Eleanor C. Whitney is a writer, arts administrator and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a Program Officer at the New York Foundation for the Arts and is the author of Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job, released in 2013 on Cantankerous Titles.

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Want to shine at work? Try these 3 acts of generosity

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and while you may be in the midst of figuring out the best side dish to make with your turkey or Tofurkey, now is the perfect time to explore how a spirit of generosity can help your career.


Putting your passion into print: How to turn your social change story into a published book

Nowadays, it seems that many nonprofit leaders are publishing books. But you don’t have to be a nonprofit leader to share your stories of change or lessons you’ve learned about pursuing your passion.


How to create time for your passion project

I’ve spent over a decade working in the nonprofit arts, beginning my career with unpaid internships and freelance teaching gigs at tiny arts nonprofits, to now working for a nationally recognized artist-services organization. What originally drew me to the nonprofit art scene was the energy and inspiration it has; an energy that comes from making […]


From employee to entrepreneur – 3 steps to building your plan

What if you’re ready to create or build something new that leverages your skills and passions and will leave a positive impact on the world around you?