Things I wish I’d known when I started my career

We’ve all heard the phrase, “I wish I knew then, what I know now.” And if that saying has never rung true to you, stick around a few more years, and it will. I’ve learned a lot since I entered the nonprofit world in 2001 at the ripe old age of 23. Here are my …

Are you Passionately Opinionated?

When I start a new position, I meet people with extremely strong opinions, sometimes positive, sometimes negative, about the organization – specifically fundraising and communication at the organization. These are people who are volunteers, current or past employees, or longtime supporters of the organization and believe longevity equals expertise. In my head, I am telling …

Welcome to PhilanthroBlox

I’m excited to start this journey in blogging with you. As I know you have all read My Story (because that’s where we always start with blogs, right?), you know that my friends played an important part of how I came to try my hand at blogging. So here I am, creating a blog. What …