Thursday, December 27, 2007

Excuses

You'll have to excuse our holiday absence - we weren't near our computers, and hope you weren't either. However, OYFP is never far from our minds. As I sipped my hot chocolate and gazed at my little bejeweled tree, I started thinking about this blog. Right now, it's about OYFP, non-profits, volunteering, and Boston.

What's OYFP's purpose? To get young people who wouldn't normally volunteer to volunteer and get involved in their communities.

How does this blog help us do that? Well, it doesn't. At least not directly. The goal was to raise our awareness in the non-profit volunteering community, which would in turn help other people outside of the community to learn about us.

How could we do it more directly? Well, by writing about what we know, and what we know other young people aged 18 to 34 are interested in: Boston. Socializing opportunities. Parties. Activities. Work. Relationships. Dogs. Being young in a city, basically.

This is always a struggle when running a non-profit - staying on target. There are so many potential ways of drawing an audience, but we have to make sure we're using our resources in the most effective manner.

What do you think?

1 comment:

John Ryan said...

I think having an overall idea where we want this blog to take OYFP is fine, but mapping the exact route isn’t necessarily needed.