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Is Your Progressive Nonprofit Committing the Sins of the Capitalism You Swore to Destroy?

After reading the Atlantic’s recent piece on overworked nonprofit employees, all of my disenchantment and cynicism reared forth. Nonprofits fulfill needs not met by private industry or representative democracy, but they also mirror bad habits from both sectors. 1,028 more words


Playing a Bigger Game: The Coach Initiative Goes Blogging

Welcome to The Coach Initiative’s new blog! Those of you who have been our friends for some time have read in our newsletters many stories about TCI’s partnerships. 335 more words


Just Added: New Grantmakers to Meet the Funders Panel

Just added to our Meet the Funders Panel at the Los Angeles Grants Conference on September 22: The S. Mark Taper Foundation and UniHealth Foundation… 717 more words

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Value individual supervision

Individual time with your direct reports is essential if they are going to succeed. It is during this time that you need to keep an honest watch on priorities, outcomes, and any questions that might be on their mind. 641 more words

Grant writing: like asking your parents for $

Waddy Thompson, a freelance grant writer and fundraising consultant, once compared writing grants to writing home to ask your parents for money. You start off by thanking them for the money they sent last time, and tell them what you used it for. 174 more words

On Fear and Longing

Nostalgia is at once beautiful and painful. I suffer from an extreme propensity towards nostalgia and I know how a memory can simultaneously wrap you in a warm cloak of comfort, love and happiness… and make your heart tremble with fear and longing. 1,459 more words


Jeff Baumgardner of FoCo Café feeds the Front Range

Jeff Baumgardner, Co-Founder of FoCo Café, waits for hungry patrons to arrive. A former obstetrician and gynecologist, Baumgardner founded this Fort Collins-based café with his wife in early 2012. 162 more words