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So I Have This Idea…

I spent several days in Memphis. My current employer decided to send a contingency from the center of the state west to work on a project. So I spent three nights in the Crowne Plaze in downtown Memphis. By the way, it was OK, but I don’t recommend you stay there. It’s never a good … Continue reading

On #GivingTuesday-Let’s Re-Think How We Give

So this weekend while listening to the TED Radio Hour on NPR (interested? there’s a podcast!), I heard portions of a TED talk by Dan Pallotta, who claims we hold our charities back with our expectations of low overhead. Pallotta’s argument is that while we reward start-ups for taking big risks with other people’s money, when … Continue reading

It’s All About the Marketing

Yesterday I read a story in the Daily Mail UK about a dog named Lana that was so depressed over being returned to Mighty Mutts, a Toronto animal shelter, that she refused to go on walks. Of course, after you read the actual article, you see that behavior lasted for all of one day. Compare that to … Continue reading

Giving is Giving, so What’s the Difference?

I just received notice that my employer’s annual charity campaign is about to gear up. Each employee is encouraged to help our fellow citizens by ponying up, and by doing so en masse at work, we help charities lessen the cost of soliciting funds. It’s a great idea in theory. But I don’t like it. For … Continue reading

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