In recent times, strategic planning has been increasingly touted as dead and irrelevant by some bloggers and practitioners. I differ with that view. How can one get to her destination without a plan?
Organizing a gift basket raffle is a great way to make money for any fundraising event. Here you will find everything you need to know including creative basket theme ideas.
As different as each generation is from each other, some things never change. And one similarity in particular is their ignorance of predecessors' contributions to social change.
No matter where you stood on the US election, it's plain to see that people are scared, feel helpless, & need productive ways to vent their energy. Here are some ideas to help everyone.
Whether you are looking to raise money for a charity or someone who is suffering from a debilitating illness, a benefit dinner may be the best way to go. The process to set one up is fairly simple if you have a keen sense of organization and a...
Jordan Chariton and Ty Bayliss with 'The Young Turks' were among over 100 protesters and members of the media arrested during peaceful protests over the acquittal of Jason Stockley, last night.
The pros and cons of donating your body to science are complex. This is a personal decision of the donor. Frequently, the family disagrees with the donor's decision to donate their body, tissue or organs to medical schools or other programs. The body donation directions can be made ahead of time in order to facilitate the donor's wishes. Discuss all options with the family before making your personal final arrangements.
Find out the real reason NFL Players are kneeling during our national anthem and why condemning them for doing so is more unpatriotic than the fact that they are kneeling.
For the longest time, I wanted to give blood, but was told that I would probably not be eligible (I'm a bit on the skinny side). I decided to look into the various blood donation restrictions to see what the actual eligibility requirements...
Being philanthropic is not exclusive to the wealthy. Here are tips on how to help your community on a limited budget.
Coporate Globalization--Yes, it's true--the world is owned and run by the super-wealthy. Even since Ann Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", there has been a conspiracy theory that basically, all the world is owned and run by a select consortium of ultra-wealthy international corporations. These people aren't really humanitarians, either. The sole motive is profit.
An inside look at the Hudson Valley Region's largest charity scam. Did you know that Love Holds Life is run by con artist Richard Senato?
What an experience it was to march for better gun safety laws in support of the Parkland School shooting victims. It was a historic protest. Here are my photos and feelings about the Orlando march.
Whether you have a large communications staff and contracted PR vendors or are an army of one, there are ways to let the world know about the great work your nonprofit is doing. Here are three ways to earn free or low-cost publicity for your nonprofit organization.
A restaurant fundraiser is easy to set up and run. The hardest part is energizing your group to make the restaurant night a success. Here are some tips to help increase participation in your restaurant night.
NFL fans are furious over their favorite players using TV time to make their views known on the current race issue in America. Even the president has gotten involved. Why are people so upset?
Some organizations share advertising revenue with charities when people view their videos. This could be a great way for Internet users to support worthy causes.
In the midst of national and global calamity, we see people coming together to help one another. Here many ways you can help your neighbor.
Whether you love him or hate him, Kaepernick’s protests never involved throwing rocks through windows or fists at people’s faces. Libertarians can at least appreciate that.
Are minorities harassed and are their rights violated by the police? NFL players believe so... What do you think...?
Polly Letofsky spent five years walking around the world. She did it as part of a campaign to increase breast cancer awareness.
We all want to do good, but it can be hard when you're short on time and money. Luckily, there are many ways to be charitable without spending either. Here are my top 8 suggestions.
What should Americans really know about mass shootings? Mass shooting expert Jackie Schildkraut has the answer.
I and other Ontario teachers took a stand against the unjust cuts that students are now paying the price for. The Ford government has introduced harmful policies that we will not stand for, including changing classroom sizes and making e-learning mandatory.
Looking to earn some money for your club or group? This article has great ideas and tips on how to promote your group and get money while having a good time!
Football players are no better than any other human being which is a good reason they should stand united with the rest of us as we honor America with the playing of our national Anthem.
Silent auctions are a good way to raise funds at an event. Putting together the right basket makes all the difference. Theme baskets are the best way to accomplish this. Read on for more ideas!
We all feel great about donating to charity, but what really goes on behind the scenes? And do those goods you donate really get to the people in need? I worked there, I know. It will shock you.
Community service work and volunteering spread goodwill to those in need and benefits those who give, particularly those who feed the hungry. Volunteering is good for all involved.
There are many ways in which school students can raise funds for charities and help communities. This article contains a list of ideas, many of which my students have used.
Non-profit leaders can boost their organization's success by mastering the art of storytelling. Here's an essential book to add to your professional development library.
The American government has been changed by the actions of whistleblowers within government, regardless if their actions were right or wrong.
Putting your talents to work for helping children in need can have the biggest impact to those who might otherwise not have hope for a better tomorrow. Learn how you can help or try new ways to help.
The George Floyd protests are at a turning point, and the outcome of the CHAZ experiment in Seattle is likely to determine what the future of the whole movement will look like.
Afeni Shakur, the mother of Tupac Shakur, was a former member of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Ms. Shakur was a strong black woman, a philanthropist, and a Christian woman.
With all the discussion of whether an athlete should kneel or stand during the singing of the National Anthem, it brings up the question - where did this song we all know come from?
