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Change Agents: Geeky?

I was lucky enough to listen an amazing address about change in organizations last week, and had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. The presenter said, “To be an effective change agent in your organization, you have t...

well-dressed-women

CGN Recommends: Etienne Aigner Marbella Pumps

All women have them – the “go to shoe” – the shoe you wear 3-4 times a week, because damnit, it just goes with everything. I have a number of those shoes. Go to boots, go to flats, go to sneakers, and of...

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Speak With Certainty

I spent most of last week and the weekend at an exciting and fun training session with other nonprofit and arts marketing organizations. It was fabulous. But when you spend four days straight talking to the same people, you beg...


equal pay

The nonprofit pay dilemma.

Why is it, I must ask, are those who do the most service-oriented work, those who are paid the least? Teachers, social workers, lowly nonprofit workers, etc. So much so that those of us who care about nonprofits and wish we cou...

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Good Friend/Bad Friend

I often feel guilty for being a “bad friend.” You see, in the past few years, I’ve been through a lot. And I have a group of friends who are second to none in the realm of standing by me and keeping me afloat....

jobfair

Ask for Advice

There’s a saying in fundraising I love. “Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money.” And as I started to think about it, the same goes for job searching – especially in this economy. Right now...


well-dressed-women

Get Cute for YOU!

I’m sure every woman (or at least every woman who watches Oprah) has had what she called an “a-ha” moment while watching the Oprah show. You know what I’m talking about, those moments when Oprah or one o...

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The Closed Door

Baggage comes in all forms – relationships, specifically, but not just romantic ones. In a previous job, I had a boss who would yell at someone for fun. I mean, really, she didn’t mind yelling in front of everyone. ...

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CGN Recommends: TextHog

I was recently watching a show about “apps” (as in applications for your smart phone) on Saturday and I learned about an absolutely fabulous app. The site is texthog.com. TextHog is a service that lets you text (or ...


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Emotional Eating? Emotional Shopping? Yes, Ma’am

I just finished re-watching one of my favorite movies of the year – “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” But today, it meant more than it did a few months ago. Why? Because as I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I t...