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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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05
Apr

Donor as Artist: Inspiring the Art of Creating Change

“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.”…

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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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14
Jan

WEBINAR: Work Smart, Play Hard – An Introduction to Creative Thinking for Nonprofits

Work Smart, Play Hard: An Introduction to Creative Thinking for Nonprofits You are passionate about what you do. You believe that your organisation can change the…

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11
Jan

We Are All Children of Bowie

This may sound a little cold-hearted, but I'm rarely personally sad when a celebrity passes away. I mean, of course, I feel sadness and shock, and empathy…

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31
Dec

2016: The Year You Find Your Play

I’ve always been fascinated by play. As a child with an over-active imagination and the innate desire to create, play was the place where I experimented…

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