To harness the Internet effectively, one must be skilled in technology, but also understand the substantive needs of business, legal and non-profit professionals. As a lawyer with over 10 years of political and non-profit experience, I decided to form Wired Strategies -- a full-service Internet consulting firm that understands the job you need to accomplish, and the technology to get you there.
While I have a personal interest in politics, my clients are not exclusively political. The lessons of the Internet are just as applicable for law firms and Head Start centers as they are for lobbyists and Senators.
My work, therefore, focuses on four main areas of strategic online assistance: community-building; advocacy; research; and training.
My community-building clients are not interested in politics, but in using the Internet to create or strengthen a network of nationwide contacts for information-sharing, fund-raising, community-involvement, and other apolitical goals -- these clients include the US Department of Health and Human Services.
My advocacy clients are clearly interested in politics, and seek to use the Web to affect legislative battles in Washington and in the states -- among these I include the Children's Defense Fund.
My research and training clients are both political and non-political. They include: the Widmeyer-Baker Group, a large DC-based public relations firm interested in online opposition research; a medium-sized consulting firm needing immediate access to online records of the Federal Election Commission; and a high-tech company whose lawyers need online legal research training.
I hope you join me in seizing the opportunities the Internet offers, and I look forward to assisting you in meeting that challenge.
With best wishes,