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Acknowledge Uncertainty

Acknowledge Uncertainty

When did we lose our willingness to acknowledge what we DON’T know? Why does it feel like such a risk, and does vulnerability carry a greater risk for some people? Whenever I facilitate workshops and training sessions, I start with a request from the group, as seen in the graphic that accompanies this blog post: Speak candidly. Listen generously. Acknowledge uncertainty.

When to Just Say “No” to a Grant Opportunity

When to Just Say “No” to a Grant Opportunity

The opportunity to apply for a big grant for your nonprofit organization can be more than just tempting… it can be positively mouth-watering. But just because that big juicy steak is on the menu, it doesn’t mean you should necessarily order it. How do you know when to say “no”?

My 2024 word of the year: ACCEPT

My 2024 word of the year: ACCEPT

My 2024 word of the year is: ACCEPT. I will try to spend less time focused on “shoulds” and more time accepting what is, with grace, and moving forward with greater ease.

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.