Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"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
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Work to live-live to WorkOver 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...
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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
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