Living Canopies – Homepage Audit & Recommendations

Why Your homepage is Important The main purpose of a homepage is to: Clarify Benefit to Visitors Who is your product or service for? What does it do and how can it help them? Establish Trust Point The Way Having a strong home page builds trust with visitors and helps you turn a curious visitor […]

How To Create An Effective Case Study

For responsible organizations who want to grow support for their cause. Case studies are a great way to: Raise awareness for the work your organization does Build trust with potential supporters When done properly, case studies are a powerful asset for your organization. However, if you are missing even one element of what it takes […]

How To Choose A Donation Platform for Your Website with Less Fees

Processing donations on your website can get expensive. On top of typical credit card transaction fees (2.9% + $0.30 per transaction) some platforms charge processing and deposit fees that can really add up. Choosing the right donation processing platform specific to your organization’s needs can help you reduce your fees so you can increase your […]

The 3 Fundamental Challenges Holding Cause-Driven Organizations Back

How to identify where you’re stuck and break through so you can grow support for your cause. If you have a good cause, but you aren’t flourishing, you’re suffering from one or more of these three fundamental challenges: Challenge 1: We aren’t getting any traction outside of our immediate network.  Challenge 2: We aren’t growing […]

Haven’t written in a while…

I haven’t written in a while. Well, not here. I have been journaling by hand. Since I spend so much time on the computer working all day and I use journaling as a way to relax, I’ve been writing in a notebook. I’ve also been spending most of my free time working on my micro […]

Zen Buddhism by accident

Traveling is great. I savor all the “slap in the face” moments that bring me closer to reality and more appreciative of the hand I’ve been dealt. Travel is an education all in itself. Lessons pile up one after the other, faster than I ever expected. They come from all angles and at all times. […]

I didn’t realize it was so rare

The more I travel and the more people I meet. The more people I meet, the more I realize how rare it is to find someone who shares my core values. Is this good or bad? When I was younger I was in my own bubble. (I’m surely still in a bubble, but hopefully a […]

I’m thankful for…

I’m thankful for apps like audible. I can download books from all over the world from the comfort of my living room. I’m thankful for the towel donation from Hoang Linh Hotel. Thanh donated about 40 towels for my sound panel project. I’m using wooden frames and layers of towels to reduce the echo in […]

Welcome to the journal

June 8, 2019 I created this site today. I hope it will be useful to my friends and family who are wondering where I am and what I’m doing. It’s not a replacement for real communication. Give me a call or send me a message sometime! Chances are, I’m about 12-14 hours ahead of you. […]