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Essentials, Nonessentials, and Junk | The Minimalists

I think we go through stages as we travel through life. My current stage is purge…..I want to lighten up, clear out and live with less stuff, junk, whatever you want to call it. I do this every couple of years and my closet every six months.

Thanks to friends for suggesting The Minimalists among others. Everyone needs to find their own path, feel free to share yours. The source for this post is The Minimalists latest post Essentials, Nonessentials, and Junk | The Minimalists

Continue Reading June 13, 2018 at 4:06 am 1 comment

Secret Lives of Leaders by Kishshana

Kishshana Palmer is a breath of fresh air in the midst of what has been done for a long time. She is creating and leading conversations we need to have as people and professionals. This post spoke to me and I asked if I could share it. Of course Kishshana said yes because besides this blog post, she usually, mostly comes from a place of YES! 

Continue Reading June 7, 2018 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

Change of Attitude

Look we all need a shot in the arm, slap in the face, knock in the head. I think eight months into a move across the globe – I deserved and needed all of the above at various times.

Continue Reading September 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Managers of Women by Jason Shen

Despite this woman’s outstanding contributions, you haven’t promoted her or given her a raise. It’s not fair and you know it.

Maybe you think she has to wait her turn, or brush up on her soft skills and work better with others, or that she simply needs more experience. But all of those things also applied to the many talented men who have rapidly advanced through the ranks of your organisation. They had somehow not been beholden to the same constraints of “promotions are given every three years” or “but what if so-and-so gets upset that they didn’t get a raise too?”

Continue Reading August 23, 2016 at 10:33 pm Leave a comment

#AFPFC via Marcy Heim

Marcy Heim, shared her top takeaways from #AFPFC the fundraising conference in Boston.

Continue Reading April 1, 2016 at 6:20 am Leave a comment

Your Best (#Fundraising) Self

Our best selves allows our passion to shine. And sometimes it means leaving an organization that does not allow us to be our best selves

Continue Reading December 17, 2015 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

10 agreements for a happy and well-functioning team (aka, how to not suck as a coworker) by Vu Le

Our work is very complicated, with so many obstacles, from the instability and unpredictability of funding; to society’s ridiculous expectations. To face all those complexities and do our jobs well, we need to work effectively with each other. So here are 10 fundamental agreements that I recommend we make with one another as we do the challenging work of making the world better.

Continue Reading November 16, 2015 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

9 Tips for Leaders to Make the Most of Collaborative Efforts

When you collaborate, don’t let people go through the motions. Get everyone working together to make the most of the time — and achieve the best results.

Continue Reading October 24, 2015 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Seth Godin on Change – Are You Team Offense or Team Defense?

For nonprofit organizations and fundraisers – I think this is an easy take away and something to think about when we’re in a meeting “talking” about change. Who’s on D and O? How can we work together to win the game – which is focused on our mission, donor centered work, community and people. You can’t play on a team as a loner….pick a side and plan to collaborate.

Continue Reading October 23, 2015 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

From a Donor Regarding Your Thank You Letters

A donors take on your thank you letter process.

Continue Reading October 6, 2015 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

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