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Category Archives: Consulting

Seasonal blogging

Well, I haven’t had much time to blog lately.  Lots going on in my personal life, an interesting array of consulting projects, and the summer are keeping me busy.  Maybe blogs should be dormant during the summer months–my laptop screen just isn’t very visible out in the sunshine.  This entry will violate the rules of single topic blogging by providing you with a general update from LPC.

First of all, I just checked my website statistics.  Apparently, my month-long blogging hiatus hasn’t made traffic suffer too much.  In June, over 1,000 unique visitors made over 3,800 visits to my website and blog.  Of course, more than half of these were probably automated bots or spiders.  And I have little idea how to interpret the stats.  Still, it sounds exciting, and it is definitely true that adding a blog to make my website more dynamic has resulted in more traffic.

I am working with some fabulous clients at present, including Food Lifeline, Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, Southwest Youth and Family Services, New Beginnings, Peace Community Center, Cascade Regional Blood Services, Chaya, University District Service Providers Alliance, Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorneys, and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.   I’m grateful for these fabulous opportunities.  At the same time, I know what you are thinking, and you are absolutely right!  I hope to close out a few of these very soon to preserve my sanity and enjoy the summer.

In other news, I recently joined the board of directors of the Whidbey Institute.  I have learned a great deal through WI programs, and I encourage you to check it out and let me know if you are interested in learning more.

Hopefully, I’ll someday have some book news for you.  I am hoping to find time soon to dig into two provocative new books:  The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution, in which David La Piana debunks conventional planning and offers an alternative approach that his firm has tested with good results; and, The Revolution will not be Funded:  Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex.

So, stay tuned but don’t hold your breath!

2007 Year in Review

Dear Friends and Colleagues, In past years, it has been my custom to write a New Year’s card, wishing colleagues and friends a wonderful new year, and expressing my gratitude for another great year of