Risk & Rebuilding

I’m writing this a few days after the earthquake in Nepal and I can’t stop thinking about Haiti. I’m thinking about how more than five years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, conditions remain deplorable there despite a global outpouring of support that has totaled more than $13 billion. I am thinking about the human toll...

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Dispelling the Poverty Monster

I was an hour and half outside of Kisumu, Kenya talking to 130 young men at their school when I heard something that surprised me –“Should your girlfriends and female friends take contraceptives, to protect themselves and their futures?” I asked. “No. Contraception is for older people, if girls take it they...

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Cash Flow Wizardry for Small and Growing Nonprofits

If you are the Executive Director/CEO of a nonprofit, guaranteed this is a busy time of year. Likely you are deep in the throes of finishing your 2015 budget, and getting your board to approve it before everyone moves into full holiday mode. It is also a happy time of year because holiday gifts are coming in, as well as good news on grant application processes started much earlier...

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