Berkeley scientist designs tools for the visually impaired

Mar 2, 2016
Berenice Freedome


Dr. Joshua Miele's morning commute to Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute takes about an hour—as long as no one gets in the way. In fact, most people move out of his way when they see him coming, because Miele is blind.

Photo by Tearsa Joy Hammock / San Francisco Public Press


Elementary school parent-teacher associations (PTAs) might conjure up images of bake sales and silent auctions. But how much money do you think a PTA can really raise?

Tearsa Joy Hammock / San Francisco Public Press

In 2011, the latest year that data is available, parents at San Francisco elementary schools collectively raised over five million dollars for their kids’ schools. More than half of that money was raised by only ten elementary schools in a district of 71.

On the Mar. 30, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Linda Lysakowski, author of  Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy? and co-editor of The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook:  a collection of writings from 25 leaders in the field.

Plus you can call in for a three-minute workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you love, I usually can help.

I hate being sold to but recent reports are that, alas, sales is one of the few growing occupations. So I thought it only right that I devote a segment of one edition of Work with Marty Nemko to the art of ethical selling. That will be Oct 21, 2012 at 11 am.