Over a year ago I had the privilege of attending the expo portion of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting. I was very impressed by all the people I had the privilege of speaking with, and I wrote about it at the time. (It’s a little encouraging, actually, to reread that post and see how energized I was.) While there I visited with the good people from Pure Digital and loved that they were putting Flip video cameras in the hands of nonprofits to document their impact on people’s lives. Wow, I thought, that would be great for Keystone Human Services, and for human services in general. Self-documentation fits right in with our mission of supporting people in finding their voice in the community.
So, I am happy and humbled to report that Pure Digital has extended the grant to us, and I now have several Flips in my office, waiting for me to get my act together and create the self-documentation project. This will be very cool, but I definitely didn’t do enough up-front work on the practical aspects of implementation. Even people who have managed projects for years can sometimes lose sight of the importance of pre-planning.
It will be cool, though. Thanks Pure Digital and Flip Spotlight; you’re helping to Advance the Human Spirit.