Welcome to Working Partner’s Blog

Posted:  February 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hello.  As one of the 346 million global blog readers, I have enjoyed the benefits of reading some really great blogs.  Recently feeling as though I have something to offer to the ‘sphere, I have decided to jump in and surf the blog wave.  I know it won’t be easy.  I write a lot in my profession  (I’m a wonky strategic planning and evaluation consultant), but my usual writing style is ‘formal professional,’ so the more informal style of blog writing is new and different for me.  I think I can bring lots of interesting content to the blog, but please forgive me if I don’t blog often and let me know if my content can be improved.

As with every new thing that I undertake, I did lots of research about how to write a blog.  Besides the usual writing tips – e.g., edit what you write and write in language that most people will understand – I’m going to follow what I thought were the best tips on blog writing:

  1. Restrict your interest to a particular subject
  2. Be intentional about what you plan to post on the blog
  3. Be you

With these sage tips in mind, and since I am always striving to be a font of good information and advice for my clients, this blog will focus on featuring links to articles of interest in the areas around which I am most knowledgeable and passionate: Strategic Planning, Evaluation, Collaborations, and Governance Strategies.

That said, I can’t promise I won’t stick in a rant or two about the way the world is turning, though I’ll try to do so in a positive way. (Like presenting this recent blog that muses on the delicate balance between the desire to secure our individual wants and doing what is needed for the good of the community.)

I love to learn and love to think about systemic changes that can make an enterprise or project especially effective, so will also aim to feature content on best practices, unique initiatives, and great processes.  If you want to know more about a particular aspect of strategic planning, evaluation, or collaborations, let me know.  I’ll research the heck out of it and get back to you!

So with these lofty goals, I present to you Working Partner’s Extremely Informative Blog on Strategic Planning and Evaluation.  I hope that you will find the blog useful, perhaps inspiring, and that you’ll let me know that you think!

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