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Niagara Falls: Family vacation shenanigans and Canadian quirks

Last week I took the first real vacation I’ve had in years! Sure, I’ve participated in the minor roadtrip here and there, the mountain hiking excursion or beach weekend. But this trip – including a plane ride, rental cars, and even crossing a border – counts as a bona fide vacation experience. In celebration of

Happy Birthday, Heather: An Epic Birthday Tribute

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Thelma and Louise. Batgirl and Black Canary. History and media are full of famous female super-duos. These partners (in crime) overcome obstacles, make movie-worthy memories, and sometimes even save the world. This is an epic birthday tribute Heather Leah, one half (the shorter half

Advice for young nonprofit professionals

Apparently, I have life experience. This is strange to me, as more often than not, I still feel like a teenager bumbling about trying to make sense of the world. I discovered this last Tuesday, when I was invited by my wonderful former professor Mindy Sopher to have an intimate discussion with her Nonprofit Leadership

How to change the world

So you want to change the world. Awesome! How do you get started? Do you start with your (hopefully) revolutionary ‘big idea’? Do you first launch a website, file nonprofit papers, reserve a Twitter handle, or rally your friends? Nay. You start at the very end. It’s a very good place to start. Gandhi said,

Be True to Yourself: Why I’m revamping my blog

I’m in the process of revamping and ‘rebranding’ my blog. I wanted it to be more ‘me’. A few weeks ago I thought long and hard about who I am at my core, and how much of that core-person I get to share with the world without censoring myself or worrying what others would think.