Redefining my legacy: My learning journey so far as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

I was first introduced to AmeriCorps VISTA through my instructor, who was the CEO of a local nonprofit. She would often share examples of how the VISTA members, Volunteers in Service to America, have strengthened her organization. I really enjoyed her class because of her hands on teaching style and participative facilitation that made the […]

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Why I Don’t Like the Word “Funder” (and Other Cantankerous Thoughts)

I have a confession to make: I’ve never really liked the word “funder.” It’s a word we use a lot in nonprofit circles: “So-and-so is one of our funders.” “Here is a potential funder.” (Or if you’re like me: “Why can’t we just find more funders?”) It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the word, […]

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