Trying this out…

Hello, all…this is Heather, PledgeBank evangelist in the U.S. Francis just hooked me up with the ability to post the the developers’ blog, so I thought I’d give it a whirl…

We’re starting to get a little momentum around PB…I sent out emails this week to folks working at state networks of volunteer centers across the country and have gotten quite a few responses. This isn’t huge press or anything, but it’s good to know that folks who work at volunteer centers full-time think there’s enough value to the site on first glance that they’ll give me a chance to chat with them. I’ll keep you updated on how those phone calls and meetings go, and might be asking for some more specific tech details behind the site as questions arise.

It might also be of interest to folks that I’m headed this afternoon to Georgia for a retreat with about 25 of the most prominent bloggers in the country and a handful of progressive funders…all talking about the state of and future of the blogosphere. You can see more about the meeting at I helped do a lot of the logistics for the retreat, and am looking forward to meeting some of these mysterious folks this weekend!


  1. I have to say, it was pretty incredible. Gather together some of the most prominent politically progressive bloggers in the U.S. with a few really insightful funders, and you’ve got the makings of a great meeting. Throw in an AMAZING venue in St. Simon’s Island, GA, and it can’t be beat. I had a great time, and look forward to staying connected with many of the folks I met there!

  2. Heather

    Is there a web link to see any of the outputs ?

    Was there anyone there from dotorganize or Plone ?


  3. No one from dotorganize or Plone, since this was really focused on progressive bloggers…not folks doing great organizing work broadly. The folks who attended are all connected with those two groups, though. There are plans to release a report from the weekend with some recommendations for action, as well as some plans for distribution of the report. Those things will likely be up on the wiki later, though it’ll take a little while to write up the report.