Small Shop Life

Small Shop Life

I was a fundraiser. And grant writer. And event organizer. And website manager. And copywriter. And marketing director. And budget preparer. Oh. I shouldn’t forget that I was also a fireman, putting out fires. All of the above wasn’t at multiple jobs. I did them all...
The Best In Your Sector

The Best In Your Sector

Many years ago I was asked in a job interview: “If you were sitting with a potential donor, how would you convince them that our nonprofit is the best out there and the only one worthy of a donation?” My reply to the interviewer: “I would never do that, because you’re...
Showing Gratitude Tuesday

Showing Gratitude Tuesday

I hate Giving Tuesday. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I really really hate it. Despise it. But just because I dislike how nonprofits currently use the day doesn’t mean I think you should simply not participate in tomorrow’s festivities. No no. I have...
More Than Just Paper

More Than Just Paper

Sometimes a piece of paper isn’t just a piece of paper. Two simple pieces of paper taught me about asking and giving back. The ask I was riding the train in Israel. An older gentleman came into the car and distributed this to everyone: It reads: “A family with 5...