Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 24

So You Wanna Be Startin’ Something?

A friend of mine asked me the other day, “How do you…you know… start something?” My friend was having trouble articulating what truly he was trying to get me to talk about, but after a round of drinks it came out a little easier to understand. “I’m just afraid to drop everything, risk failure, and …

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Feb 15

Fundraising Starts With Asking, Always

Tons of talk and reports recently about fundraising, especially in our current economy, and the story-lines surrounding turnover and trouble finding, hiring, and maintaining strong Directors of Development at many nonprofits across the country.  Recently, I was asked from the perspective of someone not “in the biz” as it were (i.e. not a Professional Development/Fundraiser …

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Feb 12

SOTU: Article II, Section 3

“He [The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient” ~US Constitution, Article II, Section 3 Pretty cool, huh? OK, you might not consider the State of the Union as a “cool” …

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Feb 11

Nothin’ Like Family

I had a really great time this past weekend with family. One of my cousins was getting engaged to really fantastic young woman, and Saturday night was the Engagement Party… or as my family likes to call it, “Another Excuse to Get Together, Have Some Drinks, Great Eats, Be our Naturally Loud Selves, and Yuck …

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Feb 07

Left is Right

Had to cut something today. Of course that meant facing the bane of my existence ever since that damn art time during kindergarten: the dreaded battle between my left-handedness… and a world devoid of lefty scissors of any consequence. 10% of the world is said to be left-handed. And beyond the constant worry about smudging …

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Feb 06

What are Your Strengths: Getting Ready for This and Other Terrible Interview Questions

People often ask me about how to best “sell themselves” when looking for a job or pitching for a project.  Another way I’ve been asked… “Can you help me build my brand?” Yuck. Let me state the following from the outset… “you” are not a brand. You are you. I think the better way to …

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Feb 03

DK’s Super Bowl XLVII Prediction (San Fran v. Baltimore)

I’ll take the team coach by that Harbaugh guy. ~DK