Tag Archives: Foundations

My, How Things Have Changed

Today, I had lunch with my parents at their retirement village, a weekly thing we do after church.  One of their new neighbors joined us toward the end of the meal, so I talked to him, and listened to the … Continue reading

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Dispel the Overhead Myth with Honesty

If you read the numerous nonprofit trade periodicals and various newspapers in 2013, you know that the topic of “the overhead myth” was a big one last year.   Dan Pallotta gave a  TED talk about it that went viral on … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of What You Do When You Do It

Being Wednesday, I took part in one of my favorite midweek professional activities, #Fundchat.  For those not acquainted with #Fundchat, it is a weekly discussion held by fundraising professionals on Twitter.  A topic is chosen by the moderator, Brendan Kinney, … Continue reading

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Coffee with John

A little over a decade ago, I took what started as a seasonal job with a locally owned company, but because I liked the company I ended up sticking with it in hopes of moving up the corporate ladder.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Addicted to Grants

A few years ago, I interviewed with an organization that was opening a new community center in a part of town that had a very disparate population.  That section of Portland has a diverse mix of well to do professionals … Continue reading

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