As we end 2007, and look forward to 2008 (a year that may have a number of surprises in store for philanthropy), I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the many readers of Tactical Philanthropy.
When I started this blog in October of 2006, I had a lot of hope that people might want to hear what I had to say. But I never guessed that such a vibrant community would gather here to share their ideas. I love writing this blog. I am amazed at how in this digital world in which we live, I can pound out a couple thousand words on my computer and between you and I, we can inspire young men in Africa to dance, board members to fight, journalists to rant, and debates to rage. The secret to all this is not me, it is you. In October 2006, I was standing here talking just as I am now. The difference is that today thousands of people are reading, forwarding, commenting and talking about the discussion unfolding here.
Does blogging by itself make a difference or is it a waste of time? I think ideas are always the things that change the world. But only if they spread. Thanks for joining in this grand discussion and helping spread these ideas.
2008 is gonna be fun.