To blog or not to blog - that is the question!
January 29th, 2008There's an interesting online discussion going on over at GiftHub regarding why a philanthropic leader should not blog. Actually it is about transparency and why the time and effort may actually be worth it.
My posts are meant to provide more insight into this Foundation. My introductory post noted: The purpose of this blog to give my perspective on key issues in philanthropy, a view inside the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and to note trends that will likely have an impact on the social fabric of the greater Grand Rapids area.
I write each and every post - no ghost writers are used. Some of my colleagues around the country have stayed away from this type of communication given potential liability and risk issues. And there is the risk of sparking some backlash from community groups and/or donors.
Of course, all of this is predicated on a couple of key things . . . does anyone read this and what impression are they receiving if they do? So for the small group of people who do read this, I have one simple question: "How am I doing?" Okay maybe another question, does the commentary provide the insight you were expecting regarding this Foundation? Your suggestions are welcome and if I receive no comments, then I guess I have an answer too! Thank you!