Tag Archives: Philanthropy

Girl Scouts Philanthropy Presentation

Today I gave a presentation about philanthropy to a group of 7-8 year-old girl scouts. It was great fun and my 11 year-old daughter helped out. She took notes for me, recorded interesting quotes, and got me materials I needed. … Continue reading

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Storytelling for Change

For the last 5 weeks I have been taking an online class through Acumen and the Ariel Group, called “Storytelling for Change.” The main task of the course is to tell a brief 1-2 minute personal story that frames the … Continue reading

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“Doing Good” Blog on Parentmap

I’ve managed to land a twice-a-month blogging gig on Parentmap, a very cool resource for parenting articles and activities around town for families. The title of the column is “Doing Good.” We tossed around a bunch of titles like “Think … Continue reading

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How To Choose an Organization to Donate to: GiveBig Seattle 2013

Give Big, which is happening tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, is a one-day, online giving event sponsored by the Seattle Foundation and its partners, to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area. Last year the fundraiser raised $8.8 million! … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Invests in Improving Teacher Performance

Bill Gates wants to help teachers get good and real feedback to improve their performance. Apparently the US is ranked 15th (tied with Iceland and Poland) in reading, 23rd in science and 31st in math. That’s not good enough for … Continue reading

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My Article in the Seattle Globalist

Excited that my article on Haiti Babi has been published. Enjoy!

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Women’s Funding Alliance

I was recently asked to be part of a grants committee for the Women’s Funding Alliance (WFA). This foundation invests in Puget Sound area nonprofits which focus on health, justice, and opportunity for women in Washington State. So, in the midst … Continue reading

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7 take-aways from “The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back” by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

Fourteen year-old Hannah Salwen and her father, Kevin, were driving along one day when she noticed a homeless man standing on the corner of a street. At the same time, she saw a Mercedes driving by and something just clicked … Continue reading

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Kindness is a Boomerang

Watch this sweet video– it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I especially loved the different expressions on everyone’s faces.  Some people looked a little bewildered. Why should kindness be surprising?? It ought to be the norm! Thought it … Continue reading

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