Can you be on a mission without a vision?

Can you be on a mission without a vision?

As you know, dear reader, I have a love/hate relationship with Mission Statements. Last year, after much existential and linguistic dithering, rather than acting like nonprofits could simply ignore the fact that their mission statements might stink, I came down … Continue reading

Are you awesome or just cool?

Are you awesome or just cool?

I have this quote framed. It sits in a spot where I see it all the time. Namely, above my kitchen sink. (When will dishes learn to wash themselves?!) It’s my way of reminding myself to bring my A game. … Continue reading

Words that make you look dumb: alot

Words that make you look dumb: alot

Whether a word is “good” or not is largely a matter of opinion. For instance, I think ‘awesome’ is awesome and others beg to differ. Some people and organizations (cough, Microsoft, cough) love acronyms while others take umbrage with them. But … Continue reading

Vulnerable language. Fabulous life?

I recently read Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Rocked. My. World. That’s what I have to say about that book. Like Brene, I’m not one who cozies … Continue reading

What are the very best verbs for year-end fundraising?

What are the very best verbs for year-end fundraising?

Support. Give. Donate. Which one is best for year-end fundraising (including #GivingTuesday)? The answer, of course (and annoying as it is) is–it depends. As you can see, all of them show up in the red category, meaning they’re used a … Continue reading