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November 05, 2010

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Cindy: I've been lucky to attend Foundation Center trainings in NYC, DC and Cleveland, and I'm always happy with the useful online resources. Staying informed of what works and how to do it (or at least how to try really hard!) helps counteract the uphill nature of nonprofit work. Much appreciation to the FC team.

Tracy: Thanks for the comment. Thanks also for naming the Foundation Center in your blog post "66 Nonprofits That Have Made My Life Better." I am honored.
--Cindy Bailie

I've thought about this question many times. I think of the people and organizations that helped my family during rough times when I was a kid. I remember being inspired by the feminists I saw on TV and read about as a teen, women who told me that I could do anything I wanted to.

And I especially remember the German protesters on the news in the early 80s who made a human chain many miles long to protest the US nuclear missiles deployed in their country. That short news clip flipped a switch in me. Seeing tens of thousands of ordinary people out in the streets told me that my fear of nuclear war was justified, and that anyone could take action to oppose them. Years later, I got to know one of the organizers while working on nuclear disarmament issues in Geneva. He was so pleased that their work had inspired me, a teen watching the news years before in Cleveland.

Earlier this year, right before returning the Cleveland after many years away, I blogged about the nonprofits that have made a difference for me. As I now look for work in Northeast Ohio nonprofits, it's a lovely reminder of the many possibilities out there.

66 Nonprofits That Have Made My Life Better http://tinyurl.com/2uc2uy8

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