Category: Administrata

Best of 2019 in Review

To be honest…the first half of 2019 had minimal activity on the blog. Part of it was moving past the infrequent posting in 2018 (yes, I did develop a content calendar…but caregiving duties and other things kept me away from the keyboard). However,  I wanted to focus on finding social media and copywriting consulting work as... Read more »

ADMINISTRATA: Our Blog's Public Relations Policy

ADMINISTRATA: Our Blog's Public Relations Policy
We’ve worked with many organizations over the years, and we’re proud to highlight them. In fact, we frequently receive requests for coverage on this Chicago Now blog. In that spirit, this blog now has a formal public relations policy for those looking for coverage.  

Caregiving, Career, and Creativity

Caregiving, Career, and Creativity
Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to win the 2019 Pulp Factory Award for my short story “Knights of the Silver Cross” in 1950s Western Roundup. After winning the award, I decided to take a break from creativity and writing. Working on creative projects for two years non-stop while balancing caregiving duties and freelance work... Read more »
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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

There’s really not much to write about this week, since I’m prepping for the Chicago TARDIS charity auction. However, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, allow me to present this guest post on gratitude for You Know Neen. Have a safe, happy Thanksgiving holiday, everyone.

My (Re) Introduction to the Community

My (Re) Introduction to the Community
Dear Reader, Welcome to One Cause At A Time….when the blog started several years ago, our focus was on the impact of technology on nonprofits, community organizations, and social enterprises in Chicago. However, we’ve evolved into a more abstract exploration of various issues as they impact on the community. My name is Gordon Dymowski, and my... Read more »

Nonprofits and Social Enterprise: What Are Your Biggest Challenges?

Nonprofits and Social Enterprise: What Are Your Biggest Challenges?
As a Chicago Now blogger, I have been writing about technology, nonprofits and social enterprise in Chicago. for several years. I have featured various organizations, discussed various resources, and started conversations about community and mission-driven organizations. But there’s one thing I haven’t done in this blog….and I’m kicking off 2016 by soliciting your feedback. My main... Read more »
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Happy New Year 2016 from Chicago Now's ONE CAUSE AT A TIME

Happy New Year 2016 from Chicago Now’s One Cause At A Time! As we enter the New Year, we encourage you to reach out – please follow us on Facebook, or reach out via our About page. Thanks, and looking forward to the coming year!

Happy Holidays From One Cause At A Time

Just a short note to wish all of our readers – and their families – happy holidays, and  wishing the best for 2016.

Book Review: LITTLE BOOK OF BIG PR

  NOTE: A complimentary copy of Ms. Witter’s book was provided for purposes of review As I was writing last week’s post, I came to a very subtle realization – throughout my career in nonprofits, I have had to take on what might be called “guerrilla” public relations tactics. Working with media, getting the word... Read more »
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Chicago Social Change News Updates

There are many great activities and efforts driving Chicago social change and social benefit – so many that it can be difficult to keep track. This week, there’s an update on a funding effort featured while ago, as well as an upcoming event and a provocative, must-read article. Back in May, we wrote about the Humana Communities... Read more »