Plan B: Moving Forward When Your Balloon Has Burst

"Felix with Balloon" by Aurora Stokum, age 13 My 13-year-old daughter Aurora has aspired to be an artist from the moment she first picked up a pencil. And frankly, she has been blowing me away with her artwork since she was five. The picture here is one she drew last fall. I [...]

Plan B: Moving Forward When Your Balloon Has Burst 2018-03-20T21:46:08+00:00

Riding the Tower of Terror – Facing your fears in fundraising (and life in general)

Last week I rode the Tower of Terror at Disney World for the first time in my life. I’ve included evidence of this accomplishment in the above picture. I’m in the front row: not the woman in blue with her hands in the air, but the woman next to her who is holding on [...]

Riding the Tower of Terror – Facing your fears in fundraising (and life in general) 2018-03-02T21:14:57+00:00

When Nonprofit Unicorns Have Bad Days

And... I’ve got nothin’. Actually I have a lot of stuff, but it all sounds pithy and preachy and over-thought. For the past two days I’ve been trying to channel the witty, inspirational version of me, and she’s just not responding. My unicorn is hiding under a rock, and there’s a troll on top [...]

When Nonprofit Unicorns Have Bad Days 2018-01-25T13:52:35+00:00