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Happy Birthday My Tam!

Every once in a while you meet someone with whom you instantly connect, whose enthusiasm and joy are contagious, who makes you strive to better yourself. My Tam Nguyen is one of those people. Last spring, My Tam was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Diffused B Cell Lymphoma. True to form, she set out to beat Zee […]

Planned Parenthood Urges Komen Support – What Are You Going to Do?

“Women need all of us working together” Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest ran a full-page ad in the Seattle Times today, urging its supporters to support their continued partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I’ve talked to a lot people over the past few days, many of them long-time Komen supporters. We’re grappling […]

Komen Revises it’s Policy, will Continue to Fund Planned Parenthood

Yes! Komen just announced they have decided to revise the policy that resulted in Planned Parenthood’s ineligibility for Komen grants. The Komen website and blog appear to be down, so I’ve copied the text of the statement from CEO Nancy Brinker and the Board of Directors here: We want to apologize to the American public […]

What NOT to do When Your Nonprofit Makes a Big Decision

I just read Kivi Leroux Miller’s excellent assessment of the (presumably unintended) consequences of Komen’s decision to implement a new policy: The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure. Komen for the Cure, it seems, is no longer a breast cancer charity, but a pro-life breast cancer charity. Kivi talks about Komen’s dead silence following […]

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