Last week I had the opportunity to attend a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Latin America and human rights are very close to my heart, and I’ve worked with nonprofits who advocate in these areas for 5+ years. I’ve known of the Commission (IACHR) for a long time, but hadn’t attended any hearings before, so I figured it was time to go and see how this process works!
One of the reasons I love working with nonprofits is that it feels so human. We connect with other people because of shared concerns, shared passions, shared goals. It’s more collaborative than competitive. People’s passions can come alive, and it’s contagious! I absolutely love to help people channel their enthusiasm and use it to create real change in the world.
You've been pushing the limits of your nonprofit's website for quite a while now. You're posting things as "resources" when they are really events. The topics and categories are totally out of control. You hate how it looks. Is it time for a whole new site, or can you tweak this one and make it last a while longer?
Even though most of the talk about social media is around engagement, there are other ways it can be useful. Learn how small foundations can cut through the noise on Twitter and find some of their grantees' success stories.