I know the posting has slowed down over the last few months but this time it is not actually becuase I have not been writting, it just has not been here. I have been working with the team at MOD-Lab to get blogging efforts going on a regular basis. As we begin to find our stride I am hoping to get back to sharing posts here on a regular basis.
This year I had the pleasure of not only helping promote the Heart & Soul Grant opportunity but have been given a chance to pick the Blogger's Choice Award. This means I get a chance to select one of the participating organizations to receive a $1,000 cash prize. Overall the CTK Foundation awarded over $55,000 as part of the grant opportunity this year.
And The Winner Is
First of all, I would like to recognize the amazing level of participation and talent that went into the submissions. Easy to be entertained and difficult to chose a winner. In the end it was the ability to quickly tell a story that I could connect with and want to be a part of. All too often nonprofits make their story about the problems that have existed in the past or the terrible things that exist today. As a potential volunteer, donor or champion those are not things I can be a part of. What I can be a part of is the impact of your work going forward.
Thank you for letting me see the magic and see myself in the Evanston Public Library (www.epl.org)
In the Evanston Library
by Jeff Balch
Like covers of a storybook,
The walls enclose yet don’t withhold; When small, we all sometime mistook A reading light for gold.
The open mind, its greatest pleasure Adventure into thought and doubt,
And like the mind, this world of treasure As vast inside as out.
See all the results from this years grant program in The CTK's recent press release
Not so much a "Techie" as a people person with a sense of humor who appreciates how technology and communication can help us make positive change in the world.