I was born and raised in Belize, now a citizen of the U.S. for thirty years and counting. I truly considers both places "home". I will always hold Belize near and dear; but, I truly loves the freedom and opportunities for learning and success that we make available here in the U.S.
I was supply specialist for the U.S. Army for 7 years. Worked as branch... (continued)
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When it comes to fundraising, there seems to be a frenzied dash to solicit Generation Y (also known as Millennials), comprising donors aged 18 to 32 years.
After all, the ALS ice bucket challenge raised millions; Barack Obama’s fundraising success of 2008 and 2012 targeting youth got him elected twice;... (continued)
Article provides quantifiable evidence that microvolunteering initiatives seem to be achieving substantial impact derived from actions that, on the face of it would not seem to be contributing anything worthwhile, but when crowdsourced with thousands of others, create a seemingly eyebrow raising amount of impact.
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My passion is simply to help others. From working to eliminate poverty and hunger to helping give a voice to individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I have over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector, both as a volunteer and employee. I currently manage the communications for a national nonprofit, while... (continued)
I recently read that most charities really don’t know much about their donors. Many are guilty of a very serious blunder: they only talk to their donors when they need money. They treat donors like ATM machines.
Imagine if the only time you spoke to your neighbour was when you needed to borrow sugar or a lawn... (continued)
Pamela Grow randomly selected 2 non-profits to donate to each week, and then critiqued their online giving process and follow-up. Find out who passed the test!
I am a Vista serving the Oregon National Guard in Clackamas, Multnomah, Wasco and Hood River Counties at Service Member and Family Support J9. I work closely with the Family Assistance Specialists (FAS) to identify community resources that will provide goods and services to service members and families.
I currently am looking for National... (continued)
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Need to improve fundraising? Here, we summarize the research to bring you a strategy that puts you on the path towards successful fundraising, along with the tools and resources to help you get each stage of that strategy right.
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