What I’m Doing Instead of Blogging
Okay, I’m a little overwhelmed these days. And that overwhelmed-ness has not contributed to the number of blog posts I’ve been able to write. But I’m working on good stuff, to be able to get you even more great resources - and blog posts - down the road:
- We're about halfway through our Grants Management research, on software packages for grant making organizations. We conducted a very interesting survey about software needs and satisfaction – these results should be out soon. We’re just finishing up more than 25 interviews in the area, and should have the results of those out in about a month. And the grand finale – A Consumer’s Guide to Grants Management Software, with detailed reviews of about ten different software packages – should be out about the end of March.
- Our first event – Managing Nonprofit Technology Projects – is coming up this week, in New York City. I’m really excited for the event… but it doesn’t do good things for my available time. (By the way, this event is sold out. Thrilling - thanks, everyone!)
- By my count, we currently have seven different articles in active development. Yikes. We’re working on everything from an article about the “True Costs of Low Cost Software”, to two in a series on Search Engine Optimization, to articles on file sharing, CRM case studies, and social networking.
- And I appear to be leading six different seminars and workshops in the next week and a half. Ack!
- And should that not be enough, we're working on a large project to create a platform to aggregate a huge volume of nonprofit software information – and even create some new stuff ourselves - and showcase it through editorially controlled “channels.” I can't say much about it yet, but it's an exciting project that should really help nonprofits understand software options and best practices better.