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28
Nov

Jumpshot My Heart: A Tale of Kickass Crowdfunding

In light of last week’s wildly popular Colludo post on a failed Kickstarter campaign, this week I want to share a Kickstarter (and fundraising) success story with you. Both…

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27
Nov

Guiltaxosity! A brief history of Christmas giving

On Twitter yesterday, @npmarc asked why year-end giving is such a big deal in a chicken/egg scenario: is it on donor's terms, or do we create…

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26
Nov

The Devil’s Avocado: Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday  (which I refuse to hashtag & trademark) is upon us. We (which I also refuse to hashtag or trademark) have seen a lot of…

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20
Nov

Dear Catastrophe Kickstarter

"Should we go for it?" my husband (then fiancé) asked. I grinned a nervous and excited grin. "I guess we'll find out in a few weeks if…

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19
Nov

A Nobody’s Take: The Book That Changed Me

Oh hello again. I'm a nobody, here to tell you all about a book that changed the trajectory of my life. Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi…

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15
Nov

The Power of One: Part Two – Gen Y

"Close your eyes. Picture a world without hunger. Open your eyes. I ate your sandwich." - @primawesome One certainly doesn't represent the whole, but surely statistics…

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08
Nov

The Power of One: Part One – Gen Z

"If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at one, I will." - Mother Teresa On Fridays, I've been taking a…

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05
Nov

A Nobody’s Take: My First Job

First Job: Freelance Writer. My grandmother set up a card table, an electric typewriter, a yellow legal pad, and an old kitchen chair. She commissioned my…

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29
Oct

Punk Philanthropy: Lessons From Lou Reed

We lost a walking revolution this past weekend. A fan or not, there is no denying that Lou Reed changed the face of music. He was…

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08
Oct

Canned Heat: Amateur Philanthropy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXHxxj1oBeI Amateur -  from the Latin amatorum, "lover" Expert - from the Latin experiri, " to try, to test" Professional - from the Latin agent noun profiteri, "lay claim…

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