Kara Kane has worked in nonprofit communications and development since 2003, specifically in higher education. Once described by a colleague as “unapologetically pragmatic,” her most satisfying days find her taking a good idea and turning it into an effective plan with an on-message strategy. Where others see overwhelming problems, she sees creative, efficient solutions. Her professional loves include writing, public relations and social media. Her professional dislikes include serial commas and email messages without a subject line. In a pinch, she can take decent photos, and she is fluent in HTML. Follow her tweeting @karakane or at karakane.net.