2013 Sneak Peak, a New Social App and the Top Three Posts from 2012

top threeTo say 2012 was an exciting year would be an understatement. I’ll spare you the nitty gritty, but among the highlights was having a small part in two different institutional milestones–an independent school client began their Centennial Celebration while a nationally recognized Aquarium client marked their 20th! These occasions provide the first sneak peak for what’s ahead for nonprofitunity in 2013 and beyond.

I look forward to exploring how nonprofit organizations can benefit from strategic-thinking and institutional planning around major milestones like anniversaries. Perhaps this is a topic you also care about? If so, I’d love to hear from you.

I will also be exploring social and digital media and the mobile devices and apps that play well together in the nonprofit shop. After having spent time in a start-up accelerator last year, I’ve been bitten by the bug and plan to research tech start-ups doubling as 501(c)(3)’s including crowdfunding and charitable giving platforms. I suspect doing good will just keep getting better.

Speaking of start-ups, I’d like to introduce you to a new iPhone app called Spottlife that was created by my friends Scott Gammenthaler and Brandon Mihai and the talented team at Stone Soup Technology. If your social media life is getting complicated then it is time to simplify. This app sorts your crowded social feeds into helpful categories. You can download Spottlife today – it costs you only a minute of your time.

And finally, here are my Top Three Posts for 2012, as viewed by a global readership  representing 65 different countries:

  1. EnCOURAGEment to keep your New Year’s Resolutions: 11 inspirational quotes
  2. 2012 Internet Trends by Mary Meeker
  3. Simplify with online volunteer organizing solutions

After the USA, here are the top ten countries represented by my readers:

United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

Canada FlagCanada

Pakistan FlagPakistan

Philippines FlagPhilippines

Indonesia FlagIndonesia

Brazil FlagBrazil

India FlagIndia

Australia FlagAustralia

France FlagFrance

Germany FlagGermany

Thank you for following! May you and the people, places and causes you care about have a satisfying 2013!

-Nancy Patterson

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