Welcome to Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog

About the Photograph

The iPhone photograph above was taken during the 2015 Austin Powwow. I had walked down the stairs to the main floor where the “public” Indian dances were occurring, and not wanting to be in the way, I stood behind this beautiful woman next to a wall and the arena side railing. I was entranced by her gorgeous beaded costume, hair ornaments and her meticulous braids and I thought, “I must take a picture!”

This year’s event took place November 4. I discovered the Austin Powwow almost by accident a few years ago. I was reading the news online early on a Saturday, and I saw the listing. As I was planning on going out on errands around town anyway, I thought I would stop by. That day was a life changer.

Hosting the annual event is Great Promise for American Indians.

“The mission of Great Promise for American Indians is to preserve the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians, and to support the health and education needs of their youth and families. We do this to honor the past, and to ensure the future.”

I urge you to support the organization today!

How This Blog is Organized

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.

  • 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 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. If all else fails, email me using the secure contact form.
  • 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.
  • 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 focused on one of my slide presentations, use the secure contact form on this site to reach me. By appointment. ADRP members free of charge.

Thank you for visiting!

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