Who represents me?

Every voter in my country has a list of people who are supposed to represent them. People who they can, if they need to, call upon for help with public problems. For efficiency, these elected officials divvy up responsibility for responding to problems by geography and numbers, with those elected by fewer people responsible for more […]

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Moved to Seattle, looking for work, the usual Millennial lifestyle

A few weeks ago I finished up my time at Polaris, where for 2 years I ran online communications. I got to do a lot of good work there–raised $250,000 in 6 weeks, ran campaigns that let tens of thousands of people demand action from their elected representatives, and taught a self-defense course for survivors of human trafficking. […]

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501(c)(me): The rise of personal fundraising

What would you do if this came across your dash: urulokid: i am so so bad at asking for money this is horrible i wasnt raised to do this basically okay here’s my current situation. our lease is up in june and we’re going to be moving out to a house closer to town somewhere […]

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Symptoms of a well-networked conference (#14NTC and #14NTCtest)

I’m enjoying my second day at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. I’m used to pure technology conferences–the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is always inspiring–but like the mix of comms, IT, and fundraising folks. As usual, I have also been live-tweeting my sessions. Sometimes the #tags for a conference session is pretty dead, sometimes […]

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“Royals” and working at a nonprofit (#14NTC)

I listening to “Royals” on a loop right now (particularly this version) after a day at the Nonprofit Technology Conference and thinking through an itty-bitty epiphany. The first fifteen or fifty times that I listened to “Royals” I just heard the chorus, and it sounded like another sing-about-money-to-get-money pop piece, albeit with a lush alto voice crying […]

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