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When you travel internationally, you immediately feel lucky to be American. Americans contribute more than any country per capita – both in time and treasure. In fact, the U.S. philanthropic sector is extraordinary by any world standard. This is as … Continue reading
Summer has officially started and with it comes vacations, cookouts and baseball games – and your nonprofit’s summer retreat. Retreats have become commonplace in the sector, but many CEOs and board chairs find orchestrating a productive retreat for their organization … Continue reading
Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a nonprofit staffer or board member more than the dreaded question, “Tell me what you do?” After almost a decade of training on storytelling, I now realize why it is so hard. Most … Continue reading
When I first started watching “Game of Thrones,” I thought Daenerys Targaryen (the blond Mother of Dragons) was weak. Her character paled in comparison to other strong women in the show. Boy – did I misjudge her trajectory. After watching … Continue reading
I knew of Jerr Boschee long before I met him – he is a legend in the social enterprise space. I now am lucky enough to count him as a close friend and mentor. A standout in the field, he … Continue reading