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50s-mother
26
Oct

Your Passive Language Is Animal Excrement

Curse words and blunt language are bad and are upsetting to read. So I've fixed this post to make it more acceptable. “When you came out of…

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26
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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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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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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slim-pickens-riding-the-bomb
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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blog carnival
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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prince6402
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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