Author Archives: thewizardofops

The Final Frontier: Paying Staff To Bring New People Into Their Orbits

Last week, Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary. It’s had me pondering the stars for the first time in years. The last time was in college when I took a course on astronomy. Back then, I was pretty obsessed with figuring out which phase the moon was in. Frequently, my girlfriend and I would be […]

A life backstage in the nonprofit sector

I’ve spent my career in behind the scenes jobs. It all started, quite literally, with a behind the scenes role as the student producer of plays at Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA. Our drama teacher, Ms. Eiserman, was a dynamo. Each year, she corralled a bunch of teenagers to pull off two major productions. […]