Monday, April 18, 2011

Admitting Failure

Engineers Without Borders Canada is taking part in (or launching?) a new trend in the nonprofit world: admitting failure. Rather than trying to sweep failures under the rug, the organization started a web site, Admitting Failure, where they talk about their own project failures and encourage others to do the same. That way, the whole field can learn from its mistakes,improve projects and processes, and encourage innovation.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fly Like A G6

File this under "taking something that went horribly wrong and turning it into something great"...

The American Red Cross took this tweet that accidentally went out under its twitter account:

"Ryan found two more 4 bottle packs of Dogfish Head's Midas Touch beer... when we drink we do it right #gettngslizzerd"

and turned it into a PR coup. More details HERE.

And for your viewing/listening pleasure, here's the Far East Movement song that's inadvertently found its way into this philanthropy story.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Right Brain Business Plan feature

The awesome Jennifer Lee just featured me in her blog. I'm honored to be a part of it! Check it out HERE.