Monthly Archives: January 2010

We’re For Real!

For the last two weeks, I’ve worked past 9pm every night. It’s the nature of new endeavors that a staff is needed long before the organization can afford to hire anyone. This is great news for Reach, Inc. – it’s a good kind of busy! Given my exhausted state, I’ll let you all know just […]

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Counting The Money

While the stress of raising money is certainly present on a day-to-day basis, it is equally frustrating to deal with processing that money. Payroll, budgeting, and taxes are all a regular part of my day, and I do not feel totally equipped to handle these issues. Today, things got much better. Through a wonderful connection, […]

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The Conveyor Belt

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit EL Haynes Public Charter School. In the last twelve months, I have spent time in many urban and suburban schools. I can say, without reservation, that I have not been more impressed than I was yesterday. EL Haynes is astounding in almost every imaginable way: diversity, achievement, sense […]

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Echoing Green

As I mentioned in the last post, I was recently named a semi-finalist for the Echoing Green Fellowship. In earlier blog posts, I have spoken about the importance of gaining credibility – and fast. While being named a semi-finalist is a long way from being named a fellow, I have already seen the advantage of […]

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A Foundation for the Future

Friends of Reach, Inc: As a brand new nonprofit, the arrival of 2010 provides Reach, Inc. with a number of exciting opportunities. In the coming months, we will confirm a pilot partnership, secure necessary funding, and solidify our program model as we prepare for launch in October. We have already made great strides toward this […]

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Stay Tuned…

… for a major announcement about Reach, Inc.’s future on Thursday, January 14th. 

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Stats and Stories

In discussing Reach, Inc. with potential partners around DC, the way we will evaluate our success has been a recurring topic of conversation. I’ve found that program success is generally measured in stats and stories. While having legitimate measures of program outcomes is important (stats), many nonprofits focus on marketing anecdotal evidence of program success […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! We hardly have any time to miss a beat as 2010 begins. Not only have we started to make exciting plans for 2010, but we also have to tie up loose ends for 2009. I spent today balancing our financial records and ensuring that they match the bank’s […]

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