Heather Comstock Connects

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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Road Runners and The Land of Tomorrow

I am visiting the Land of Enchantment. For this Easterner, it feels more like the land of Entrapment. The pace here is driving me bonkers. My mother and her friends are all Eastern refugees who have adapted to life here. “It’s Manana*, you know, Spanish for Tomorrow” they explain, “New Mexico Time”. The heat causes …

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Some Thoughts on the BSA Announcement: What does this mean for other nonprofits?

This is a post with no real resolutions, suggestions, or ideas.  It’s just a few thoughts and some questions for consideration. In the interest of disclosure, I am a Cub Scout volunteer and a parent of a Cub. My initial reaction to the announcement by Boy Scouts of America (BSA) this week was sadness. Not …

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People, Perceptions, and Burnout (with bonus cute pony pic!)

I was recently watching a too hip for you travel show that visited Texas. One of the stops was Huntsville, which is arguably the capital of Texas corrections. The show’s host hung around outside the release unit and pounced on family members who were waiting for the release of a loved one. He also talked …

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Random Reads from the Internet

Playing around on social media, I have run across some great stuff in the last couple of days.  Check out these recent discoveries! I discovered the Non-Profit Humor Blog via Linked In.  They had a great post, ” Charity Creates Committee to Find Out Why Nothing Ever Gets Done in Committee Meetings”.  Hmm…. can anyone …

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Good Reads: By-Laws and Vampire Novels

In the last several months, I have been spending a great deal of time reading organizational by-laws. Sounds scintillating, doesn’t it? I did take a break by reading the latest Charlaine Harris “True Blood” novel. Spring seems to be the time of year when organizations are tasked with reviewing by-laws so that votes on changes …

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