The best lessons from the worst bosses

I’ve worked for a lot of bosses in my career, and have also heard war stories from friends, colleagues, and clients. A good boss is golden, but a bad boss will teach you so much about life, leadership, and organizations. When you are in the thick of it with a bad...
5 Signs You Were Born to Raise Funds

5 Signs You Were Born to Raise Funds

“You’re a FUNDRAISER?”   “Gosh, what a hard job!”   “I HATE asking for money.”   These are just a few of the common reactions I get when I tell people that my job involves fundraising. To be clear, my most recent role at Opportunity Nation was focused on developing...
It’s not a 4-letter word

It’s not a 4-letter word

“I just can’t say NO.” How many times have you heard this lament from someone who was stressed, overwhelmed, and overcommitted?   As a fundraiser, relationship manager, and a parent of a three year old, the word NO is a part of my life. I hear it and say it on a daily...