All the gifts my first boss gave me…

  At times, you only understand how good a thing is when you look back on it. Such is the case with the boss in my very first job – Cliff Sanderlin. My first fundraising job was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. What a great mission, what...

Joy at Work

I love being a fundraiser and I always say that, for me, fundraising isn’t a job but a calling. So I got excited listening to Shankar Vedantam’s recent podcast, “How to Build a Better Job,” where he interviewed Amy Wrzesniewski, Ph.D.,...

Don’t Hate Work

Following on my last post, which, among other things, reminded readers that they are due respect and dignity in the workplace (in the nonprofit sector or another), I wanted to share a great article “Why You Hate Work” by Tony Schwartz and Christine...

#NotTheUsualPost

This is not my usual post. It isn’t so much about fundraising as about my experience while a fundraiser and what has surfaced with the #YesAllWomen campaign that became viral after the recent murder spree in Isla Vista, California. If you don’t know what...

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