Get That Grant!

Get That Grant!

Often my colleagues and I are asked “What’s the best way to receive funding from Allegany Franciscan Ministries?” Our reply is always the same, and is appropriate for most funding sources: have a clear understanding of our organization and be sure to articulate the...
Leaders Control the Switch

Leaders Control the Switch

We are always in unprecedented times, are we not? Every political election seems to out-crazy the one before it. And the crazy tone of humanity ramps up accordingly. Civility seems to be vanishing. That’s where leadership comes in — OUR leadership. Leaders...
Climb the Mountain!

Climb the Mountain!

So are you ready for a challenge? The first principle in setting goals is to set BIG goals. Leadership expert Jim Collins calls these “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals.” Often we find ourselves in a rut. We’ve spent time identifying a goal that is...
How NOT to Do It

How NOT to Do It

In the early 90’s, I landed an internship at a progressive non-profit agency in New York City that served as an incubator to musicians, performance artists and multi disciplinary artists. I both loved and hated my experiences there. It was where I was first introduced...