I am practically the definition of jaded. Seriously. Tell me your sob story. I won’t cry. After years in this business, I feel like I’ve heard it all. There’s no end to the wanting. But yesterday i got a notification that someone had signed up for my newsletter, and as usual, I went to check… [Keep Reading]
Have you ever worked with a nonprofit leader that just would say NO to everything you suggested? Did you ever think, ‘Oh M. G. I can’t take it anymore” and run out? Did you ever want to partner with other nonprofits but feel stymied because your organization wasn’t nimble enough to take advantage of opportunities… [Keep Reading]
First off, if you aren’t too busy at 4pm EST today, tune in to listen to my interview with Carmen Carrozza on AM 1490!
Here’s the link!
Ever had a peer who tried to renege on their obligation to do a task they’d promised to do for months? And then they didn’t want a consequence for their action? Okay, so let’s say this person promised to write a grant. And then, over and over, they didn’t do it. They made excuse after excuse. They might say, “Well, anyway, look at that thing over there!” And try to distract you to defuse your argument.
Here are some helpful tips that I’ve gathered through the years on how NOT to create an annual report. 1. Make it over 20 pages, and an extremely hi-resolution pdf. Yep. the longer, the better, really. 2. No graphics on the cover, just a blue field. 3. Make the cover have boring stock art. 4…. [Keep Reading]
“The easier it is for people to understand, the better it is, I think. If you can capture something that you feel is real and express it in a way that a lot of people can understand, that’s rare and there’s something about that that makes a piece have a certain kind of life. And if it enters into popular culture and it’s not just about popular culture, then from a writer’s point of view, that’s a satisfying achievement. ” -Paul Simon
“I have to penetrate this chattering and this meaningless debate that is occupying most of my attention. I have to come up with some one thing that really speaks to my deepest interest. Otherwise I nod off in one way or another. So to find that urgent…(thing) takes a lot of version and a lot of work and a lot of sweat.” -Leonard Cohen
How do you keep track of everything you have to do? And how to deal with your inherent also wanting to be lazy and NOT get things done? How to motivate yourself to be more and do more? How do you get out from under your funk when everything is just piling up around you?… [Keep Reading]
Alexandra Peters is a nonprofit consultant, educator, writer, and believer in the profound importance of effecting social change in the not for profit sector. For thirty years, Ms. Peters has worked to make the nonprofit world better. Today she does me the honor of guest-blogging! And apparently, she knew me when I was just a… [Keep Reading]