Grace, who was homeless for decades in San Jose

Blog | Apr 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Telling Stories – And Really Listening

I have a huge job that covers everything in nonprofit communications. But plain old story-telling is still the best part of it.

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Boss with a megaphone

Blog | Oct 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Communicating Internally

I specialize in “external communications.” Now I’ve been thrust into “internal communications” and could use some advice.

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Blog | Jul 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Simple Event or Campaign Platform

Answer these questions for your next fundraising event or campaign and you’ll be well on your way to success. Do you have anything to add?

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Blog | Jun 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Fundraising Works Today

Here are some great recommendations from my favorite fundraising expert, Gail Perry, along with a few insights from me.

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Blog | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Writers don’t get no respect

As Deborah Ng of Kommein has pointed out, freelance writing suffers from a vicious cycle of lack of respect.

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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 | Jul 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A View of Homelessness

A story and photo album I put together about the largest homeless encampment in the continental U.S. It’s in San Jose not far from the favorite city park where children (including mine) have played, held birthday parties, and visited the zoo for generations.

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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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