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16
Jul

The Doctor is a Woman – A Short Story

  "I'm not watching!" he hurumphed, his face turning red as he stomped his foot, swung his shoulders and huffed off to his bedroom. With the…

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06
Feb

Time to Speak Out: Guest Post from Emma Lewzey

<Emma's photo from last week's protest in Toronto> It's been way too long since I posted something here, but I'll be honest. I've been struggling to find…

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01
16
Sep

On vulnerability, grief, and fundraising

  Nine and a half years ago, I lost my Grandma Beryl to cancer. A year and a half ago, I lost my Grandma Claire to…

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07
Sep

Dr. Strangecopy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Writing for Fundraising

When people first get into fundraising, they have two questions that always make me smile. First, "you mean I have to ask people for money!?" Second,…

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27
Jun

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – An Invocation for New Beginnings: Disrupting the Status Quo of the Nonprofit Sector

Inefficient. Ineffective. Navel gazing. Problematic. Self-centred. Un-collaborative. Backwards. Behind the times. Pushy. Weak. Complacent. Confused. Just not very effective. No, these aren’t my performance reviews for…

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22
Apr

A Few Thoughts on Prince, Magic, & Giving a Shit

A tiny, epileptic Black man from Minnesota changed the world. His name was Prince. And he was funky. As a young woman who grew up in a…

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04
Apr

Boundaries, Play & Paper Planes: What Happens When You Can’t Stand Up

With my children looking on, a man screamed and swore in my face. And I did nothing. This is a personal story about boundaries. It’s also…

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creative
14
Mar

Monday Morning Musing

Love thy donor. Understand thy donor. Inspire thy donor. Thank thy donor. Don’t be a total dinkhole to thy donor.  

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boundaries
15
Feb

Nonprofit Boundaries: Submissions Requested

Nonprofit professionals are prone to having boundary issues. This is something I've been talking, writing and researching about for a while. We stay late. We take…

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Boring Stories
10
Feb

Stop Telling Boring Stories in 7 Easy Steps

There is nothing more dangerous than a boring story. Don't believe me? Think about a time when you watched a bad movie, or tried to read a…

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