It’s time you and I had a serious chat.

I know we haven’t met before, but you might recognize me as the girl who has been trying to get you fired.

Now before you go flying off the handle, just hear me out for a minute. Contrary to the current assumptions running through your head, I’m actually off-the-charts passionate about philanthropy. I love conversations that ignite people to make a difference. I love that moment when the light bulb goes off for someone — you see their eyes glaze as they lose themselves in the awareness that they really do have a skill, talent, or resource that can change a life. One day when I convince someone to let me on the TED stage, I’m going to talk about the power of philanthropy in our lives. But I digress…