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A holiday gift that won’t add pounds, except to your brain

A holiday gift that won’t add pounds, except to your brain

The holidays are upon us (this really feels like the longest shortest year ever, doesn’t it?), and I’ve been contemplating a gift I could give to our loyal PiP clients, followers, and friends. Since I haven’t hit the lottery yet, the large donations will have to wait...

The Year of The Pivot and What That Means for 2021

The Year of The Pivot and What That Means for 2021

The year of 2020 has been all about the pivot. Pivoting our lives and our work places. Shifting our mindset. Changing the way we do most things—socializing, connecting, and learning to name a few. Nobody would argue that it’s been beyond tough. Change isn’t for wimps,...

The Secret Sauce of a Strong Board Chair-ED Partnership

The Secret Sauce of a Strong Board Chair-ED Partnership

Perhaps it’s because I’m hungry while writing this, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about sauce—more particularly, the secret sauce of nonprofits that rise above the rest. Any of us tied to the sector could probably make an argument for what propels some nonprofits...

So, You Want to Join a Board?

So, You Want to Join a Board?

While many things that used to be our "normal" have changed since the onset of the pandemic, one thing hasn't changed. Nonprofits need high performing Boards with committed, passionate, skilled board members. Imagine for a moment a Board that strategically recruits...

Have you been infiltrated by philanthrokids yet?

Have you been infiltrated by philanthrokids yet?

GenZs (think those born after 1997) are known as the philanthrokid generation. This generation is a sucker for a good social cause and dreams of making a difference in the world. This is the generation that reads a few sentences off of Humans of New York, feel...

Just Do It More

Just Do It More

During these times of constant change and all of us feeling unsettled, we recognize there are higher levels of fear and anxiety than ever before. We get it. And trust us when we say you're not alone. We're all navigating these waters (or shall we say tidal waves)...

Listening to understand…could that be the first step?

Listening to understand…could that be the first step?

My emotions these past couple of weeks have been all over the map, as I’m sure yours have been, too. Frustration. Anger. Self-doubt. Shame. And an occasional ray of hope. I’ve processed the events and the emotions with close friends and family. I’m still processing...

Getting Unstuck with an ABN Analysis

Getting Unstuck with an ABN Analysis

All of us have times where we feel stuck. We reach a decision or turning point in our lives and we don’t know what to do. Sound familiar? You're not alone! A few years ago I was looking to learn, grow and make a big leap with my business. In many ways I was at a...

Advice to Funders during COVID-19

Advice to Funders during COVID-19

Grant cycles put on hold. Funding being re-directed to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19. Re-evaluating giving priorities. These are just a few of the messages nonprofits have seen or heard from grant makers since the start of this pandemic. In a world of...