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I've worked with charities as staff, volunteer, consultant, even occasionally as board member and officer since 1990, mostly in the Baltimore area.

Organizations I've worked with include World Relief, Maryland Nonprofits, the Maryland Food Bank, Catholic Relief Services, the B&O Railroad Museum, and the American Visionary Art Museum. In 1999-2000 I served as interim executive director for the National Council of Nonprofit Associations.

In doing so, I've seen a lot of the behind the scenes operations of charities and the charity industry.

I'm a well-known poster on several email lists relating to the charity industry since about 2000.

My approach is to mine the Internet for stories about charities that I can identify with and contribute a little commentary from an operations perspective.

You can contact me at underalms "at" gmail "dot" com.