In the old days, a blog was a place to post a list of links to other web sites, sometimes with commentary to give some context to the list, hence the term Web Logs or Blogs. Today, a blog can be the hub to your entire social media efforts, a place where you can link to your pages on social networking sites and accounts with other social networking tools.
While The Foraker Group dips a toe into the social media waters, we're using our blog as
- a place to draw attention toward important articles and resources on The Foraker Group web site;
- a place to comment on and link to interesting news stories regarding nonprofit issues;
- a place to provide perspectives on the use of social media tools by nonprofits;
- a place where we can hear from you to learn about your opinions on issues we blog about or on ones that you're facing.
It's the last objective where we need your help and participation. A blog can be an incredible community-builder, however, someone needs to be brave enough to come out from the shadows and not just read but respond. We know you're out there (our blog stats show an average of 100 readers per blog post).
Now's the time to introduce yourself. We'd like to turn this blog into a powerful community where we each have the opportunity to voice our opinions and tell our stories. This is not a broadcast medium.
What's on your mind as someone working with or within a nonprofit organization?