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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Work to live-live to Work
Over time I have observed that work at it's best provides a way to make a living, an opportunity have a sense of personal accomplishment and a way to contribute to the greater good.
It is impossible to separate work from the rest of life because they are intertwined. It is possible to have a good quality of life by defining personal priorities and setting up good sturdy picket fences(any color will do) around them. I am not saying this is easy but it does not always happen by chance.

I hope that the work/life discussion is not the next paperless office --By the way life is hard and it can be an incredible adventure. I rarely hear people openly acknowledge that the pursuit of happiness is difficult.

Do You Love What You Do? is a short piece from Fast Company that includes an interesting moment in the life of Warren Bennis. Do something you love at work this week...

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Funding Blog 101
The key concepts here are communications and creativity. In order to be relevant non-profits community organization need their own ROI or ROCI (return on community investment).

Good Philanthropy has not changed it's basic tenant -invest in sustainable change.
Yes -there is a need for emergency services
Yes - there have always been good community work with donations that are well spent
DO I believe the Trillion dollars "invested "in community work since the War on Poverty have a strong ROCI? NO WAY

Blogging is a cool tool, talking our walk is cool, team players are cool - programs are more visible to donors when they communicate the real stories of faliure and success. ("Truth Telling")

onPhilanthropy - Blogging as an Effective Fundraising Strategy

"Great Minds"
I have been anticipating the new Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind and I am not disappointed. As a thanks you for such thought- bending work I have included a link to Mr. Pink's new web site. Go for a visit--good news is good news.

Orange is the New Pink