These tips on how to write a compelling fundraising letter are suitable for for your next charity event, school fundraising campaign or seasonal donation drive.
Most protestors never see the inside of a jail cell. However, if your plan is radical civil disobedience, you'll spend less time in jail in the El Paso County CJC by being prepared for your arrest.
Many welfare organizations in Pakistan have been serving the less fortunate by providing them with free healthcare and educational amenities.
A new form of homeless activism has emerged in Baltimore, MD. Dozens of homeless residents have taken up residency in a "Tent City" outside of city hall to demand housing and services.
When governments enact deeply unpopular policies, sometimes massive numbers of citizens come together and, through acts of defying the law, bring about change.
Planning a fundraiser and not sure where to start? Here you will find tips on how to plan and host a Chili Cook Off Fundraiser for your community group.
Is your youth group looking for ways to make money for your next mission trip or big event? Here are some of the best low or no-cost fundraising ideas.
A great $100 raffle prize can draw hundreds or thousands of dollars for your charitable organization. I've listed some inspiration for you to reference below.
Jerry collected $Billions from 1952 to 2010 for research, allowing MDA to be less dependent on government funding. In addition, several types of neuromuscular diseases and conditions became treatable and curable through this results. That ended in 2011 and pledge collections declined sharply without Jerry. See why in this Hub and read a first-hand memory of Jerry Lewis by a Hubber who knows him.
How do you know if you're donating useful items to people who really need them? Read on to discover four ways you can donate helpful resources to those who are in need.
This 7 mile walk up Snowbowl Road is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society ... and a fun thing to do. It's great exercise too!
It's the issue dominating the media cycle. People are taking sides and the issue of athletes kneeling for the national anthem has sparked a national dialogue that is polarizing. Here's what I think.
The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote in the United States. Learn about the suffragists, including Susan B. Anthony, and the struggles for suffrage.
Need to raise funds for your school art, music, sports, drama programs? Here a few tips from a Hubber whose raised thousands for schools.
Fundraising is a necessary part of the business plan for non profit organizations ,churches, and groups who contribute to the mission. Knowing the principles to expect in a Fundraiser are essential.
Knitting is fun and can be a great way to help others. Knitted blankets, teddy bears, and squares are appreciated by charities, some of which have useful websites.
Fundraising is hard, but I have learned a few things along the way. Here's a creative and fun list of ways to raise funds the easiest way possible.
Here are some tips for how to write a fundraising letter for your next pledge drive, charity run or special event.
Amid new tattoo laws and the creation of a National Data Base of tattooed Australians, the Government says you are a criminal and propagates society to believe you are dysfunctional. What is true?
GOTV—Get Out the Vote—is a campaign for sending reminders to Democrats in states with upcoming elections.
Experiencing first-hand the kindness and generosity of Ronald McDonald House Charities, they are a charity I'm confident in recommending to everyone.
Charities work hard at persuading people to support their causes, sometimes they hire outside businesses to boost their incomes and sometimes the fundraising is done by crooks.
The NFL has turned itself into a pulpit for political statements. Is that what their customers want?
This article seeks to offer insights aimed at helping non-profits in motivating and retaining volunteers.
I recently attended Cupid's Undie Run in Philadelphia. The event raises money and awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Thousands of charities across the globe launch appeals for donations year-round, but these efforts really pick up steam around Christmastime. The best recipient of your money, though, may not always be the one that’s flooding your inbox or popping up in your newsfeed.
This article explores the dangers of modern medicine and the ways in which natural and alternative medicine can be used in tandem to address some of these issues.
In-depth information from an experienced volunteer for RV owners who want to do volunteer work as they travel.
What are the best ways to raise money for your local charity? Find out how you can increase the income from your fundraising event without it costing you a small fortune. Here are tips and advice on how to raise funds and increase donations to your favorite charity.
Held every October, the Rays of Hope Walk is a truly inspirational event. Join thousands of other walkers on a journey through Springfield's Forest Park and help support breast cancer research and support programs in western Massachusetts.
Fourteen small and inexpensive gift ideas that many homeless people would appreciate. These thoughtful gifts can make life a tiny bit more bearable, mostly because they show you care.
Would you vote for a candidate in any primary or general election who abuses others physically, mentally or verbally?
While some may have been involved in the January 21 March On Washington to protest the inauguration, the March had far more substance than that.
Donating to Goodwill or the charitable organization of your choice is easy; read on to see why you should choose some items to donate today.
There's a lot of simple ways to get out and have your voice heard. Even if you're stuck at home with little time on your hands there's a number of ways for you to still make a difference.
There’s no doubt that Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, is a polarizing figure within the country’s education community. But what about her effect on special education community? There’s been some hits and misses and a lot of uncertainty.
Many people ask, How do I raise money for a cause? Planning a concert is always a great choice. I can tell you that doing so is a very fun and rewarding experience and that almost anyone can do it. Of all the non profit fundraising ideas out there,...
Ellen Pence was a scholar and a social activist. She was a pioneer in the domestic violence field and created innovative strategies to deal with this prevalent issue.