I had the privilege last week of presenting with my good friend Foster Chase of MinistryLinq at the annual Christian Stewardship Association conference in Dallas, TX. The title of our presentation was e-Relationships: Using Internet Technology to Enhance Constituent Relationships. Our audience was made up of primarily development professionals looking for new ideas on web based development. (At least that is what we hoped the audience was made up of.)
One of the hardest things with this presentation was to boil down all the thinking that has been going through my head over the last year or so. Basically settled on presenting some basic concepts for people to consider when thinking through the issue of how to better make use of the internet in ongoing development efforts.
Spent a good piece of the time on strategy considerations. The root of the challenge is to think through what you want to accomplish through the internet and then to drive the choice of tools based on the strategy that is set.
We spent time of the following basic tools:
- Basic web design
- The Giving Page
I think blogging probably sparked the most interest and discussion but hopefully some strategy nuggets were absorbed as well.
Here is a .pdf version of the presentation. Hopefully something is of use to you. Please post a comment if you would like to use any of the material or discuss it in any way.