Is mediocre the new perfect?

Is mediocre the new perfect?

Used to be that if I just worked hard enough, I could tick all the things off my to-do box that needed to get done. “Perfect!”, I would exclaim at the end of the day. That’s no longer the case. It … Continue reading

Are you sorry? Really?

Are you sorry? Really?

As I was walking into the office this morning, a woman with a jaunty ponytail was wheeling a trolley filled with boxes through a set of double doors. I had to wait about 8 seconds for her to maneuver through … Continue reading

Alert, alert: We’ve got a gratitude deficit on our hands!

Alert, alert: We've got a gratitude deficit on our hands!

In sifting through the data from our Wordifier research (the free tool that helps you amplify your words), I came across a startling–and depressing–discovery:  Not all nonprofits are thanking their supporters! Gasp. Sigh. Forehead slap. Yipes! The word ‘thank’ (as … Continue reading

Are you confussled?

Confused + fussed = confussled Yep, it’s a sniglet. My daughter coined it while doing her homework recently. Flummoxed could’ve worked. But confussled is so fun to say that it makes you smile. And when you smile, you become less fussed … Continue reading

I love(rize) you!

Love. A simple word. A powerful word. A word chockablock full of emotion. Yet not a word we tend to use when referring to donors or supporters or others who are critically important to the success of our organization. Which … Continue reading