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  • Apr


    11
    The Cost of Not Having A Will or Trust
    Estate planning  - 'legal stuff people do when their loved ones die - is not really thought about for people who are not wealthy. But this is just as important for middle/low income people as it is for the wealthy. Learn what could happen to your assets (your stuff) or your children if you pass away without a living revocable trust. R...

  • Mr. Lincoln and The Benefits of a Difficult Life
    Walking around Washington DC for seven days, I forced myself to see the city as Lincoln saw it. It was a bit of a challenge as 2017 BMW's raced down Penn Ave. Nevertheless, I tried. It wasn't until I strolled the grounds of Lincoln's Cottage for our teacher's fellowship that I was immediately catapulted into his time. This house museum...

  • Jan


    21
    Arts Integration Session at CCSA
    The CA Charter School Association conference concluded this week and it was an informative experience. I led the session on arts integration and wanted to leave some resources here for those who were unable to attend or wanted to watch the videos I played in the session! I started the session with the powerful connection of my journey as...

  • Easy Grants for the Busy Teacher
    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards Grant Tips from the NACP Grant Expert! Grant writing is like the chicken and the egg dilemma. Do you start with a great project idea and no funding source, or begin by identifying a possible funding source to then develop a project to match? Why not do both? Brainstorm a list of great ideas and look...
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  • My #BestSchoolDay with Stephen Colbert
    Thursday was a school day to rival all school days - at least to the teachers and students who are on Donorschoose.org. Thursday, March 10th, was the #BestSchoolDay initiated by Donorschoose where 50 famous people funded over 11,000 projects all over the nation equaling 14 million dollars! I was hoping Los Angeles would get flash fund...

  • Walking A Red Carpet of Purpose
    And the Oscar goes to.... This familiar phrase, preceded by butterflies in the stomach and high anticipation, was heard many times on Hollywood’s most celebrated night. On Sunday, I had the privilege of representing Donorschoose.org and walking a different kind of red carpet – a red carpet of purpose - with PwC.   [capti...

  • Dec


    30
    Asset Framing: Presenting Our Students In the Best Light
    What is asset framing? Good question! Right after a Donorschoose board meeting, I sat down with Trabian Shorters, a fellow board member, to discuss what asset framing is and why educators and community members need to be aware of this concept. Continue reading below but also watch the video above for the one on one interview! [caption ...

  • Dec


    12
    Your Car is Your Identity – Or Is It?
    Funny story of how an experience with the valet showed me how much our level of 'success' is determined by our vehicle! *Still laughing off of this one!* Enjoy!

  • Nov


    27
    Where Were You On #GivingTuesday?
      Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday and even though I planned to share this video on the actual day, I decided to beat the rush and send it out today to get others excited about helping others! Check out the video or read below (or do both!). Here are my top three charities for #GivingTuesday!   Donorschoose.org Of course t...

  • Linking Our Students In: My Challenge to the Founder of LinkedIn: Allen Blue
    Refreshments. That's all they really need to put on an invite to get me in the room. Putting Allen Blue, the co-founder on LinkedIn on the invite helped too, but it was really about those LinkedIn donuts that sold me. Little did I know that attending the CSUN Business School's Speaker Series would provoke some q...