Lessons Learned: Small Things

Starting a nonprofit organization appealed to my grandest visionary tendencies. To begin CommonAction I brought a sweeping notion that was inspired by what I’d started with The Freechild Project and SoundOut a few years earlier: “Let’s engage all young people everywhere in as much as meaningfully as we can!” Working from that place I engagedContinue reading “Lessons Learned: Small Things”

Lessons Learned: Money Matters

I find myself increasingly ready to openly reflect on my experience of starting a formal nonprofit organization and having to fold it after just three years. While CommonAction had a vibrant run, I still find myself a little bit stung; however, out of that sentiment comes some learning I want to share. This post isContinue reading “Lessons Learned: Money Matters”