Will Jumo.com Bring Tools Needed for Online Donor Relations?

March 26th, 2010

As donor recognition consultants, we’ve been monitoring the social media tools available for online donor communication. Last week’s technology and philanthropy pages were a-buzz with news of Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes’ latest idea, Jumo.com.  The site claims, “Jumo brings together everyday individuals and organizations to speed the pace of global change. We connect people to the issues, organizations, and individuals relevant to them to foster lasting relationships and meaningful action.” Hughes’ e-blast announcement was quoted as saying, “We believe we can leverage the participatory web to foster long-term engagement with the issues and organizations that are relevant to each individual.” Continue reading »

Time to Rethink Your Approach to Social Media?

March 16th, 2010

Last December, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Internet, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted the DARPA Network Challenge to explore the role of the Internet and social networking in contemporary communication.  Whether influenced by recent events, like political protest in Iran or Columbia, or not, the rules of the contest were simple.  DARPA moored ten eight foot red weather balloons in different locations across the continental United States, and teams tried to track them down as quickly as possible.  While most of us were putting the finishing touches on our holiday shopping, a team from MIT tracked down all ten balloons in just under nine hours. Continue reading »

Workamajig!

March 5th, 2010

For several years, our disparate endeavors as a small consulting firm have been effectively unified through the many solutions offered by Workamajig.  Our connection to the company goes back to the days of Creative Manager, when Flash-based portions of the application were the exception, rather than the rule.  With the development of Workamajig, the multifaceted product performed more smoothly, and with the release of version 10.5, several months ago, I was struck by the impact our feedback seems to have had on its development. Continue reading »