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Family Inspiration – Message From the CEO

November 21, 2019

As Ukraine has dominated the news over the past month, I have had an opportunity to think about my family’s history and our connection with Ukraine. My maternal grandmother’s family came from a village outside of Kyiv and at a time of oppression of Jews in the late 19th century, managed to find their way […]

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What’s in a Name? – Message From the CEO

November 7, 2019

Many of us can recall the childhood playground rejoinder: “Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Perhaps not always successful in devastating your adversary, but, at least, it mostly worked to end a verbal sparring match. And, most importantly, this phrase served as a reminder that our names are […]

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Collective Responsibility – Message From the CEO

October 24, 2019

As an organization, the National Human Services Assembly is comprised of many and varied national nonprofit networks. Our members collectively touch almost every community in the United States, and almost every household in those communities. From that experience, one thing that we have learned is that there are many differences among the people we serve. […]

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Post-Labor Day Blues – Message From the CEO

September 12, 2019

In many parts of the country, and in my neighborhood, the school year began last week. Roads and sidewalks got a little more crowded and the early morning quiet was definitely history. I can (barely) remember my feelings as a child at this time of year – a mixture of trepidation and excitement. Not happy […]

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Read – Pause – Think – React – Message From the CEO

August 29, 2019

A while back, I participated on a panel of “seasoned” nonprofit executives presenting to a group of young professionals in a leadership development program. Eager for “expert” advice, during the Q & A, one of the emerging leaders asked the panelists: “What advice would you give us about managing communications and relationships in the workplace?” […]

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