Beware the Ides of March

"Beware the Ides of March" – the soothsayer said to Caesar

From Wikipedia on the Ides of March:

In the Roman calendar, the term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other 8 months.[1].

In modern times, the term Ides of March (Latin Idus Martiae) is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated, in 44 BC, the story of which was famously retold in William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar.[2] The term has come to be used as a metaphor for impending doom.

photo from wikimedia commons – Vincenzo Camuccini (d. 1844), Mort de Cesar, 1798

Erin, Rachel, Michaela and Beth – THANKS!

A huge thanks to our panelists from the SXSW "Pimp my non profit" panel.

A few other shout outs:

  1. Thanks to the DC Netsquared chapter for the concept.
  2. Thanks to Techsoup for starting Netsquared which is how I met these folks to begin with.
  3. Thanks to Katie who’s hard work made the panel possible.
  4. Thanks to the approximately 300 people who attended our panel, asked questions and demonstrated the number of sxsw attendees interested in the topic!
  5. Thanks to the people who voted and commented to help us get on the radar for non profits at SXSW!

Also – as noted on Beth’s blog, here are a few other bloggers’ take on the panel

Long Station
Patty in the Burbs
Community Mobilization