June 1, 2024

Insights About Our Local Nonprofit Sector

While the 2024 Giving Challenge is behind us, the outpouring of support for nonprofits during that 24-hour online giving event still feels so compelling. Clearly, our community believes in the…

May 1, 2024

Numbers

One of the great joys and excitements of the Giving Challenge is the numbers. The ticker rapidly rolls for 24 hours, a mesmerizing sight. Many people find themselves fixated by the leaderboard…

April 1, 2024

The Power of One

Many of us can look back and recall a person that had an enormous impact on our life. These special people may have been ordinary in many ways, but their kindness and generosity at a time when…

March 1, 2024

Moving Forward by Looking Back

I had the honor of attending the Historical Marker Dedication hosted by Manasota Remembers recently. Set on Fruitville Road at the Unitarian Universalist Church, the memorial commemorates the…

February 1, 2024

Clarity and Curiosity

Some of you may recall that Frank Sinatra song, “On a Clear Day,” where he croons, “On a clear day you can see forever.” I’ve been thinking about that song lately…

January 1, 2024

New Year's Resolve

I recently had the profound experience of hearing from U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, who was a featured speaker at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) conference. It may be no s…

December 1, 2023

Gifts

I had the honor of attending a graduation ceremony at Alta Vista last week, and the joy of the occasion is a gift that will be with me for a long time. Let me set the scene: picture the Alta V…

November 1, 2023

Heartful Harvest

Even in balmy Florida, fall settles into our lives in some ways: the crisper weather, pumpkin spice offerings at bakeries and coffee shops, and vibrant wreaths and decorations on our neighbors…