Blog | Mar 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’m Glad I Have A Job

I never thought I would say this, but I’m just about over the “freelance life.”

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Blog | Jan 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Resources for Better Writing – UPDATED

I’m pleased at the attention the online world is giving to developing good writing skills and helping people overcome their hesitation about writing–even if they never overcome their actual dislike.

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Billboard - Creativity Lives Here

Blog | Oct 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Creativity: Time to Change My Thinking

A post from Brain Pickings about 10 Rules for Creative Projects got me thinking about creativity again, during what has felt like a dry spell in the daily grind of my job.

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United Way 211 Banner Image

Blog | Sep 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Social Services Referrals Everyone Should Know

I know you’re not a social worker. But chances are unfortunately very good that someone you know is having trouble and needs a social services referral.

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Homeless woman begging on the street with a sign

Blog | Sep 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why We Can’t Help Just Anybody

As my time working in the nonprofit sector continues, I’m re-learning a simple lesson with a complex story behind it: you just can’t help everyone, even the people who seem like the most obvious recipients of your help.

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Blog | Sep 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Homelessness: What do you know?

What do you really know about homelessness? A new series of photo essays will show you what it’s really like here – and how it stands in such stark contrast to the lifestyles of Silicon Valley’s rich and famous.

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Blog | Jul 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Trust is everything

I built my freelance business on trust. After four weeks in my new position – which I got through the trust of former colleagues – I’ve remembered that a corporate job is no different. Relationships matter. Showing up matters. Following through matters. This is as important to my success as the quality and quantity of my output.

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Blog | Jun 28, 2013 | 6 Comments


Next week, I will become the Marketing and Communications Manager for EHC LifeBuilders, our community’s largest provider of services and shelter for homeless people. I’ll continue consulting on a few projects for long-term clients and friends. I’m excited!

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Blog | Jun 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Simple but Powerful Framework for Messaging

Last week, I attended a webinar by SpitFire Strategies about communications planning for nonprofits. One section was devoted to messaging, and it was by far the simplest and most powerful framework I’ve seen yet.

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Blog | May 23, 2013 | 5 Comments

Google Plus or Minus?

Debate over the usefulness and popularity of Google+ continues in the blogosphere as social media/marketing/communications professionals struggle to keep up with the demands of social networking. Is it really worth having a G+ page?

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