Lessons learned in 2019

Like a lot of people, I'm feeling quite reflective as 2019 comes to a close. There's just something about this time of year - and especially the week between Christmas and New Years when there's not much else to do - that makes one ponder the previous 365 days. Truth be told, I think 2019 … Continue reading Lessons learned in 2019

Inclusion matters (professionally and personally)

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a professional development session hosted by IABC London. The session, titled "Diversity & Inclusion: Journey Beyond Demographics", brought together three local leaders who are not only experts in the topic, but each have their own experiences with feeling excluded in our community. It was one of the … Continue reading Inclusion matters (professionally and personally)

That time I got to be the donor

Ever since I joined the nonprofit profession in 2006, I've been the fundraiser. Although I've worked in a variety of roles in fundraising (spanning administrative support, donor relations, communications, major gift officer, finder of logs and straw), they've all been focused squarely on the donors I'm fortunate enough to work with (yeah...logs and straw). I … Continue reading That time I got to be the donor

Does drinking water while pregnant make your kids stupid?

Yes...yes it does. At least, that's what you can infer by reading an article published recently by CTV News under the headline "Higher levels of fluoride in urine linked to lower IQ scores in children". I'm going to back up for a second and explain why I'm writing this. I'm continuing to work on my … Continue reading Does drinking water while pregnant make your kids stupid?

This “viral” culture is really starting to worry me

Originally published September 9, 2015 on my old website http://www.meganzinn.com I think the first YouTube creator I became aware of (I'm defining "creator" as a person on YouTube creating viral content, who was not already famous through another medium) was CGP Grey. How exactly I found him, I can't remember. But I do remember coming … Continue reading This “viral” culture is really starting to worry me