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empire state of mind

October 11, 2011

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After DC, I took the BOLT Bus up to New York for the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy meeting at the New York Foundation offices, located right next to the Empire State Building! Cue “Empire State of Mind” as the soundtrack for this post. This was the first trip I’ve taken to NYC that I didn’t […]

dreaming of the “dîner en blanc”

July 6, 2011

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I read about the Dîner en Blanc a few months ago on Oh Happy Day and immediately fell in love with the concept: “everyone” (invite only, of course) wears white, packs a picnic – complete with tables and chairs and heads to an undisclosed location for a 3 hour outdoor dinner. The best part is […]

we did all this and more… nyc recap

June 20, 2010

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Goal: Figure out what it’s like to LIVE (not just visit) NYC. Flew from SEA–>Philly. Philly to La Guardia. Was actually seated next to an attractive man who made conversation, and then blew it. More on that later. Successfully took a $10 bus to Grand Central Station and then took two trains to Brooklyn. Made […]

surprise: strategic planning can actually be fun

June 19, 2010

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So the whole entire point of my last trip to NYC was to participate in Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy‘s strategic planning retreat as a member of the Board of Advisors, which I joined in January. Mouthful. I was pretty apprehensive about the experience, simply because a) like, 85% of strategic plans simply get placed on a shelf, […]

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