The DeHavilland Blog

Friday, September 09, 2011

Back to blogging

I remember my first blog post well: It was on September 10, 2005, just six days before I opened DeHavilland Associates. My older son was just three years old; my younger was a bun in the oven; my wife and I were just about to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary; and I was both scared and excited about my new business.

In that first post, I laid out my reasoning for launching DHA – essentially to reconnect schools to the communities they serve. Over the past six years I’ve remained committed to that vision, trying numerous strategies to move the ball forward. In addition to consulting with companies and nonprofits individually I’ve held national conferences and webinars; published white papers, a newsletter, and a soon-to-be-announced book; hosted an online clearinghouse called the Business/Education Partnership Forum; and of course posted regularly to this blog for the first four years of the company’s existence.

I stopped blogging a couple of years ago, not because I didn’t enjoy it (I did), but because the time required to publish our newsletter, the K-12 Partnership Report, was so significant that I just didn’t have time to do both. Now that I’ve finally shuttered the newsletter (more on that in a separate post), I’m excited to be able to get back to posting here.

Check back often for new posts on all aspects of community/school partnerships; in the meantime, I would encourage you to explore previous posts and also go over to the KPR site to review old issues of the newsletter – you’ll find some great stuff in both places.


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