Blog

Stopping Hate Is Up To All Of Us

By Emily / November 22, 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. On the eve of TDOR, a gunman opened fire in an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning/queer) club in Colorado Springs, murdering at least…

Read More

Commit to Fight Against Antisemitism and Hate

By Emily / November 21, 2022

VISIONALITY is committed to supporting and lifting the voices of people locally, nationally, and globally. We work to educate ourselves and be advocates for all. We try to speak out when we see those in our community and around the world dealing with injustices and recently, the Jewish community has been under attack. Vlad Khaykin, director…

Read More

The Five Faces of Giving Tuesday

By Emily / November 21, 2022

It is well documented that we at VISIONALITY are not fans of Giving Tuesday. And so, on this (not) Giving Tuesday, a day where many very deserving nonprofits will feel pressured to expend precious resources to “go big” and are unfortunately overshadowed by mega organizations, I want to share with you five BETTER ways to…

Read More

Forging a DEIJ Partnership

By Llewellyn / August 29, 2022

For many years, VISIONALITY has faced a major hiring challenge: attracting talent from our local Latinx community. To exacerbate the problem, the more specified our job descriptions are to fundraising, the less likely we are to bring Latinx candidates to final-round interviews. This problem must be overcome. As nonprofit consultants who serve counties that are…

Read More

Nine Accommodations We Made to Create a Parent-Inclusive Workplace

By Emily / June 16, 2022

Many companies begin building parent-inclusive-environments (yes, I made that up) when a working mother steps into a c-suite leadership role. VISIONALITY is no different, except she was our first employee! When Llewellyn joined VIS, she was learning to be a first-time mom, and I was learning to be a first-time employer. We built the system…

Read More

When Will It Be Enough?

By Emily / May 25, 2022

When will it be enough? When will we finally decide that children deserve to be safe in schools? That teachers deserve to come home from work. That grandparents deserve to checkout at a grocery store. That mental health is health. That safety is not the opposite of freedom. That you can’t solve gun violence with…

Read More

Donor Stewardship: Ten Creative Minutes a Day

By Nico Gervasoni / May 24, 2022

I think often about gratitude. Or, rather, I think about gratitude, and how sometimes I lack it for the people, places, and things that add immeasurable value and joy to my life. It is too easy for me to lose sight of the blessings I’ve received in life when I’m head down in my work…

Read More

Happy Mother’s Day to You! Yes, Even You.

By Llewellyn / April 22, 2022

This blog post is inspired by Mother’s Day. BUT IT’S NOT JUST FOR MOTHERS. This blog post is built on a foundation of deep respect for the daily norms of parenting that are nothing short of heroic. We hope to show our respect not with kudos, BUT WITH COLD, HARD FACTS. The fact is that…

Read More

Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

By Emily / March 31, 2022

The beauty of people is that we are each delightfully unique; it makes life surprising and diverse. It also means that we each need different, unique, diverse—and sometimes even surprising—tools to show up in life and at work as are full, true, best selves. Every individual deserves to exist in the world as their most…

Read More

The Parallels in Pay Inequality Between Soccer and the Nonprofit Sector

By Emily / March 7, 2022

By Emily & Taryn In the U.S., Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into this year the “average median woman” must work to earn what the “average median man” earned in the previous. In other words, the “average median woman” must work until March 15, 2022 just to equal what the “average median man” earned…

Read More

How to Add Some Dr. Dre to Your 2022 Fundraising Plan

By Kristiana / February 28, 2022

Like any regular Geriatric Millennial, I LOST MY MIND when I watched the Super Bowl Halftime Show this year. It was the music that defined the most awkward years of my life – middle school and high school – and while I was able to sing every lyric to every song that was woven into…

Read More