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Sep

Knowing Your Audience Isn’t “Elementary” … It’s EVERYTHING.

  I talk a lot about getting to know your audience. Knowing who it is you're talking to changes everything. Some folks ask me, "um, isn't…

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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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Aug

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – Disrupting the Status Quo of the Nonprofit Sector

Back in July, I invited you to think about how you might change the nonprofit sector. Summers tend to be slower, and it's a great time…

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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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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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23
Feb

We Are the Shit Givers

I had an incredible conversation recently about women in fundraising. Namely, why women dominate the profession, but do not dominate the direction, the strategy, and the…

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19
Feb

White People Work

"White people ... believe they have so little to learn." The statement struck me. Hard. It made me feel curious and uncomfortable, and so I explored…

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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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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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Feb

A Few Words on Leadership

This past weekend I spoke at the Student Leadership Conference at the University of Saskatchewan, my alma mater. It was a huge honour to speak to…

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