Happy Leap Day!

By Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations My cousin’s birthday is February 28.  I often think that, had she been born one day later, she would be a quarter of […]

Reflections on Resolutions for 2020

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By Zadra Rose Ibañez, IEA Director of Operations As we near the end of the year, I have been thinking about New Year Resolutions. I was recently reading an old […]

Non-Profit Technology Conference: A Review

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by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations The Institute for Educational Advancement was honored to be awarded a grant from the Annenberg Foundation to participate in the 2019 cohort of […]

The Magic of Recurring Giving

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by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations In the non-profit world, donors are the lifeblood of an organization. Though many programs charge fees for services, these fees usually do not cover […]

The Cult of Personality

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by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations Do you remember that song by Living Color? It was about perception, and how we value what we think of as success and achievement, […]

What Happens When You Fail?

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”― Thomas A. Edison As we attempt new challenges, we are faced with […]

Résumé Writing 101

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations As the head of the HR department, I am usually one of the first gatekeepers in receiving applications for employment. At IEA, because […]

Us and Them

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations With elections right around the corner, and the MLB Playoffs in action, I have been thinking about a topic which often intrigues me: […]

Surviving a Road Trip

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations While on a recent road trip, I explored ways to pass the time and make the journey more pleasurable. Eat Well Pack a […]