It’s Time for Boldness

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...

Connect with Donors – especially during Covid-19

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...

18 New Rules for 2018

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,...

Raise Your Eyes, Raise Your Voice

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...

A Call to Open-Heartedness

Now is the time for you and I to be open-hearted. The U.S. election happened. Maybe you were angry before. Maybe you are angry now. In the wake of the election, I’ve noticed no shortage of finger pointing, hand wringing and “you people” vitriol. Now is the moment to...

What Now?

I want to thank all of you who read my recent post and especially those who left a comment, sent a private message mentioning feelings and experiences, or simply shared by retelling, retweeting, or reblogging. I believe sharing my story was the right thing to do and I...

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