Carolyn’s 2019 In Review
Thank you for following Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog. Established in 2011, the blog continues to evolve. As always, older articles have been updated with new information. New content is being added, some of it in the form of casual “posts” like the one you are now reading. “Shares” are welcome, and at any time, if there is a topic you would like me to cover, use the secure contact form to reach me.
This year, I merged my separate professional website with my blog. Now, you can find both advice and guidance alongside my own background and nonprofit work and volunteer activities (the latter can be found in margin at the bottom of the page).
During 2019, 125 nations visited Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog. The United States, Canada, United Kingdom and India continue to rank in the top ten. But Australia, Germany, South Africa, Netherlands, Singapore, Mexico, Ireland, France, Finland, New Zealand, Spain and more fall not far behind.
Thanks to everyone for visiting. You are the reason I put the Google Translate “widget” in the margin!
For ease of access, I share below links to my primary blogging activities during 2019.
- Rethinking Major Gift Fundraising
- Resources to Combat Hate Speech
- Apollo Program: Era of Optimism | A Personal Tale
- Baby Boomers and Older Adults: Go For Startups
- Building Your Nonprofit’s Credibility with Qgiv
- 2020 | Nonprofit Predictions
- Give and Take
Primary Articles, Pages and Portfolios
- A Brief Account | Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr.
- Becoming a Grant Writer
- Carolyn’s Portfolio of Work | Port Aransas Art Center
- Leave a Legacy: Donate to Libraries
- Portfolio | Photo Blog | DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal
Nonprofit Disaster Preparation and Recovery
This year, I was pleased to help develop the curriculum for an online TechSoup course focused on nonprofit disaster preparation and recovery. The first offering occurred in the fall. After the completion of each module, participants receive a certificate of completion. The course content has been further refined and will be offered in the months and years ahead. Thanks go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for funding the effort, which was initially focused on nonprofits in Hurricane Harvey-impacted regions of Texas. That was a great place to start!
To hear my thoughts on managing disasters – from theft and/or loss of computer documents to natural disasters like hurricanes – you might enjoy my discussion with TechSoup from last October. Follow the link to my YouTube channel to reach that discussion and others.
We also had a terrific year of free nonprofit tech programs here in Austin. This was my primary volunteer activity during 2019. Thanks go to our co-sponsors NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network and NetSquared, a division of TechSoup. Our expert guest speakers speak for free; Capital Factory continues to donate space, onsite tech support and live broadcast/recording services; and our volunteers suggest and coordinate programs. Here is a video I created with Adobe Spark to showcase and thank our partners in 2019.
Thank you again for following Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog. This has been a productive year, and 2020 should be, too.
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”
– Henry Ford, American businessman (1863-1947)
This blog is dedicated to my parents. This year, my father celebrated his 90th birthday! Thanks to them both for their support of my nonprofit career.
Photographs illustrating this article are courtesy of Adobe Spark.