If I got hit by a bus today


A few members of our team have shared some interesting conversations and follow up emails last week. The main subject is if I die. In and of itself this topic is a bit disconcerting. But, we were mostly talking about properly sharing and storing passwords to our bank accounts, document storage, and other important pieces … Continue reading If I got hit by a bus today

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This Haunts Me


I can't tell you how much it haunts me to get a phone call like I did tonight. It's almost becoming too much for my heart to answer this question the same way. "Carissa, I have someone here that needs a place to stay. Are you open yet? Do you know anyone who has openings?" … Continue reading This Haunts Me

11 things I learned in 2011 about starting a Non-Profit


I hear over and over again that I need to write a book about starting a non-profit from scratch and somehow becoming a full-time fundraiser at the same time. If I had time to breathe at all I'd be glad to do that. Might be a nice money maker for my non-profit. However, for now, … Continue reading 11 things I learned in 2011 about starting a Non-Profit

Can you spare a few bucks?: My Top 4 things to help the homeless


I've been called about 5 times about a woman with a small child sleeping in the car. She's mostly been at the QT on Kisker and the Walgreens on Caulks Hill. Her story is the same. Her water has been turned off. She's not sure what to do. She's called all the agencies. There is … Continue reading Can you spare a few bucks?: My Top 4 things to help the homeless

I could easily pass for the mentally ill


On the way home just now I just randomally pulled out in the turn lane and went around 3 cars that were waiting for a dump truck to turn. I wasn't angry or frustrated. I didn't realize it until I was pulling up at the light. I don't think I even checked for oncoming traffic. … Continue reading I could easily pass for the mentally ill