It’s a strange thing to be trying to start up something new.
On the one hand, you can't help but feel “who am I to be doing this?” It feels presumptuous to hope that I could get something important going by, really, just sheer determination and the help of a few friendly colleagues.
But then, to paraphrase Margaret Mead, I shouldn’t doubt that our band of committed people has a chance to change the world… or at least the way nonprofits look at software.
And certainly if we all decline to try nothing will ever change.
So as of now, I’m saying “okay I’m really going to do this.” I’ve certainly been putting in a lot of time and thought, but I putting up this website is a definitive statement of intent. I’m going to make it happen if I can.
So hopefully this blog can keep people informally up to date on what’s going on with Idealware, and maybe give a sense of what it’s like to start up a nonprofit for those who may be thinking about doing it themselves. And, honestly, it will make me practice writing quickly in an informal but understandable way, which should come in handy (with, you know, the thousands of future Idealware reviews and articles).