How to: Chocolate Chip Cookies


You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone. There is! And, no, it’s not Martha Stewart’s way. It’s science.

Continue Reading November 12, 2014 at 8:44 am 2 comments

High Net Worth Philanthropy Report 2014


The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and U.S. Trust, Bank of America just released the 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy report.

Continue Reading October 22, 2014 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Honesty about Being a Nonprofiteer


A nonprofit job can’t help you relieve debt – personal or from college. I don’t know your savings account will grow exponentially – depends on how you live or the standard of living you want/need to have.

Continue Reading October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Fundraising Nonprofit Career Advice


Here’s what I think – in the nonprofit world – there is not a lot of pay compared to for-profit opportunities. If you are looking – follow your vision for yourself, your career and passion ’cause that commitment will get you through living on your nonprofit paycheck.

Continue Reading September 30, 2014 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Importance of Vacation


As I end my vacation I thought I would share some thoughts.

It’s important to take vacation. Take a rest – at home or away. Step away from work and “life” whatever that means to you.

Continue Reading September 4, 2014 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Life with DuPont


He’s a Pei, he’s a love, he’s a handful and he’s all mine.

Continue Reading August 20, 2014 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

A cold, hard look at the Ice Bucket Challenge #icebucketchallenge


Barbara Talisman, CFRE:

I could not have said it better myself! @barapani strikes again!

Originally posted on No Small Change:

Two weeks ago, I hadn’t heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Three days ago, I stared goggle-eyed at the tweets piling up on #icebucketchallenge.

Two days ago, YouTube went crazy with vids of famous people dunking buckets of ice water on themselves.

Yesterday, I watched every single one of them.

Well, almost. Awww, wasn’t Bill Gates the best? Wasn’t Tim Cook’s the most boring IBC (ice bucket challenge for the uninitiated)? WTF was Melinda Gates thinking, wearing that top hat from Toyland? And Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Conan O’Brien, Sania Mirza… how sporting of them! Not to mention the scores of lonely hopefuls who dunked themselves in their living rooms, shot it on a shaky handycam balanced on the TV, set to the sound of canned applause (they must have had to do the cleaning up afterwards, unlike Nadella, Bezos and the others).

This morning, as…

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