I love year-ahead forecasts and have looked a number of them from all over the global IT press. Here’s what the buzz seems to be for 2013 from a nonprofit technology viewpoint. This piece was originally published recently on TechSoup.org.
In my 2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review I mentioned that Lucy Bernholz' top buzz word of 2012 was "data." She maintains that we are only at the beginning of learning how to use data well for social purposes and philanthropy. Find below some highlights of the social good data world from Guidestar International's ace researcher, Keisha Taylor.
It's December, which means the end of the year is terrifyingly close. It's also a good time to reflect back in thanks (and exhaustion) on what we've learned in the rapidly changing field of nonprofit technology and online community building.