you.  The post was for the “Diary of a Social Venture Start-up” over at The point of the article is pretty straight forward and something I’m sure  most of us would agree with perception is important, […]

Phillip Morris and its impact on Charlotte Non-profits

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in Journal, Non-Profit | One Comment

On Wednesday the 29th at 9:00 pm the Phillip Morris plant  in Concord closed. Many would say that it is a great victory for the general health of people everywhere, and more than anything else a sign of the times with North Carolina’s new restaurant smoking ban on its way in.  I think one of […]

Poll: Social Media Concepts in Demand

Posted by on Jul 10, 2009 in Journal, Social Media | 3 Comments

We asked a few friends (49) what social media information they wanted to know more about. While some of the answers are not surprising at all, especially given our subset of polled. (Social Media Concepts, Online Marketing , and Community Engagement rounding out the top 3). I was a bit shocked that listening fell so […]

Chalk One Up for the Non-profit Little Guy

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Journal, Non-Profit | 5 Comments

This week there was a decision made here in Mecklenburg County, NC that most people probably didn’t even hear about and if they did, it most likely didn’t even cause a stir. But for the “little guy” non-profits in the area, it was a victorious week. On Tuesday evening, the Mecklenburg County Commissioners voted unanimously […]


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