Category Archives: Birth of a Movement

The Lump in Your Throat

“Always start with the thing that puts a lump in your throat.” You can’t make up a lump in your throat; it only comes from being truly touched by something, and others know it too. You don’t have to make up a story when it’s the truth. Continue reading

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Low and Slow-That is the Tempo – What the Beastie Boys can Teach us About our Nonprofit

It might seem a stretch to apply Beastie Boys lyrics to running the operations of a nonprofit and maybe it is but there’s something to be said for some of the addressed in this song and challenges that we’ve encountered in progressing through developing The RNV. To go slow and low, two things must happen: 1) Throw out the quick fix idea or throw in the towel and 2) Take the time to lay down roots and grow slow. Continue reading

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Everything I Didn’t Know About Running a Non-Profit, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to reflect on all the work that The RNV has accomplished and all the work yet to be done. A couple of things I’ve noticed remain absolutely the same; there is still a huge learning curve and much work ahead to make The RNV a successful nonprofit and you still have to really be passionate about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Continue reading

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