Dawn’s Blogs

How to Help Teens Change the World Now

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As a kid, summertime meant more time to read the stack of books I brought home from the library each week, swimming with my grandmother early in the morning, horseback riding and westerns at the drive-in movies. My parents didn’t seem to work all that hard to keep me occupied. They were likely working harder than I realized. Today’s parents are working even harder and experiencing higher levels of ...[Read More]

How Nonprofits Make Great Lemonade Out of Lemons

How Nonprofits Make Great Lemonade Out of Lemons

It is a big day when the home you’ve had on the market for eleven months finally sells. In fact, for days leading up to the closing and the hours and minutes before, I was afraid to let myself get excited in case something, anything unexpected, went wrong. It did sell, but not until we spent many hours and dollars that we didn’t intend trying to make it better. We worked hard to make it attractive ...[Read More]

16 Ways to Give and a Challenge for You!

16 ways to give

No fluff, no story, no long explanations. I have a challenge for you. Think about ways to give to your favorite charity. I am sure several ideas came to mind. I first came up with six simple and obvious ideas. Then I started thinking about what’s unexpected. And then I started doing the math on how to do more. Let’s not stop here. What did I miss? My First Obvious Six Make your normal size donatio ...[Read More]

How to be a Fan and Encourage Important Work

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Four hundred unopened emails waiting for me to read, respond, or delete. Every day I try to reduce the number through quick deletions and one-line responses. But it bothers me that I have so little time to read the important information coming to me from countless organizations. I’ve been on nonprofit email lists for many years. And I will admit that often after a brief skim, they quickly mo ...[Read More]

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