The CAFO Blog

Need Help Navigating Foster Care? Look to Former Foster Youth

Many years ago I was tasked with picking up a nationally known speaker at the airport in an unfamiliar city and shuttling them to a conference. This was before smart phones and GPS.   The window between their landing time and their scheduled speaking time was somewhat tight so I wanted to be well-prepared. I had […]


A Game Changer: Social Enterprise

Words like “sustainability” and “social enterprise” are all the rage in some circles, but they often prove easier to talk than do. And for many nonprofits, creating a profit-generating enterprise just may not make sense. But when it is done well, social enterprise can be a game changer. Want to know what that can look […]


The Great Tomato Conspiracy and the Most Common Objection to Foster Care

There is a conspiracy afoot. I know what I’m about to write will generate some disagreement, but it’s important that we discuss it. “They” tell us that ketchup is made from Tomatoes.  I don’t believe them. You see, ketchup is yummy.  Tomatoes are not. Everyone knows the more ketchup, the better! Who says that about […]