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Marie Kondo

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'Fess up: did you binge watch the first season of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix? Because yeah, I did. And I read the book in 2015. I saw an article last month about how thrift shops and charities have seen a huge influx of stuff that no longer sparks joy in the original owners, and they're attributing this increase to the show, so I'd call that a win for Kondo and the country, not s...
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Sharpen your saw

I've spent a lot of the past 10 years writing grant proposals and reports, and I've been musing about the parallels between how a majority of funders invest their money and how individuals invest their time and energy. If you're an organization—particularly a non-profit—with a proven track record of providing highly successful (or, in grant-speak, impactful) programs to large numbers of people ...
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What’s in your banker’s box?

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Last fall, my brother and I spent a weekend in Colorado sifting through the piles of paperwork left by my late uncle—we were on the hunt for 1 specific document, and while we were successful in our search, we also came across three rooms full of papers and other clutter. And that's not counting the basement. Apparently, he never threw out a single piece of mail—not a single one—from the late 1960s...
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