Transforming Fundraising toward Social Justice

Transforming Fundraising toward Social Justice

There is a Mary Oliver poem that is so present for me right now.  It’s titled “The Uses of Sorrow” – Someone I loved once gave me/ a box full of darkness/ It took me years to understand/ that this, too, was a gift In this 2020 box of darkness of loss, pandemic,...
Lessons in Abundance from my Oma Frieda

Lessons in Abundance from my Oma Frieda

My maternal grandmother was named Frieda. I just found out from Wikipedia, that saucy mistress of procrastination, that the name means “peaceful ruler” and I have to say that is spot on. She was a wonderful mix of autocratic and kind and the reason I do what I do in...
Fundraising in the age of pandemic

Fundraising in the age of pandemic

The main question I’m getting right now is “how do I ask”?  The situation is often a dire one, the organization will stop work, let go of employees, not meet basic needs.  That is real, and it is scary and it is some of the hardest conversations I’ve had in my entire...