Greetings Everyone, Earlier today, I received a note from Jim Fruchterman that included his comments about his visit with us last Tuesday evening. It appeared in the recent issue of his Blog. I thought you would appreciate reading it. Pat ________________________________ Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 9:36 AM To: pat@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [Beneblog: Technology Meets Society] Two plus hours with the Friends of Benetech Earlier this week I was invited to speak on an on-line conference by the Friends of Benetech, an independent support group for our Bookshare.org digital library for people with print disabilities. They have a neat technology for an on-line audio and text chat room. There were more than fifty people on-line with us, and the entire talk was recorded and placed on the web. <http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/november_27_2007_jim_fruchterman.mp3> I love this kind of opportunity that technology makes possible. Any Bookshare.org user or volunteer now gets the chance to question the CEO of a service they care passionately about (and believe me, they do!). Would other nonprofit agencies operate differently if the people they served had a regular chance to question the leadership directly and frequently? Greater accountability is essential to progress in the social sector: this is just one start. Earned income is another way, of course. I'm looking forward to doing this regularly in the future: it keeps me on my toes! -- http://www.benetech.org/ 480 S. California Avenue Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 644-3400 To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.