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Facts & Stats

Boring question: “What do you do?”

Fun (and much more important): “What are you passionate about? What does ‘community’ mean to you? What do you want to learn? How do you measure success?”

Beyond our usual facts and stats, those are the kinds of questions that fire up my inner nonprofit geek: Volunteer, writer, board member, consultant, teacher, trainer.

MizInformation is the alter ego of Elizabeth Jennings. I’m curious about the outrageously creative people, organizations and networks that build our communities every day. is where I ask questions about how (sometimes despite ourselves) we work together to make our democracy tick, and I tell stories about folks who are smarter and more interesting than me.

In my background: Journalism, publishing, teaching, training, volunteer and service-learning programs, community-based leadership development, nonprofit capacity building, community indicators projects.

In my heart: Family, garden, human rights, rural people and places, and the occasional outrageously creative costume party.

In my future: Lots more of the same, plus learning something new, hopefully every day.

More than you ever wanted to know: Portfolio

Disclosures: is a place for me to play with people and ideas that inspire me. Assume I have some affiliation with or affection for every person, idea and organization mentioned in this blog, whether we’re best buddies or I’m just a long-distance admirer. That is to say: I will do my best to disclose if I’m paid by, participating in, or otherwise benefitting from groups mentioned on Generally it’s safe to assume I care.

Legals: MizInformation and are registered trademarks in the great State of Washington. Unless noted otherwise, all photos and content of this site are copyright Don’t blame anyone but MizInformation for the content of this site. All opinions expressed are mine and don’t necessarily represent the views of the nice folks who let me hang around and bug them with questions. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Credits: The masthead logotype was created using a 1936 Royal Typewriter Standard model “O,” which otherwise is used to type my grocery list.

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