The Days of “Innovation” are Fading (I Hope)

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  A relative-in-law of mine, Anne Curzan, Professor of English, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Associate Dean for Humanities at the University of Michigan, is also the resident linguist for NPR’s Michigan Radio. Recently, during the show Stateside, she was asked to comment on the word “innovation.” In the common parlance of today’s business-speak, the … Continued

Fundraising: An Investment?

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  Nonprofit board members, executives, and program staff, and the public at large, sometimes view the money charities spend on fundraising negatively. Donors, volunteers, and staff rightly want to help as many people as possible, so any funds not used for programs feel misspent. So how should a charity use its resources to help the … Continued