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Are you there blogosphere, it’s me Amy?

By on Jan 4, 2012


I know you’re there; I’m tracking you thanks to google analytics. I appreciate you stopping by and reading my blog.   But, I need your help. For 2012, I’d like to hear more from you.  What do you want to learn about? Are you interested in social media, mobile, data, metrics, email, event marketing, event planning, how to use Sphere? 

I’m often asked if I ever run out of ideas for my blog and honestly, I don’t.  I’m a little old-fashion and carry a small notebook with me at all times.  I find that ideas for posts hit me at random times.  My trusty notebook is filled with potential blog posts, just waiting to make their debut.

Over the last year, I’ve noticed my readers tend not to leave comments.  Some readers have said to me that I wanted to leave a comment, but I could not think of anything witty.  Comments don’t need to be witty, so share your thoughts or ideas.  I’m sure all visitors will be interested in what you have to say.  I feel like the comment box is like a pretty cake.  No one wants to cut into it and take the first slice.

Here’s what I need you to do.  Send me your questions.  Tell me what you want read about.  I’ll incorporate your questions and ideas into my posts each week.  Post your questions below, tweet me (@abraiterman) or shoot me an email (

I look forward to hearing from you!


Amy Braiterman, principal strategy consultant at Blackbaud, supports customers with their peer-to-peer fundraising events with a process she refers to as “data-driven strategy.” Amy’s data driven strategy analyzes how effective event participants are using online fundraising tools and takes those results to develop an event fundraising plan. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Amy earned her fundraising stripes managing events for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association and Share Our Strength. She shares her fundraising know how here on npENGAGE, by hosting educational webinars and speaking at customer conferences

Comments (4)

  • I’m leaving the non-wittiest post this blog has seen today. Mostly because I have no problem cutting into a pretty cake. Particularly when I’m hungry.

    • Amy Braiterman says:

      You’re hiliarous! Even though you’re not trying to be.  Hopefully others will follow. thanks!

  • Erik Anderson says:

    Hi, Amy! I am here, and I have he same issues with my blog regarding comments and participation by readers.

    One thing that seems to kinda work is when I ask questions and ask readers for feedback. If they comment, I always weigh back in, thank them and sometimes comment on their comment.

    As for 2012 topics, I get lots of NFP friends asking me to blog about donor databases, the process for choosing one, database functions, database features, building human systems around the database to more efficiently capture data . . . etc etc etc

    I’ve also received lots of questions about CRM vs database. There is lots and lots of CRM confusion out there.

    I hope this helps.

    ~Erik Anderson

  • Kathryn Hall says:

    I’m a regular lurker … and refer lots of people to your blog! 

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