Spring visit from Nathaniel Wilder

Check out these amazing pictures and thoughts from Nathaniel’s trip to Zacatecas with CREA beneficiaries.


When considering donations, people often make harsh assumptions about nonprofits that spend on marketing and overhead. But maybe those expenses means the organization is doing a good job.

This is an excellent article by Alexa Clay and Jon Camfield on why we should think more strategically when donating and start treating nonprofits like for-profits when it comes to looking at overhead, organizational expenses, etc. 

10 perfect fundamentals for this New Year. #2012

10 perfect fundamentals for this New Year. #2012

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language,
and next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
~ T.S. Eliot

To @jaleenafied: Because we can all #bebold.

Source: http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/inclusivedesign/index.php?section=approaches&page=bottomup

Businesses and nonprofits working together by taking a grassroots/local and bottom-up approach to serve more people and have larger impact.

A great idea!


MetroChange is a new system designed to make use of the last bit of change on old New York City MetroCards by donating it to charity.


The Next 5 in 5: Innovations that will change our lives in the next five years.

At the end of each year, IBM examines market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s global labs, to develop a multi-year forecast called The Next 5 in 5.

Doubts and hurdles of opening a mom & pop business

Google Chrome: Frank Restaurant

Amazing Google Chrome campaign… and this one in particular made us excited and hopeful about the future of all those micro and small family businesses out there!

Next time we’re in Texas we’ll give those hot dogs a try! Meanwhile check them out at: www.hotdogscoldbeer.com

"Women systematically underestimate their own abilities." ~ Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO

Check out this amazing TED talk where Sheryl Sandberg illustrates why “success and likability are positively correlated for men, and negatively correlated for women” and lists 3 pieces of advice for women to stay in the workforce:

  1. Sit at the table
  2. Make your partner a real partner
  3. Don’t leave before you leave