Planning a Vision-Driven Bar Mitzvah

A story of a special bar mitzvah, informed by two decades of work in the non-profit sector, that resulted in a whole lot of naches.         (“Naches” = special joy – especially from a child) My son Ethan is an optimistic, fun-loving, deeply caring person. My son Ethan is also autistic. He is my youngest […]

College Basketball and Me: A Love Story

I love college basketball! I grew up in North Carolina where the term “Carolina Blue” is ubiquitous in describing what is otherwise known as “baby blue.” I even met my husband at a University of North Carolina – University of Maryland basketball game (February 9, 1993 – check out the picture of the ticket stub […]

Focusing on Focus Groups

A focus group should be an easy home run, right? After all, most people love to share their opinions. And with thoughtful planning combined with skillful facilitation, your focus group can help meet your organization’s goals and be the home run you are looking for. Here are some things to consider as you plan for […]

Getting Back on Track Organizationally: Take Care of That Deferred Maintenance!

First and foremost, this article is an excellent reminder that we should all be taking care of ourselves and attending to our health. It also serves as prompt to organizational leaders that, if you haven’t already, it is time to start to get “back on track” and focus on priorities that you may have deferred […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

How many of you have seen the Staples commercial where parents are singing the ubiquitous holiday song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the year”? – touting the coming of fall, the start of the school year… and the kids FINALLY getting out of the the house and back to school! I tend to agree […]