Category Archives: charity

The Top Five LiveWorkPlay Stories of 2013


(First published at http://liveworkplay.ca/blog/2013/12/30/topfive2013/) We asked ourselves “What were the TOP FIVE LiveWorkPlay stories of 2013?” To answer that question we used the insight statistics from our Facebook page. This is far from perfect (not every LiveWorkPlay story finds its … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving: Give Thanks The United Way


Many readers of this blog are aware that I volunteer as a Focus Area Champion for United Way Ottawa. I was approached two years ago when the Focus Area Champion concept was first being assembled, and I was honored with … Continue reading

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On Turning 45


I was pondering a long “Now that I am 45” birthday blog post full of impressive revelations, but I’ve decided instead to share and expand upon a popular Facebook update that I wrote this morning without even thinking about it… … Continue reading

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Oh, What A Night!


Stressful as it was at times, if you are the co-founder and co-leader of a local charity (that’s part of who I am, in case you are wondering) it really doesn’t get any better than the evening of June 6, … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Spark Interview: “Making your non-profit a welcome place for young professionals”


Renee McGivern from Nonprofit Spark radio followed up on a tweet about my article “Social Change and a Welcoming Environment for Youth in the Nonprofit Community” (in The Philanthropist) by inviting me to follow her show “Keeping high performers happy … Continue reading

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Youth In The Non-Profit Sector: Contribution To The Philanthropist Special Edition


It was my pleasure to contribute an article to The Philanthropist special edition on youth in the non-profit sector. The introduction to this edition states in part “In discussions with adults and youth knowledgeable about the not-for-profit sector, it became … Continue reading

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Transcript of Nonprofit Spark audio broadcast: “A nonprofit reinvents itself: LiveWorkPlay takes on social change”


 This is an unofficial transcript. A big thanks to Jennifer Harris for transcription. Nonprofit Spark:  April 16, 2012 A nonprofit reinvents itself: LiveWorkPlay takes on social change Interview with Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader, LiveWorkPlay.ca (Transcript of Audio Broadcast) Welcome to Nonprofit … Continue reading

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