For instance, no one really understands our work. We are like air: All around, but usually invisible and unappreciated until we're needed or we're gone. And of course, there's the Overhead Myth, and funding dynamics, and comparisons to for-profits, and some of us have to deal with mice at our office.
I started the blog a few years ago to highlight our work and to discuss the challenges we face. But also to point out the awesomeness and power of the nonprofit sector. Because we're pretty awesome, no matter what some of our families say about our work.
Here are a few popular posts:
- When you don't disclose salary range on a job posting, a unicorn loses its wings
- Answers on grant proposals if nonprofits were brutally honest with funders
- Are you or your org guilty of Trickle-Down Community Engagement?
- Imagine if Apple had to run like a nonprofit
- 12 tips to ensure you don't stab anyone on your first day back from break
Anything related to nonprofit work is fair game to be discussed on NAF, but there is a slant toward equity, including the challenges faced by leaders and organizations of color. And I like to use different ways to talk about complex topics, including pop culture, pictures of baby animals, and references to Kenny Loggins and Foreigner.
The blog runs each Monday without fail (unless there's a holiday or something). There are no pay walls on the blog, and it does take me 6 to 10 hours to write each post, so thank you for supporting it.