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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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50s-mother
09
Sep

Your Passive Language is Bullshit

"When you came out of mommy's tummy..." "Fluffy went to gerbil heaven..." "Your Aunt Linda gets a little silly when she drinks too many grown up…

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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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08
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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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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boundaries
12
Apr

Healthy Boundaries, Happy Workers: A Guided Workbook

Healthy boundaries in the workplace is a subject I've spoke about A LOT in the past couple of years. Most recently, I was able to speak…

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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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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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