Have you ever had a child, a pet, or a friend in pain? Some searing pain, a throbbing joint, or a broken heart. Photo: Unsplash/ Kat J The first thing you want to do is make it stop. You want to be the one who "makes it all better." You offer something that will act...read more
Are you hearing the chatter I’ve heard? “To ask, or not to ask” the donors, that is the question dividing many in the nonprofit space. I say, “YES! Please do.” PLEASE. DO. It’s time to act. Today it’s no longer business as usual. We can’t live life as before. And we...read more
What should we be prioritizing now? Connection. During the coronavirus era, many of us are isolating, sheltering-in-place or simply keeping apart. Yet most of us are spending time reaching out to family, friends and colleagues. Are we keeping in mind our connection...read more
I am an advocate of surfacing some of the difficult topics occurring in the nonprofit sector. As a fundraiser and a woman, I believe that those of us working in the nonprofit space should work to uplift the downtrodden, advocate for those with no voice, fight for...read more
I'm so happy to be spending the Christmas and New Year holidays with my daughter, Lorraine, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil - a mix of adventure and relaxation. So far, I've unplugged almost completely (although here I am writing, escaped the cold winter, had fun with...read more
Most of my readers know that I live and work in Canada, but I'm American by birth and citizenship. It's been very painful to watch the increasing violence and public demonstrations of hatred in my country, which seems to have gotten worse. My Canadian pal and...read more
This is the last in a three-part series on why fundraisers need grit, grace and gratitude. Why fundraisers need gratitude. I firmly believe we need more gratitude in this world, full stop. Not only fundraisers, but everyone. So, my post starts from there. But here are...read more
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