I am granola. I was on the old e-chat many years ago and I worked at Envirolink for a year. Seems like a life time ago.
For you who know the old e-chat, I married Marcus - another echatter -
I am a Development Director for a non profit in Coloma Ca. http://www.arconservancy.org
Since you are all web savvy and I that you know about a few easy ways you can help your favorite non-profit raise money with out costing you anything.
Check out your favorite charities website to see if they link to amazon.com, or other shopping malls. Your charity earns cash from your purchases. igive.cm is another good site to help charities. A search engine that also helps is http://www.goodsearch.com
I have has many hats in my career. I was the Director of a small community garden, I worked for the United States Geologic Service - toxic division, and a fundraiser for a statewide organization called Earth Share CA.
I am liberal, promote environmental education and enjoy being outside.
I have been enjoying reading the debates and sharing my points of view.