People I Read: Joan Garry

In the early-ish days of blogging, it was normal to have a blogroll: a list of links to other (often more popular) blogs that the author was interested in. The blogroll would sit calmly in the sidebar and let readers browse their way to other blogs and other authors, discovering fresh ideas and insights. Now, nobody maintains a blogroll. The best hope you have of finding someone else is to follow a link in the body of a post or in a comment or in a link dump. Around here, they also show up in link posts that I share fairly frequently.

But the fact is that I kind of miss the blogroll, and I think that it’s worthwhile to share some of the blogs I read and a note one why I read them. I’ll try to put up one example every couple of weeks.

This post’s person I read is Joan Garry.

Joan Garry is the former executive director of GLAAD and is now a nonprofit consultant specializing in crisis management, executive coaching, and management. Her blog focuses on helping executive directors, improving board performance, and fundraising, with a smattering of other topics. Anyone who is managing a nonprofit, regardless of their specific role, would do well to add Joan to their regular reading list (and listen to her podcast).