The rearrangement of my life version 3.0 could actually be version 4.0 or 5.0. Truth is, I have lost track. If you're an adult, especially a female adult, over the age of 30, let's say, and no offense to any delightful young people under 30, but if you are over... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar The terms “corporate social responsibility” and “CSR” (or CSER to include environment) are constant buzzwords in the nonprofit and corporate worlds. To me, it’s not just “corporate”, it’s everyone. People get so riled up about what corporations should or should not be doing –- when’s the last... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar Have you settled for the same old way of doing the same old thing or are you blazing new trails? Here are a few tips for kick-starting your creativity: Force yourself to work with nothing. Necessity truly is the mother of invention. When my budget got whacked... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar The economy’s starting to turn around. You heard it here! A few more colleagues moved on to new jobs this month (one with a big, fat promotion), I received two more recruiter calls, plus the “State of our Union is strong” says the Prez. According to LinkedIn,... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar Today, Bill Gates Sr., Microsoft Founder Bill Gates III, Libby Gates Armintrout and a host of VIPs –- from major corporations like Microsoft, Nationwide and Deloitte to million-dollar donors to my Virginia Congressman Jim Moran -– came to United Way Worldwide (where I work) to dedicate the... Read more →

By Amanda J. Ponzar I thought I'd have to write something profound about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) "2010 Global Corporate Citizenship Conference: Frontier Markets. Global Partnerships. Local Solutions." (And yes, that's a 19-word title) Sept. 27-29, but BCLC's bloggers beat me to it. So,... Read more →

By Amanda Ponzar Whether you're a nonprofit business or individual you almost don't exist if you're not online and in social networks. A few weeks ago, a nonprofit development director asked if I could help raise her profile on LinkedIn. You know the world's about to end when Amanda Ponzar... Read more →