Having run a manufacturing company and had some real estate ventures in California in the 90's, travelled for 3 years, and then having helped run a technology incubator in the early internet days, the future could take me in many directions. With my transition out of most of my District of Columbia activism completed, I've been re-invigorating my consulting business.
Some of my work comes in through DC-area consulting firms that cater to non-profits. I've recently been on some projects where I'm a Business Analyst and some as a Project Manager. I go into a company to improve their efficiency and processes; that may entail setting up an new Customer Relations Management system that talks to their accounting system or refocusing their marketing efforts. These are sub-contracting arrangements.
My other work comes in through Halligan Projects Consulting where I pursue and fulfill direct contacts as the prime contractor. Please see the Consulting Work pages for details. I do back office infrastructure and business process planning/implementation for small firms. With the maturation of cloud computing, small firms can now afford the tools that major enterprises have had for years. I particularly enjoy working with organizations that see their information technology as a strategic asset and are working towards being a data-driven organization.
Much of my studying these days -- therefore my most freshly-developed skill -- is in productivity software, Web 2.0, software platforms, web platforms, CRMs, CMSs, transparency, collaboration, near-shoring, crowdsourcing, and other developing methods of distributing work tasks and targeted information to relevant people. I've been studying Dynamics CRM and Office 365 and am very interested in getting deeper into working with those technologies.
Alternatively, I’d like to work for a small non-profit or be a director at a large one. If either were technology-oriented, that would be a bonus. Becoming a consultant, COO, CTO, or CIO at a firm whose processes and systems need a major overhaul would be an interest and a good fit, as well.