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Can We Really Cut Child Poverty in Half?

Can We Really Cut Child Poverty in Half?

I love moonshot goals – probably a carryover from my obsession with space exploration as a child. So, when President Biden first announced his goal to cut child poverty in half – I was all in and wanted to develop a community-based roadmap to make this happen in a...

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Solving Social Issues in the Biden Era

Solving Social Issues in the Biden Era

Like many of you, after every presidential speech and opposition rebuttal, I am struck with two feelings: 1) inspiration for the power of prose in presenting new ideas and 2) bias toward action. I could not fall asleep last night with ideas and possibilities swirling...

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How to Build an Inclusive Board

How to Build an Inclusive Board

In 2020, every board we worked with was asking the same question – how do we as a board truly commit to racial equity and social justice? Last summer we wrote a post, “7 Actions Nonprofits Can Take to Be Anti-Racist Organizations” with some ideas that we have...

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Top Tips for Mastering Nonprofit Logic Models

Top Tips for Mastering Nonprofit Logic Models

During COVID-19, everyone went into baking mode. Last year, it was all about banana bread. This year, for my family, it is about the best homemade ice cream for our upcoming Memorial Day Bash. We have a family recipe, but I wanted to kick it up a notch. I reimagined...

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5 Tips to Hit a Social Business Pitch out of the Park

5 Tips to Hit a Social Business Pitch out of the Park

Spring always reminds me of one of my family’s favorite pastimes – baseball. When my nephew Alexander was first learning to play a few years ago, I got a chance to help him practice for a game. At practice, he was struggling with hitting the ball, and I finally...

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Top Nonprofit Marketing Mistakes That Cost Money

Top Nonprofit Marketing Mistakes That Cost Money

One of my favorite days of the year is Super Bowl Sunday – and this last one was no exception. The big game is not the only reason the day is interesting – the commercials are always a highlight. While our team is a fan of proactive corporate social responsibility...

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