NPQ’s Week in Review
Good Morning! It’s a brand new day and news is more participatory than ever before. NPQ is part of that new day.
NPQ is a network made up of you and tens of thousands of other readers and correspondents. This participation from our readers brings a breadth of perspective and knowledge to what we do. In our newest feature, “NPQ’s Week in Review,” we will be highlighting this engagement – whether it is in the form of tweets, comments, or contributed articles and Newswires. Our hope is that your engagement will grow over time, allowing NPQ to reflect your wisdom in our pages.
NPQ’s Week in Review is new and will change over the next few months in response to your suggestions.
We especially ask you to note the Now it’s Your Turn section – so we can keep on top of your suggestions for topics to be covered.
CONVERSATION OF THE WEEK.
Simone Joyaux’s bi-weekly column, Unraveling Development, sparked quite a conversation last week. It seems that when Simone says to “destroy your executive committee,” many of you agree! But not everyone. Go check out the conversation happening in the comments section of the article.
Trending Tweets of the week.
Integrity and participation seem to be the words of the week. The big stories that hit on Twitter last week were, Ten Tactics for Engaging the Public, Veterans Nonprofit Rejects $3.2 Mil on Principle, and How to Revitalize your Board: Destroy your Executive Committee, and others. Here’s a sneak peek below. And thanks for sharing!
readers pick! our most popular article of the week.
Everyone wants to engage the public. But how? Though these ten tactics for engaging the public were pulled from a report targeted toward governments, we think the tools listed in this table are also worth considering for nonprofits that wish to engage their stakeholders online. And we think you’re missing the boat if you do not.
The table is excerpted from a report, Using Online Tools to Engage – and be Engaged by – the Public, by Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium. The full report is posted at the IBM Center for the Business of Government.
Update OF THE WEEK.
The Ripple effect OF THE WEEK.
We always love to see our stuff on our friends’ websites. People like us! They really like us . . . and share us, and refer to us, and link to us. The indefatigable Rosetta Thurman this week linked to one of our Newswires in her post, Why Do Nonprofits Treat their Employees Like Crap? She wrote:
Contributor OF THE WEEK.
Master networker, astute observer of the sector, serious re-tweeter, and our friend and board member Cindy Gibson is our contributor of the week. This week Cindy passed along to us the very popular and useful, Ten Tactics for Engaging the Public. Thanks Cindy! Keep the ideas coming. To be a valuable contributor or to collaborate with NPQ, you don’t necessarily have to write a column or article (though Cindy happens to be quite good at that too), but you can give us a tip, a link, or a nudge. See the Now it’s Your Turn! section below.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! GIVE IT TO US.
Did we miss something this week? What do you want to see us cover next week? Be our eyes and ears on the ground. Don’t hold back. Let us have it. And we’ll put it right here. Just let us know if you want it to be confidential.