I am much obliged to all the good folks who have posted suggestions and feedback about my first attempt to create an image that would represent my thinking on the role of data in mission-based organizations. Likewise, those who emailed me their thoughts deserve thanks!
I’ve created a revised version that incorporates some of the feedback. Before you take a look at it, please bear in mind that:
- I am not a graphic designer.
- I am not attempting to create a graphic that illustrates everyone’s ideas about the role of data in a mission-based organization. I am merely trying to illustrate my ideas.
Visualizing the role of data for mission-based organizations – Round II
Item #2 on the list notwithstanding, I am enjoying very much the opportunity to learn more about what others in the field think about (and visualize) when they ponder the role of data in our sector. Once again, I invite you to post your reflections, suggestions, and questions in the comments section here on this blog.
I am totally delighted to announce that I have joined Tech Networks of Boston as their Senior Technical Advisor and Strategist. It’s a pleasure to count as immediate colleagues my friends Susan Labandibar and Michael Fenter, and to be working with the client engagement team headed up by the awesome John Marchiony!
Here’s the TNB mission:
- Engage with people at all levels of the client organization so that they can learn, manage information, and communicate easily in a safe and supportive computing environment.
- Use experience, skills, and knowledge to help our clients build a mature information technology function that aligns with organizational mission and goals.
- Enable nonprofit organizations to use innovative and effective information technology tools to serve human needs.
Talk about mission alignment! I’ve already dedicated my professional life to these goals (plus a few others), but now I will be an integral part of an organization whose motto is “we’re better together,” rather than a lone nut! The ultimate in desired outcomes is that the world will be a better place, because the organizations that Tech Networks of Boston is serving will be succeeding in their missions.
At the same time, I want to assure my current clients that I will continue to be available to them on the usual basis, whenever they wish. My commitment to TNB is for four-fifths time, to allow me to continue to work with clients as a solo practitioner.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to be in touch through the usual channels. You are also welcome to contact me at my new office:
Tech Networks of Boston
1 Wadleigh Place
South Boston, MA 02127
617.269.0299 x (359)