Selected WritingI'm curious about philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship, and public diplomacy. Since 2007, I've been sharing and refining my thoughts.
Charitable giving may seem like a fairly straightforward exchange: from donor to charity. But it is actually made up of many layers and multiple dynamics, many of which are invisible. This – the giving infrastructure – is what connects donors, charities, and social...read more
My research at the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, St Andrews University, focuses on foundation staff, reflecting on their roles as professionals within foundations and exploring relationships inherent in the development of a foundation....read more
Remote working is not just for technology companies, outsourcing or freelancers. Even after Melissa Mayer’s highly publicized 2013 decision to axe remote working at Yahoo!, the 2014 American Community Survey cited that 3.7 million Americans were working remotely, on...read more
Between last post and this post, my fear of the "shooter" has increased. In September, I told my parents that until the US enacts gun control, I will not be returning. Then two months later, the shooters took over Paris. My fear won over when we cancelled our New...read more
The conversation that defines civil society is unique to each country, to the role of the state, to the role of the family and community, and to the role of the market. In North America we tend to mute this conversation and focus instead on our managerial style of...read more
The Social EnterPrize Awards were created by the Trico Charitable Foundation in 2011 to recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada. The awards look for the best practices, social impact and innovation of organizations...read more