I mostly write about Nonprofits, Mobility, and Travel

My Year in Cities 2022

Washington, DCFirst plane ride and first in-person conference since pre-pandemic. Columbia, MO and Boonville, MOAnnual Pilgrimage to the Pedaler’s Jamboree. Jasper, ARQuality time in a cabin in the woods. Franklin, MO (x2)Katy Trail camping/biking.

🦠 Pandemic Podcasts

Some podcasts that I’m listening to for reputable news, information, and perspective during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twitter lists for mobility and cities

Twitter lists are a great way to organize your timeline, focus on a specific topic, and stay up to date without following a lot of individual accounts. Here are some of my favorites in the mobility and city worlds:

My Year in Cities 2019

No new cities this year, and just one big adventure back to Berlin, one of my favorites. Also discovered some great things upon giving Atlanta a second chance.

Berlin 2019

Some highlights from Berlin in October 2019. It was my second time in what has become one of my favorite cities.

10 things progressive funders must learn from conservative ones, or we are all screwed | Nonprofit AF

Conservative funders focus on the big picture, act quickly, do not micromanage, provide significant general operating funds, fund for twenty or thirty years, support leaders and movements, engage in policy and politics, and treat grantees as equal partners. Progressive funders—with a few exceptions—intellectualize, are severely risk-averse, focus narrowly, fund isolated strategies and programs, avoid politics,…

Digital Security & Grantcraft Guide / Ford Foundation

Funders ask us all kinds of questions about our financial, leadership, cultural, and management capacities. Not once has a funder asked me about our digital security capacity, even when awarding $100,000-plus grants. This guide is geared towards grantmakers, but is also useful for grantees to self-asses our digital security threats. In the digital age, grantmakers…


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