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This week I wrote another guest post for 101 Fundraising about my discovery of the joy of legacy fundraising. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, take a look here.

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I’ve written another guest post over at 101 Fundraising. And it’s all about making flakes like me feel better! Have a quick read here.

I’ve been a bit quiet about work lately and I’m finally ready to share why. I’ve written a new post for my work blog, Bluefrog Creative, explaining myself. Have a read.

TEDx Humber College

You may remember me mentioning that back in June 2011, I did my very first TEDx talk. The topic was ‘Finding Your Voice’ and in the early hours of this morning, it has finally been put up online.

It’s quite an emotional thing seeing this thing through to the end. To watch myself speaking on stage is bizarre enough in itself but the fact that I’m also confessing my fears and speaking entirely from the heart, make this a bit terrifying.

But this is how I felt nine months ago and after watching it, it’s not so different than how I feel now. I think these fears are pretty universal so please watch and if you like, share.

Here’s my TEDx talk.

I’ve written a new guest post for 101 Fundraising. Take a read here.

Check out the new blog post I’ve written this week for SOFII here.

The end of the year is a time of reflection – a time to look back and appreciate all the things that helped you to grow. So here are 10 things that changed my life this past year.

Top Ten Discoveries Margaux Made in 2011

1. The power of vulnerability
2. Creative writing
3. Blogging
4. Young Non-Profit Professionals – Toronto
5. A true appreciation for Douglas Adams
6. French macaroons
7. A true appreciation for being Canadian
8. Sunrise Stir-fry Tofu ‘n Sauce
9. Public speaking
10. Amsterdam

And here’s last year’s list for comparison.

Top Ten Discoveries Margaux Made in 2010

1. London, UK
2. Audiobooks
3. Fundraising
4. Harry Potter books
5. Daiya Vegan Cheese
6. Running
7. Toronto
8. Twitter
9. President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop
10. Coaching
And there you have it! Please share your top discoveries of 2011 in the comments and have a lovely 2012 🙂