January 20, 2020

It was about this time last year when I chose to more strictly inject sustainability principles into my life.  In my first of three blog posts (including the mid-year update), I shared the changes I would take to change my lifestyle.  While I had some small successes a...

Hiring talent from diverse populations can be a powerful corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. In fact, the way a company hires can be one of the most effective ways to address diversity and inclusion (D&I) and inequality. It can also aid in solving other d...

In what’s becoming a series of posts by Meridian Swift (a renowned leader in the field of volunteer engagement) it’s suggested non-profit volunteer engagement professionals create more strategy to better engage companies in what’s coined “corporate volunteerism”.  She’...

I knew it would be difficult, just not this difficult.  What I’m referring to is my renewed commitment to incorporate sustainability principles into my everyday life.  For those just tuning in you may not know this, earlier this year I made a commitment to be more sust...

January 19, 2019

Ghandi once said “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.  We need not wait to see what others do.”  Ghandi believed that personal and societal t...

November 5, 2018

Today is International Volunteer Managers Day, and the theme is Time For Change.  Frankly, it's been time for change for years.  I’d even go as far to say the profession needed a good shakeup years before I came on the scene.  If you recall, my pledge to the profession...

There are things I know now, if known when cutting my teeth in the non-profit volunteer management years ago, would’ve helped me avoid pitfalls when engaging corporate volunteers.  I originally delivered this as a presentation for members of the 

Northern Virginia Assoc...

There’s a concept I want to socialize.  It’s called Non-profit Social Responsibility.  It isn’t a term I coined, nor is it widely used or accepted.  But It’s a concept non-profit leaders must strive to create shared vision around.  

I’d venture to say mos...