For the last year, I've been working and commuting back and forth to Washington, D.C. I did not want to leave the neighborhood and city that I love.
In D.C., I've been running a consulting firm that does digital communication and engagement for government agencies (check out one of our recent projects -> http://community.fema.gov
.) I've also written a blog post called "How I came to do what I love
" which chronicles my community career.
At first the travel was not so bad. But this year I've been commuting on average 3 to 4 weeks per month. I am exhausted. The intensity of travel has led me to conclude that moving to DC is best for both myself and my dog Jenny. So, I'm sad to say it, but I am moving to D.C. tomorrow.
So what is is going to happen to Neighbors for Neighbors?
First, the Board and I are fully committed to support the next round of leadership.
Here is what we envision the next round of leadership looking like:
- Option A: You the neighbors run Neighbors for Neighbors
- Option B: A nonprofit or business takes over the running Neighbors for Neighbors.
- Option C: Something else? Suggest it...
Here is what the board and I need from you and by when:
- By Friday 9/9 - We need Volunteer Webmasters to spend 15 minutes per day (about 2 hours per week) to approve members and contribute content via Facebook and Twitter.
- By the end of October - We need to have a plan in place on who or what organization is going to take over.
What if no one steps up or no organization wants to take over? We'll shut down this Network on December 31, 2011.
Tell us what you think, share your ideas, and let us know if you are interested by leaving a comment below.