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There Are Reasons Why More Funders Don’t Collaborate

As I’ve shared in past blogs, collaboration is in my blood. And yes, while I do believe that there is an over-emphasis on “working together,” I also believe that it can lead to really strong outcomes. And I believe that … Continue reading

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Say What?!!

Them: “We want to start a foundation.” Me: “Okay, tell me more about why you’d like to do that. You already have a strong corporate giving program.” Them: “Our competitor has a foundation. They get a lot of press about … Continue reading

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Let’s be Realistic About Companies Doing Social Good

To give my brain a break, I’ve been reading a lot of adventure stories recently – such as “Blood River,” which tells of a journey trekking through the Congo, and “The Blue Sweater,” which is about how Jacqueline Novogratz (of … Continue reading

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CSR is Not Right for Every Company

The article is a few years old (from 2014), but I recently came across, “Why You Shouldn’t Jump on Corporate Social Responsibility.” I love the article, mostly because it makes the point: in order for CSR to be successful, it … Continue reading

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I Once Wanted to be a Parking Garage Attendant

I remember reaching a point a few years ago when I truly considered switching careers to become a parking garage attendant. I was burnt out, working 65-70 hours a week. When I wasn’t working, I was so tired that I … Continue reading

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Yes, There Actually Can Be Too Much Collaboration

Collaboration is in my DNA. I have always believed that neither I nor whatever organization I am working for or representing can solve the world’s problems alone. To use the old cliché: together we can do so much more! So … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Lately, one of my clients has been referring “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. I read the book when it first came out, as well as the Social Sector monograph he published to accompany the book. Since it’s short, I … Continue reading

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