Since mid-July, I’ve been counting steps. (The idea is to log 10,000 steps each day.) I started during vacation, when we tend to walk a lot. Then I decided to keep going. I downloaded a little app to my phone and carry it with me. During the day, I can check in to see where […]
Archives for September 2014
Every time I hear a frustrated fundraiser talk about donors who aren’t giving, that lyric pops into my head. (In case you don’t know, it’s thanks to Steven Patrick Morrissey and Johnny Marr, of course). I know it’s human nature to look around for someone to blame when things don’t go as planned. But we […]
A friend shared a video that I had to share with you. If you’ve ever wondered why donors donate, this might help. I hope it also reminds you of why you do this work. Enjoy!
It happens too often. You might want to check yourself. Here are some signs: You value the person according to their checkbook It’s happened more than once. I make a thank you phone call, only to hear the person on the other end protest. “You don’t need to call me! I’m not important enough for that.” Of […]
Last week, my friend Diana Schwenk shared her thoughts on writing and handed off #WhyIWrite to me. Here’s why: Creativity will out People are creative – whatever outlet they choose. And if one outlet is not available, that creativity will find its way out into the world somehow. For as long as I can remember, I was […]