Create. Inspire. Revitalize.

Over the years, I find myself more and more interested in stewardship and learning to protect our environment. Of course, I have been an active hiker, biker and camper for most of my life, but I didn’t care much about actively advocating on environmental issues until I moved to a city and realized that it desperately needed volunteers. I became a resident of Cleveland in 2007, and within months of living here, I wanted to Continue reading

The Nonprofit Side of Lean and Mean

Sometimes I wonder how some of these nonprofits survive. There are development professionals and executive directors who aren’t afraid to ask for money, but they aren’t willing to do what it takes to manage it more efficiently. It’s quite the conundrum if you ask me. My first experience with a 501(c)(3) came in 2002 a few months after I lost a high-paying IT job. 911 was unkind to the tech world and lots of people Continue reading

Why it Works: The Peer-to-Peer Learning Model

Ever since I left my full-time job to immerse myself in nonprofit work, I have been watching the energetic youth here in northeast Ohio. I have had countless opportunities to listen and learn, and reflect on the great things that are happening in Cleveland and nearby suburbs, thanks to hardworking teachers, peers and mentors. It all began with one of my first projects, learning about the work of the ID Alliance at Case Western Reserve Continue reading