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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 13/06/2018 at 04:06 1 comment

What does hockey have to do with Fundraising? | Annual Fund Lab


Thanks Clay Buck for the post and allowing me to share it.
The Las Vegas Golden Knights have just lost the Stanley Cup to the Washington Capitals. To say this was an incredible, community-changing season is an understatement. To say that the Las Vegas community is different today than it was a week, a month, a year ago doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling most of us have.

Why, though? And what does a winning season of hockey – played in the desert where it hit 104 degrees today, mind you – have to do with Fundraising?

Continue Reading 11/06/2018 at 10:11 Leave a 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 07/06/2018 at 07:16 Leave a comment

Nonprofit Branding – Focus on the Donor


Have you read the February Harvard Business Review article, “The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users not Buyers”?

“Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the minds of their customers, digital brands focus on positioning their brands in the lives of their customers. Furthermore, they engage customers more as users than as buyers, shifting their investments from pre-purchase promotion and sales to post-purchase renewal and advocacy.”

Continue Reading 30/05/2018 at 10:22 1 comment

Since January 20 2017


Karma can bite you back. May I suggest Calm in the City – a worldwide effort to bring peace back as part of UN International Peace Day – 21 September wherever you are. 

Let me recap since January 20:

Continue Reading 12/09/2017 at 21:24 Leave a comment

Guy Raz – Best Interviews Ever


I’ll admit my addiction to podcasts but this Guy Raz dude – I can’t get enough of his NPR Ted Radio Hour and How I Built This. I highly recommend both. What are you listening to?

Continue Reading 25/05/2017 at 10:15 Leave a comment

Macarons – It’s a Zen Thing


So my friend Maria wanted to learn to make macarons – like me she had tried on and off. Honestly, it takes one good macaron class, the right recipe and learn one teach one and off you go to success. Like many French recipes, the macaron is few ingredients and lots of technique. Hints to my success in no particular order:

Continue Reading 22/05/2017 at 10:18 Leave a comment

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