Malignant Melanoma Awareness Month: Carved Beauty

carved female leg

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains photos of surgical results from Malignant Melanoma, which may trigger you to run to the dermatologist for a checkup. No, I am not sorry if it means one person is saved, please read on. It was just a little bit of a spot. It had been there since I slipped […]

Cultivating a Thankful Heart

Sign about gratitude changing everything

Cultivating a thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us. ~ James E. Faust Refining and deepening gratitude is an output of trials and suffering. When things are going well, gratitude helps us celebrate and enlarge our goodness. But according to author Robert Emmons, it is truly under difficult […]

C.R.I.B. Notes

C.R.I.B. Notes: 10 Steps critical to launching (or enhancing) a Comprehensive, Responsive, Integrated, Balanced fundraising program. More frequently, nonprofits are taking a step back and evaluating their fundraising programs. Philanthropy has become an essential income line for nonprofit organizations. No longer is it looked upon as an “Oh, and we have fundraising, whatever it brings […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? And more importantly, why is it an important part of our conversation in discussing our relationship with corporate partners in philanthropy? The reality is that Corporate Social Responsibility is an emerging field. It is a very broad and evolving area of development for corporations and not for profits alike, a new terrain for which maps are […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers: NPO

INFLUENCES ON THE NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR The recession was a wake up call. Many nonprofits were left high and dry when their sole funding stream, gov’t line items, grants or contracts, began to disappear. Many scrambled to pressure the feds, others sought funding elsewhere. Some sadly closed up or, if they were lucky, merged […]

SHIFT- Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers: CSR

THE INFLUENCE OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON CORPORATE GIVING You’ve heard me use the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  It is the increase in the number of corporations attemping to define and implement their CSR that is also influencing corporate philanthropy. Corporate Social Responsibility is not a new concept. It actually has been an ‘activity’ of corporations […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers

THE INFLUENCE OF BUSINESS CRISIS ON CORPORATE GIVING You may recall that BP nearly wiped out the Louisiana and Florida coasts last year following the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Over the course of weeks over 200 million gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster may have been one of the worse ecological […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers

THE INFLUENCE OF GOVERNANCE ON CORPORATE GIVING In addition to the shifts and perspectives being discussed and implemented in the business academic world, we see advancement in the environment surrounding business governance as well. ISO 26000 was implemented on September 14, 2010. For those not familiar, The ISO –a network of the national standards institutes […]