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A Clearinghouse for Grantmaking

Imagine if nonprofit organizations could submit one proposal and one budget each year that was submitted to a Clearinghouse. They could tell their story, share the impact of their programs, and reveal their goals that they hope to achieve for … Continue reading

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Where is the “Birth Control” for Nonprofits?

I recently saw this headline in the Nonprofit Quarterly: “The Nascent Nonprofit Organization – What Happens Before a Nonprofit is Born?” I went running from the computer, screaming, “Please! No more nonprofits!!” We have 1.5M nonprofits in the U.S. There … Continue reading

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Efficiency Doesn’t Always Pay Off

“If you never see a homeless person or a trailer park, it’s easier to forget they exist.” To me, this idea seemed ludicrous. In Denver, I see people holding signs, begging for money and food at every other corner. But … Continue reading

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Being Effective AND Efficient

I participated in a meeting today that was scheduled to last one hour. There were three of us in one room, and two people on the phone in two different locations. We were grappling with a tough topic and trying … Continue reading

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Travel with Tape

When I travel, I carry masking tape with me. It’s not because I expect to be working on any last-minute paint jobs, or to fix an unexpected hem issue. It’s because, when I am on a plane, I can tape … Continue reading

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