This is a long post. A taking stock.
Kick back and grab that mug of something hot and read on!
Where do you think the phrase “man up” comes from, and why do you think it references getting things done? If I were you, I would question this phrase before adding it to my lexicon. Did you know that the world over, women do most of the work, and get paid the least? It’s true!… [Keep Reading]
I’m not Catholic or anything, but Dorothy Day was pretty damn special. Ms. Day was an American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of Distributism. She also described herself as a Christian anarchist. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic… [Keep Reading]
Every time someone tells you something/accuses you of being something, instead of just passively accepting that you must be that thing, why not be like Wikipedia and say, “Citation Needed”?
Did you see that New York Times article called “Frazzled Moms Push Back Against Volunteering”? The New York Times may ALSO have some style pieces about women that are not based in reality. Perhaps “small but growing” is code for “three people I found on the corner two hours before deadline.” ORLY. Have YOUR volunteers… [Keep Reading]
Have you been having a hard time finding a nonprofit job?
Do you have years of experience that can translate to helping nonprofits, but no idea how to go about getting a foothold in this field?
Have you thought about becoming a nonprofit consultant?
Recently, I was biking up my street, on my way home from a meeting. About 50 feet from my house, which is just on a random street, in a sleepy section of the city, a guy catcalled at me. Some random guy, dressed in a shirt and tie, who was selling magazines in the neighborhood…. [Keep Reading]
On Saturday I went into four different craft stores, and Halloween decorations were everywhere. “Boo!” said a banner. “SCARY SAVINGS!” screamed a poster. “Horrors!” yelled the candy packaging. Witches, vampires and Fairy princess costumes hung waiting for people to put them on.
Horrors indeed. Anyone wanting some real life horrors, not some made up Hollywood horrors, should look no further than the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of women have been raped.
What causes do you wish that more foundations would make a priority?
Foundations have so little money that I don’t think about them very much.
This is part three in my Young Nonprofit Leaders Series, where I ask different leaders who they are, what they do, what they think Gen Y is like, and what they see as the future of the sector. Read Part 1, an interview with Meredith Maples, here, and part 2, an interview with Larissa DeLuna, here.
So over the last several months I’ve been meeting with a truly smart woman I met through twitter, Vicki Flaugher. I would encourage everyone who needs marketing help to meet her, but since chances are, you’re not in Austin, TX, I’ll give you other ways to meet her. Vicki Flaugher has a radio show where… [Keep Reading]