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For 25 years, Lisa has worked for and with nonprofits, sharing her expertise in organizing, fund raising, and community outreach.

Lisa has worked as a community, tenant, and labor organizer, on both local-level and statewide campaigns in Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane. Highlights of her organizing experience include:

" Directing a campaign that resulted in Chicago Police Department's agreement to track 8th District police response to 911 violence calls and make results available to the public;

" Directing a campaign to obtain City of Chicago's permission to build 80 units of affordable housing -- and obtaining permission to build 160 units;

" Co-founding a statewide advocacy organization (Equal Rights Washington);

" Launching a program to develop civic leaders in Chicago, one of whom was chosen by local foundations to represent them at the Fourth World Conference On Women in Beijing, China.


Lisa has written successful grant applications for work on a wide spectrum of issues - from affordable housing, to urban day camps for teens, and for a wide variety of activities from capacity building to obtaining technical assistance.

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Lisa has attracted media coverage of her clients and projects by numerous major TV, radio, and newspaper outlets (Chicago and Seattle), including ; the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Daily Southtown, La Raza, the Puget Sound Business Journal, The Seattle Times, Slog (Stranger Blog), Crosscut, and the Tacoma News Tribune; WLS, WGN, WBBM, CLTV, KOMO TV News; and more.

She has produced and/or taught numerous fundraising and other nonprofit workshops throughout Puget Sound, including a six-day training series in conjunction with the Gill Foundation, and workshops at The Evergreen State College, the University of Washington, Highline Community College, and South Seattle Community College.

Lisa has a Master's Degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.

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Protesters demand an end to separating children from their parents and caging them, From InText
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2020
Protests can be so unseemly There's a time for white papers and lawn signs, and a time for protest. Now is the time for protest.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2020
2019 - The Year The Grinch Really Did Steal Christmas Why - this year - it was a relief to take down the Christmas tree.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2018
See if you can tell which parts of this story are true and which are fiction How men can protect themselves from roving bands of angry women
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2017
Calling All Good-Hardworking-Americans, People Who Won't Lift a Finger to Help Themselves, Spendthrifts, and Takers! an antidote to all the "relief" Republicans in Congress are forcing on Good-Hard-Working-American constituents
Building the Statue of Liberty, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 2, 2017
"Give Me Your Tired " Masses Yearning To Be Free," Blah, Blah, Blah So now, Lady Liberty's message is no longer relevant?
White House Oval Office (Clinton Administration), From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2015
How Qualified are You to Run for President? (A Quiz for Would-Be Candidates) How to determine if you would make a good candidate for president
Dreaming of kinder, gentler, and more humane holidays in 2014, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2014
Post-Holiday-Debrief in a "Recovering" Economy During 2013's holiday "season of giving," I watched as our nation's leaders tried to turn the United ("Give me your tired, your poor,") States into something out of a Dickens novel. How would their gifts of fiscal responsibility and respect for the rule of law be distributed and received? I imagined how someone directly affected by their recent "leadership," might have experienced the holidays.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 8, 2013
Time for Lady Liberty to Come Clean This article proposes to modify the verse beginning "Give me your tired, your poor..." that is found in the Statue of Liberty. What's needed is something more honest.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Sequester Saga - Why We Need "Entitlement Reform" Reform (and How to Do It) The sequester saga is an example of why we need "entitlement reform" reform, and how we can do it.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Personal Responsibility Deniers, Moochers, Takers, Self-Proclaimed Victims, Welfare Queens, Public Teat Suckers, Unite! How and why to advocate the protection of Social Security benefits - now.