What I learned through September 11

The morning of September 11, 2001, I was working for the national office of United Way, preparing for an upcoming board meeting. Right before 9:00 a.m., my boss ran into my office with news that changed history: a plane had crashed into the North Tower of World Trade...

Closing the Gender Gap in the Fundraising Profession

As someone who has been in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, I had the perception that there was no gender gap. Women ran the organizations for which I worked (including United Way and the American Red Cross, two of the largest nonprofits in the sector). My...

Do Your Homework and Don’t Fall in Love

  Earlier this week, Diane spoke at an event hosted by the Wertz-Jackson Group of UBS Financial Services about how women make an impact. The discussion focused on philanthropy and social impact investing.   One of the attendees asked about the most important thing a...

Panel Discussion on Impactful Giving

I was honored to join First National Wealth Management (FNWM) last week for a double panel discussion on how we can find the right intersection of philanthropy where both donors and nonprofits benefit. Pete from FNWM and I were speakers in the first panel, exploring...