Archive for February, 2010

Some Upcoming Trips Out on the Open Road

Thought I would share a few of my upcoming speaking engagements:

  • Grantmakers in Health, March 10-12, Orlando, Fla. “Web 2.0: New Tools for Engagement,” a breakout session on, you guessed it, social media in philanthropy. Session is 5-6:30 on March 10. Details.
  • Social Media and Community 2.0 Strategies, May 3-5, Boston. On a panel with Pepsico, General Mills, McDonald’s and Turner Broadcasting entitled, “A Conversation with Big Brands Achieving Big Results: How Can My Large Organization Use Real-Time Social Media?” Talking about a case study of what we’ve been up to at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. May 5, 9:10 a.m. Details.

If you are planning to be at any of these events, please let me know. Maybe we can find some time to chat.

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Why I am Making a Pretty Big Change in My Life

I have some big news to share. First, a little background.

A few weeks after I started at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, my wife looked at me across the dinner table one night.

“What is going on?” she asked.

“What do you mean?”

“You are not complaining about work.”

I thought about it, and she was right. After a lot of tough years in journalism, magazine publishing and on the Web, I had landed at the foundation feeling like I was in heaven. Read the rest of this entry »

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