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Funders: Are They Measuring the Wrong Thing?

Funders: Are They Measuring the Wrong Thing?

Guest Blog by Andy Schuricht, founder of Valor CSR, and PiP Consultant When making a donation to charity, most companies want their gifts to be used effectively and efficiently. Donations shouldn’t be wasted on unimportant things, but should instead be used to...

Effective Philanthropy: Is It Okay to Just Treat the Symptom?

Effective Philanthropy: Is It Okay to Just Treat the Symptom?

Guest Blog by Andy Schuricht, Founder, Valor CSR Often I will be talking to someone about charitable giving, and they will express frustration that, "it's just one thing after another. We keep giving money to treat the symptoms, but never really address the root...

Stories and Your Synapses

Stories and Your Synapses

Before you start a position at an organization, you might complete a 20 hour orientation. But all of that information will be overridden if one of the employees pulls you aside and says, “let me tell you how things really are around here.” Ten minutes can mean more...

The Usefulness of Urgency

The Usefulness of Urgency

Peter Singer tells the story of a young mother in “The Life You Can Save.” She’s the primary bread winner in her family. And things are finally going her way. She just landed a big client and their financial troubles have eased. As she finishes the phone call sealing...

A Single Breath

A Single Breath

My Buddhism professor, a formerly ordained monk himself, once told me, “Your one true friend is your breath. It stays with you from the moment you're born, and leaves you only when you die. Your breath supports you and keeps you alive.” It’s one statement that has...

A Recipe for Success: Events Edition

A Recipe for Success: Events Edition

Hello everyone! My name is Killian. I recently graduated from UNLV as a meetings and events major. Over the course of my college career I helped plan a wide range of events, from a game night with 10 students to a scholarship fundraising event that raised thousands of...

Tell the Stories They Care About

Tell the Stories They Care About

Do you have a burning passion for electric aircrafts? Yeah, me neither. But Erik Lindberg does. He also has an understanding of the importance of communicating about the topics that will emotionally impact your audience. It probably isn’t electric aircrafts. But it...

A Way with Words

A Way with Words

Some times the words don't come easily. This is one of those times. What are the right words to properly give tribute to one of PiP's very own? Ellen, if you were here, we know you'd have those words. You always did. Thanks to your artful use of language in hundreds...

Let Stories Be Your Leverage

Let Stories Be Your Leverage

Air travel drastically changed the way we saw transportation. What once took days, weeks and even months can now be accomplished in a 24 hour period of flight. If anyone knows this, it’s Erik Lindberg. His grandfather, Charles Lindberg, was the first man to make the...