I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing I had a crystal ball. And if I did, I’d feel a whole lot more comfortable trying to predict, unlike now, when I can only guess what’s ahead for how communications professionals in foundations wlll ply their tradecraft.
This week the Communications Network held a webinar that had been previously billed as a “no-holds” barred conversation about the value of annual reports to foundation communications. It definitely was a full-throated conversation, with a mix of views — both pro and con — and a variety of examples of different ways various foundations are continuing to produce annual reports. Some the same. Some in modified form. And some not at all.
It seems like only yesterday we were gathering in Los Angeles for the Communications Network’s 2010 Annual Conference.
But that was then and this is now, and our sights are set on Boston for our 2011 conference, which will be held Sept. 21-23.
Before the memories fade, we thought you’d like to know what people thought of our LA event — what they liked, who were the best speakers, which breakout sessions were the most engaging, what could have been done better, and most important of all, what to do next time to ensure we meet, and hopefully exceed, our last conference’s positive ratings.