About Me

I am a writer who likes to dream up ways to make things better.

I have spent nearly 10 years in the nonprofit sector, most recently as marketing & communications consultant. Prior to that, I was the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management.

In my spare time, I like to write, volunteer, read, pet my cats, and drink bourbon with my wife. I have an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University, Los Angeles, am a Certified Nonprofit Professional through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and I’m on the Steering Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance | Los Angeles.

If you’d like to hear more from me, find me on Twitter @RachelBinLA.

If you want to know more about my background, connect with me on LinkedIn.


About This Website

This blog is a place for me to share thoughts about managing the social sector and improving the world. I want to begin a discussion about how we can make things better. I have a passion for not just improvement, but taking the steps to actually improve. I find that the action piece is what’s missing in this world.

I will use this space to educate my audience and myself on some essentials for making good things happen. I will also sometimes rant about things. I will try not to get completely off topic, but I can’t make any promises.

I also like to talk about Marketing and Communications a lot.

Some of the content comes from the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management’s blog that I used contribute to. But consider anything I write here to be my own opinion, not the opinion of CNM or anyone else.

My values, at least as they pertain to this blog, are:

  • I believe that learning and improving is fun, but also necessary if we’re going to clean up this mess of a world.
  • I believe that everyone should be themselves and feel comfortable being themselves and that while it’s great to have mentors and heroes, that we should all feel confident in forging our own way.
  • I believe that there is no excuse for being boring.

In short. Be curious. Always be curious.

Click here to read a blog post about how I came up with these.