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

Conjunction Junction & the All-Powerful ‘And’

Conjunction Junction & the All-Powerful 'And'

Small words matter. They can be oh so powerful. Yet they bounce off of our lips so quickly that you hardly notice them. But notice them you should! Take for example the humble ‘and’. How many times in a day do … Continue reading

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