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Blogging 101: Why, What, How and Where

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
In-person | Washington , DC

The board of directors wants the organization to have one; the executive director wants the organization to have one; and you want one for the organization. There is only one thing keeping you back, you don't know where to begin, aren't sure what to write about and you're skeptical about being able to maintain it. This class will give you techniques, tips and pointers to make your move into the blogosphere as painless as possible.

Presenters: Shannon Mouton and Rosetta Thurman

Shannon R. Mouton is a relationship marketing professional, with a passion for utilizing social technology for building business relationships, sharing information, networking and advancing the greater good, with over 20 years of public speaking, marketing and community building experience. Her experiences as director of Alumni Relations at Walden University and as the director of Alumni Education Programs for The George Washington University, combined with her years of political and not-for-profit work have afforded her unique opportunities to build communities where none existed, develop and launch innovative programming and bridge generational, economic and racial divides. Her blog, Shannon’s blog about marketing, public relations, social technology, entrepreneurship and other things provides practical information for novices and reminders for the seasoned professional. She serves on numerous boards, including The George Washington Alumni Association and the In Series, a Washington, DC performing arts organization. Her blog, Shannon Sez So, examines life's joys, pains and idiosyncrasies. Shannon is a contributor to “Women Grow Business” and is the Washington Redskins contributor to “Gridiron Gals.” She graduated from Mount Vernon College in 1990 and is a proud native Washingtonian. Shannon is the founder of Topaz Consulting, a DC based marketing consultancy with a nationwide portfolio of clients.

Rosetta Thurman - In addition to writing about leadership, nonprofits and social media here on, I am also the co-author of How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar, 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career, an accessible, do-it-yourself map of how to build a successful career in the nonprofit sector. I hold a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Trinity Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have also completed advanced training programs at The Fundraising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Columbia Business School.

I am proud to be a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. I have also taught nonprofit management as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Professional Studies at Trinity Washington University. In 2008, I was named a “New Leader in Philanthropy” by Greater DC Cares. In my free time, I write poetry, cook fancy food and listen to old school jams. I also tweet. A lot.

Space is limited. Register online below or in person. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance. If you need further information, please call (202) 331-1400.


1627 K Street NW Third Floor
Washington , DC 20006

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