The Care and Feeding of Activists

Unitarian Universalism emphasizes right action over right belief, a teaching that inspires many of us to work tirelessly to make the world a better place here and now. But “tirelessly” is only a figure of speech – if we work long and hard on anything, no matter how meaningful it is, we will get tired. How do we take care of ourselves as we do our Great Work? [Read more…]

Amanda Palmer and the Art of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has become a seemingly magical source of money for a variety of projects and causes. But like all magic, it’s far more complicated than it appears on the surface. [Read more…]

Amanda Palmer and the Art of Asking

Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has a TED talk describing her hyper-successful crowdfunding project. It’s titled “The Art of Asking.” She’s right – the art of asking is important. But if you want big help for your project, you also need passion, reciprocity and connection. [Read more…]