Welcome to Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog

Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog was launched on WordPress in fall, 2011. The blog began on the former “community” blog pages found on the website of NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network. The format of the Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog has changed over time, and new articles continue to be added. My brief organizational notes follow.

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About the Cover Photo

The Instagram photograph featured on this page was taken by me during the 2017 Luling Watermelon Thump. What did I do during my summer vacation? I had a “staycation” and enjoyed events in and around Central Texas. For more photos and videos from Luling, follow this link to my Google photo album. You might consider attending the many fun festivals held across Texas for your next vacation! The Texas Festivals & Events Association can help.

I decided to choose an untraditional photo for Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog in September. This was the last day of the Watermelon Thump, the sun was setting, and most everyone was pretty “tuckered out.” I liked this fellow’s spirit, his “five o’clock shadow,” and the striking vintage truck behind him. I remember racing to capture the image on Instagram before he moved an inch! Two festivals I have on my Central Texas calendar this fall are the Heart of Texas Dog Show and the Austin Powwow. See you there!

How This Blog is Organized

  • Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog (est. 2011), is based on my personal interests and experiences. I am the sole author, and I do not feature other authors, as least not at this time.
  • Every few months, I change the landing page of Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog with a new photo. Yes, you are in the right place.
  • For information about how this blog was created and the guiding principles under which it operates, follow this link.

Primary Articles and Random Discussions

  • For a menu of primary articles – detailed discussions with links for additional information and support – look up above the photograph to the main menu, How This Blog Works | Menu of Primary Articles.
  • Missing something? If you are searching for one of my casual “posts” but are unable to locate it, do two things: 1) check the Menu of Primary Articles, as some posts have been converted to primary articles; and 2) click on the tiny three “bars” at the top edge of the website for the drop down menu. There you will find, Carolyn’s Random Discussions & Activities (recent posts and a searchable archive going back to 2013). The WordPress search engine on this website is powerful; you can also enter keywords into the Search box (or into the box by the magnifying glass icon), to find articles quickly.
  • Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog is visited by many other nations. Toward that end, I added a Google Translate box this summer, accessible via the drop down menu at the top edge of the website (click on the tiny three bars).

Contact Information

  • To reach my Gravatar profile, follow the link.
  • To find links to my other social media sites, click on the social link icon next to the three bars at the top of the page.

Carolyn M. Appleton, Inc.

  • Need help from me as an educator, fundraiser or communicator? Follow this link to my company website.
  • New! SlideShare was one of my earliest “social media” platforms (since 2010). Follow this link to my profile there, and click on the Presentations link on the right side. If your nonprofit or nonprofit support organization would like a private video conference by me focused on one of these slide presentations, use the secure contact form on this site to reach me. By appointment. ADRP members free of charge.

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Thank you for visiting!

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