Interview with Natasha Freidus, Co-founder and CEO of “Needs List”

William Lulow Interviews Natasha Freidus, Co-founder and CEO of “Needs List.” NeedsList has evolved from a “wedding registry for humanitarian aid” to a software that any organization can license to match urgent local needs with sources and suppliers in real time.


Citizenship: Bridging Individualism and Community to Sustain our Democracy

The U.S. stands out since its creation as championing the rights of all individuals, as proclaimed in the Declaration that Jefferson wrote for the new nation. Always clever, Jefferson substituted “pursuit of happiness” for “possessing property” in order to cast a wider net.  


Xanthus Communications Announces New Managing Partner Kaitlin Scarlett Culp

Xanthus Communications LLC has announced Kaitlin Culp as its new Managing Partner. Ms. Culp is the daughter of Patricia Vaccarino, who is the founder of Xanthus Communications and has been its managing partner since 2003. Under Ms. Culp’s management the company will also have a greater presence in the Denver, Colorado area. 


Pauli Murray and the process of becoming

 Every American generation has its heroes, its profiles in courage, its personages fighting to save and advance the soul of democracy. In the 20th century, perhaps no one better represented that than the incomparable Pauli Murray. For more than 50 years, Murray was a prolific civil rights pioneer, plowing new territory for Blacks, women and LGBTQ populations. 


Libraries We Love - Whitman County Rural Library District, Colfax, WA

Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month Barbara Lloyd McMichael writes about the many challenges facing rural libraries, including the fiery destruction of the Malden Library Branch. 

 


Startup Metrics: What you need to grow your company

As a startup or early stage business, tracking metrics brings direction and strategy to your company. It also encourages a change in performance when evaluating those metrics and the goal is always to improve those metrics. Without measuring your metrics, you’re unable to improve.


Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

Let’s face it: You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important. No matter the time of year, it’s always better to play it safe.  


Fighting for the Soul of Democracy

Our goal is to fight for the soul of democracy.  Does Democracy even have a soul? This question is posed by Dr. Peter Corning, director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems.  “Democracy has one overriding virtue that all the other political systems lack.  It is, at its best, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” in Abraham Lincoln’s immortal phrase; it is self-government.”