The nonprofit world needs to speak clearly for the common good and to work assiduously toward it. Its organizations need to get beyond their own parochial interests and to find shared purpose across areas of concern.
Our news coverage is so focused on Whites in Shining Armor that people are often surprised to learn that locally run charities are as common outside of the Western world as they are in your own home town.
We are really excited to be collaborating with Baking For Good in support of The Valerie Fund, which provides comprehensive health care in the tri-state area for children with cancer and blood disorders.
The recent robbery of some $270,000 from a Gaza humanitarian organization is just the latest case of Hamas interfering with area NGOs. Such bullying acts make it a lot harder to get aid to those most in need.
What's tough is if everything, like every visit to an airport, is always Code Orange. Constant, low level anxiety starts to feel like the Cause That Cried Wolf--hard to trust, harder to back over time.
I love the Thanksgiving holiday. I love cooking great food, sharing tall tales with loved ones, and having nothing but big fun. I always use this day to reflect on where I am personally and professionally.