what's next

Let's get Civic-al!

A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of MyCivicWorkout the other day. So many people have been asking me, and many others I know in the nonprofit world, "what can we do?" in response to this particularly vicious political climate. People are beginning to realize that just posting a status on Facebook or dropping a load of garage sale leftovers at Goodwill isn't enough any more, and they want to get involved! While I usually start by encouraging people to make a recurrent, unrestricted donation to a charity they are passionate about, everyone can do more to create the world they want to see. MyCivicWorkout helps people reach out and make an impact in their communities. It's a fantastic way to flex those activist muscles...even if you're just starting out. Subscribe to get 5-, 10-, and 30-minute activism "workouts" to build your do-goodery muscles and make a difference. So get out of the armchair activist role and get to work!

(Guys, that was a LOT of workout metaphors for one blog post. I'm so sorry)

Taking action gets colorful at a roundtable discussion on women and entrepreneurship with  EmpoweredPHXX

Taking action gets colorful at a roundtable discussion on women and entrepreneurship with EmpoweredPHXX

"What's Next?"

One of my favorite shows The West Wing used this as a call to action, a way to move on to the next adventure. And I loved it to the very bottom of my little activist toes. I am a do-er, a dreamer too, but nothing pleases me more than an execute-able plan and a long line of successfully delivered deliverables. That's why the nonprofit world has always been special to me. It's a beautiful thing to make a career out of helping people...but it's also day after day of hard work.

15 years after I started in this crazy, awesome, grueling industry, I decided it was time to be a resource to the organizations I have spent my professional career serving. So Building the Table was born.

I wanted to create a space for people to come together to hear stories, plans, trials and successes from other people grinding out the beautiful, difficult work of building charitable and served communities.

Stay tuned for amazing interviews with all types of people, endless links to incredible resources, hilarious and engaging videos...and MORE!

This is what's next...