My Top 10 Posts of 2014

This has been a great year — a year in which, among many challenges and accomplishments, I’m thrilled to have launched this blog.


Photo courtesy of Dennis Skley on Flickr

I’m especially grateful for you, the handful of people who have come aboard and supported my journey into becoming a writer, in addition to a nonprofit professional. Your support and encouragement have kept me going!

As I look back on Year 1 (or should I call this Year 0?), I thought I might share the Top 10 posts from the year — those that received the most shares on social media and email and the most views on my website. I thought this might be especially helpful for those who have subscribed more recently — you may have missed some earlier posts that you might find interesting or helpful.

Before I get to the list, I have a question — what have you found most helpful on this blog this first year, and what type of content would you like to see more of in 2015? Please leave a comment to let me know!

My Top 10 Posts from 2014

JohnBryanTattoo-edit-square1. An Enduring Mark on Richmond
This post had more than twice the hits of its next closest competitor. In it, I interview John Bryan, recently retired President of CultureWorks in Richmond.

315216078_d52db4ed1a_b-edited-square2. When You Make a Mistake…
… it’s what you do next that counts.

2765083201_55a958db14_b-square3. 3 Reasons To Be Likable
You catch more flies with honey than you do with… well… you know.

2262054247_413bf5268b_b-square4. Can You See Where You’re Going?
It all started one day when I was cleaning the headlights on my car after several months of poor vision. Why did it take me so long to get to this?

techsouplogo-550px-square5. A Quick TechSoup Tutorial
TechSoup helps your nonprofit access critical technology at an affordable price. No gimmicks. No hassle.

8399214678_8b1ee3f361_z-square6. The 10 Steps to Solve Your Budget Troubles
Wally Stettinius helped me learn how to turn SPARC’s budget upside down to find new perspective. Now you can do the same.

9677860781_8f985a6513_b-edit-square7. How To Spend More, Smartly, on Development
So if you’re going to spend more to raise more, where should you start?

6236853781_fd0502da99_b-rev-square8. How To Give a Great Media Interview
It doesn’t have to be so scary.

5423010958_54ea2b9305_b-square9. What’s the Point of Personal Productivity?
It’s not to be able to do more, that’s for sure.

3521287388_2dc77cf3e5_b-square10. 3 Reasons to Stop Sending E-mails at Night
One of my earliest posts, I can’t tell you how often people still mention it to me. Granted, they still email me at night, but at least they apologize for it when they do.

Wishing you and yours the best for a very happy new year — let’s make 2015 the best one yet!

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