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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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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 Want More

I saw the title of this article released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) Foundation – “How Can Businesses Build Effective Partnerships with NGOs?” – and I couldn’t wait to dive into it! I was certain that the USCC … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It’s Best to Walk Away

Because I have a number of clients in the nonprofit sector, I was excited to read Liane Davey’s article, “Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much.” I was hoping that Davey had a “magic silver bullet” that … Continue reading

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Most Funders Can’t Wave a Magic Wand

Funders face enormous pressures. Many people expect them to save the world. I know because I’m guilty of setting those goals for them and challenging them to lead the change. Funders have a unique role and, in many cases, can … Continue reading

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Reawaken Your Passion

I’ve made two significant but ridiculous mistakes in the past month. The first one involved talking with a potential client who was interested in investing in workforce issues. I spent 10 years of my career immersed in workforce issues. And … Continue reading

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Figure Out Your Own Work Ethic

I’m proud to be part of Generation X. We’re typically defined as individualistic, self-reliant, and entrepreneurial. We’re goal-oriented, philanthropic. We’re gritty. We’re skeptical and resourceful. We say we value work-life balance, but we work our butts off. One day, the … Continue reading

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You Can Be a ‘Disruptor’ or You Can Be ‘Paranoid:’ Your Choice!

Disruption. It’s one of the biggest buzzwords that I’m hearing a lot these days. Many clients are asking, “How can we be the next Airbnb, or Uber? How do we change the world in this ever-changing world?” While it’s not … Continue reading

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I Am Old School, And A Pterodactyl

I was recently on an email exchange with a group of friends as we planned an upcoming trip. One friend asked if we could move up the trip and leave the next day. Another friend, replied, “TOTES.” My first thought … Continue reading

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Do Companies Truly Care if You Have Volunteered?

I got my first job in the nonprofit sector through volunteering. And it is something for which I will always be grateful. And I know that others have done the same. But sometimes I feel as though we are among … Continue reading

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