We’re grateful for the support we’ve gotten during our 12 months, and now that our very first birthday is here, we’re pleased to share the birthday wishes sent our way by a few of our friends and readers. Please consider “signing” our birthday guest book by adding your own Comment!
Happy birthday to the most clever and refreshing nonprofit newsletter on the block! Congratulations on completing the first of many laps around the sun. — Alana Conner, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Congratulations to Blue Avocado on an inaugural year filled with penetrating insights and timely ideas always accompanied by a healthy dose of fun.â€ — Kathleen Enright, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR FAVORITE AVOCADO!Â In only one year you have grown from just a little sprout to a lovely tree that supplies all of us with wisdom and nourishment with just the right amount of spice!Â We are so proud to be a small part of your important work.Â On behalf of our nearly 9,000 NIAC and ANI-RRG members, we thank you for your practical, interesting, and provocative articles.Â Keep them coming! — Pamela Davis, Nonprofit Insurance Alliance Group
Happy Birthday, Blue Avocado! Awfully precocious for a one-year-old, and wise beyond your year. — Rick Moyers, Meyer Foundation, Washington, D.C.
I’ve meant to tell you how much/why I like Blue Avocado…the layout is engaging, the scope is manageable, it provides fresh takes on issues,Â and you can tell there are live, thinking, caring humans producing it. I’ve looked at other things for nonprofits from time to time…and come away feeling overwhelmed… and never engaged on a personal level. Reading those is more like taking care of a chore on aÂ “to-do” list… rather than having the feeling, “oh, goody, a new Blue Avocado’s out today.” –Karen Aitchison
What a year! I’ve had the great privilege of working with the Blue Avocado team to help launch this baby, and as we mark our first anniversary, I’m signing off as senior editor. I’ve met so many dedicated souls – both virtually and in the flesh and blood – who’ve done a ton to shore up this occasionally jaded ‘I’m over it with nonprofits’ editor. That’s what makes Blue Avocado great – it’s so nourishing! Happy Birthday! – Lynora Williams, Senior Editor