My Blind date with grassRoots.org
It was Emily Weinberg's idea, as far as I can tell, to get folks who are blogging on non-profit topics to take a glance at each other's blogs and comment on them. She called it the Non-Profit Blog Exchange. She introduced pairs of bloggers to each other and suggested they make a reference and a link to each other's blog.
I had the good fortune to get paired with the blog at Grassroots.org. I didn't know this outfit before, but I gather that their mission is serve as advisors and consultants to non-profit organizations who are tackling any of a wide range of social issues.
I've barely explored the information available on their main website, but the blog is a veritable ticker-tape of valuable resources. In just a cursory read of the last few days posts, I bookmarked new resources relating to the Open Source Movement as it relates realms other than software, the chaotic but valiant efforts of the tech sector to try to help with tracking missing persons during the worst days of the Katrina crisis, and a site put up by the city of San Francisco on how to build a disaster plan for your home of office.
This valuable resource is going into my bookmarks to stay!
The blog exchange has its own Blogger website, by the way, in case you'd like to join or comment. And Emily, you should know, is looking to move to the DC area, and is seeking a position in Washington, DC with either a nonprofit, educational organization, or web design company. Drop her a line if you'd like to talk about any opportunities you might have.