Caveat Emptor: Beware of Purchasing Email Lists (or Any Other Data, for That Matter)

Before I wrote this article, I went back and forth: to share, or not to share. I am a consultant and trainer for nonprofit organizations, with significant experience helping clients make an impact to their communities. I’ve been doing this for over 15 years, and have been publishing electronic newsletters and other communications for just as long. Sharing my vulnerability with the world could impact my reputation as an expert, and cause people to question my judgment and capabilities. On the other hand, I could be…