Category Mindset

Nonprofit work is an endurance sport; empathy is our muscle

I’m about to say something that no self-respecting operations professional should probably ever say. There’s something we and our teams should be spending time on, and whether or not we succeed is completely unmeasurable. It’s about  looking at things from another person’s point of view. This will be nearly impossible to write into annual goals. […]

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. […]