Short list because 2020, but I did get in a few biking/camping trips on Missouri's Katy Trail.
Some podcasts that I'm listening to for reputable news, information, and perspective during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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:
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.
Some highlights from Berlin in October 2019. It was my second time in what has become one of my favorite cities.
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, …
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 …
A new service where nonprofit professionals can review and rate their experience with funders, see other nonprofits' experience with prospects, and read funders' responses to their reviews.
We are building an ecosystem of active transportation professionals across the nonprofit, government, academic, institutional, and private sectors. When our employees gain diverse experiences in diverse settings, it enriches all of our organizations.
Walkable and bikeable neighborhoods are in high demand, so when their availability is limited they are expensive. Building a large bike/ped network all at once brings the benefits to more people while reducing the price pressure that occurs from unmet demand. @erogers on Twitter, 5/2/2018 This tweet summed up my most valuable lesson from the …
"You should run your nonprofit like a business" is common unsolicited advice that often signals a fundamental misunderstanding or ignorance about the nonprofit sector. We already run our nonprofits like businesses because they ARE businesses.
Back to the mountains
Decision fatigue is a real thing. We all have a finite daily capacity for making decisions. Stewarding that capacity is a key part of success in the nonprofit world, and I've picked up a few tips and tricks along the way.
Back to the mountains for a proper visit for the first time in years. Based at Moraine Park Campground for an unplugged week of camping, hiking, and reading. 📷 Vacation Slideshow.
A beautiful, friendly city that I would love to return to and explore more, along with the rest of the Baltic states