The Trust Factor

Society seems to be in a period where trust is a tarnished word. Suggest that you trust someone—especially an expert, the media, a government, really anyone other than your own brilliant self—and you will receive looks of pity, as in “How could you be so stupid? Don’t you know that everything is fake?” But if trust is no more, then nonprofits are bankrupt.

“Trust our currency” is something I say incessantly. If a nonprofit loses the trust its clients,  donors, partners, and others, it loses its Read more

Musings from a Nerd

I don’t know what is worse:  the week before vacation or the one right after you return.  Both are generally crazy, the former trying to do get everything  in order for your absence; the latter, catching up, while simultaneously needing to move forward.  But with the former, at least, you have the anticipation of the vacation—its allure, pull, excitement—which is totally lacking upon return.  Once back, all you can think about is how to hold on to all the goodness of the vacation while knowing Read more