Yearly Archives: 2010


Other Centered

Other Centered

Seattle is a town of restaurants and Canlis is a restaurant fabled among them – expensive, exquisite, an unmatched view, a wine list longer than any other and servers in kimonos.  Certainly not the usual fare for those of us in the nonprofit trenches.  And so we were thrilled when […]


Take the Just 51 Bucks Challenge

Take the Just 51 Bucks Challenge

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend $510 on holiday gifts this year.  Some of those gifts will be wonderful and thoughtful.  But we’re willing to bet that at least some of them will miss the mark of “meaningful gift.” Many of our charity partners and […]


“Black November”?

Does it seem like Christmas has come earlier this year? No, we’re not noticing a marked upswing in levels of eggnog-related good cheer.  It is not snowing, nor are we already gathered to spend time with family, reconnect with friends, and gorge on traditional delicacies (like my little sister’s amazing […]


Kaboom Playground

KaBOOM! and Viral Volunteerism

We were excited to hear a story about KaBOOM! on NPR’s Morning Edition in the car on the way to work this morning. KaBOOM does amazing work building playgrounds in under-served neighborhoods — and according to the interview, their volunteers built this entire playground in one day. We’re always excited […]


Giving corporate gifts? Read this amazing post from SkillStorm highlighting their 2009 TisBest Charity Gift Card program

Giving Corporate Gifts?

The following is an excerpt from a SkillStorm.com blog post. As You Begin to Think About Your Holiday Budget for 2010, Consider the Gift that Keeps on Giving “‘Gifts are a part of business culture, but meaningful gifts aren’t easy to find. That’s where the TisBest Charity Gift Card comes […]