Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Social Causes and Social Networking Resources


Here is a video I produced to explain how I am using Google Blogger, You Tube, and Facebook to help promote Coastwalk, and to help others do the same for causes they work for.

I Give Thanks


Since I'm posting to Facebook and Myspace groups this week on Coastwalk and the Children of Vietnam photographs, I thought I'd also include a video I have on my You Yube account which was produced by Pachamama Alliance at their Mills College World Conference last summer. It really is beautiful.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Comments on the Nonprofit World


Hanging out with a moderate case of poison oak for the last day, I had a chance to catch up on some blogs that I found this week. One is of particular interest.

NonProfit Eye

It's written by a friend of mine who once worked for me in a small nonprofit here in Sonoma County. She's gone on to do wonderous things for nonprofit financial management, and I'm glad that I've discovered her work again after many years. I highly recommend subscribing to her blog to keep abreast of the views of a wise younger one.

Other Resources
There are groups of people in thos part of the world whose work I support. The work they do is varied, and my support results from personal associations I have established with them. Some are connected to me through WiserEarth, others from times long past.

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
Canal Alliance
Sonoma County Conservation Action
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Committee for Green Foothills
The Pachamama Alliance
Point Loma High School Alumni Association
Surfrider Foundation
Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN)
Technical Assistance for Community Services
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Whatcom Council of Nonprofits

Wednesday, June 13, 2007



With so many things to spend the time in retirement, how do you keep from getting over-extended? The fence next to my hot-tub has seven combinations of one inch and six inch plywood boards. It makes a really nice design for a fence, but an even better design to help focus your mind and planning. As I sit in the toasty water thinking about what I'm going to do each day, I assign the work to one of the seven large boards. I don't try more than seven things each day, though I have to admit that some of the tasks get pretty complex.