Perhaps there is nothing more powerful in life as watching life blossom and watching life enter into its winter season. Recently, I had the pleasure to once again experience a life in its winter season breathe its last few hours on earth. Many are brought to an unwavering chill when talking about death; however, I add one additional element to this rather earthly experience. It is the experience of being in tune with the spirit of a person and knowing that at any moment God could nod and say, “It is so!” This moment of transition is a sort of … Continue reading Watching Life Transition From Earth To Heaven
The tension between marketing/communications and those that produce revenue, membership/development, is often challenging within an organization. Equally challenging, are leaders who do not see a value in establishing and maintaining synergy between marketing/communications and membership/development. Organizations lacking that synergy often grapple with having to solve disjointed departmental communications and operations, inconsistent brand messaging, poor text heavy marketing collateral, and ineffective call-to-action campaigns that bore the community of existing and potential stakeholders. Recently, a well-educated Ivy League graduate and senior leader at a Boston, Massachusetts area non-profit asked me a question while addressing the details of my professional background: How do … Continue reading Q&A: Is There Tension Between Marketing & Development? Exponential Success Depends On Synergy!
Congress Weakens USDA’s Plan To Improve School Meals By: Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project Take Action Now It’s a stark reality: today’s kids may be the first generation in our nation’s history to actually live sicker, shorter lives than their parents. Today, one in three kids is overweight or obese and more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other long-term chronic illnesses. Reversing this trend will not be easy, but it is doable. And ensuring that schools serve or sell healthy foods is a good place to start, given that many children consume more than … Continue reading ACT NOW: Congress Weakens USDA’s Plan To Improve School Meals
As posted from the Open Table website: Open Table & U.S. Postal Drive Contact: Dottie MacKeen Phone: 978-823-0082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPEN TABLE MAYNARD & OTHER FOOD RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER WITH U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO STAMP OUT HUNGER 2013 Postal Service Food Drive April 25, 2013 Maynard, MA – May 11, 2013 is the annual Postal Service Food Drive. Open Table Maynard along with other area food relief organizations is partnering with the U.S. Postal Service to relieve hunger in Maynard and surrounding communities. What Maynard residents can do to help: Community Advocates: Citizens are encouraged to spread the … Continue reading ACT NOW: Open Table Maynard & Other Food Relief Organizations Partner With U.S. Postal Service To Stamp Out Hunger
In an article published recently by the Associated Press: “Poverty is spreading at record levels across many groups, from underemployed workers and suburban families to the poorest poor. More discouraged workers are giving up on the job market, leaving them vulnerable as unemployment aid begins to run out. Suburbs are seeing increases in poverty [too].” Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says, “You can’t lead people unless you love people and you cant save people unless you serve people.” What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people? Take action today and help someone in need. … Continue reading Reflect Now: Poverty Is Immoral & Oppressive
Can you believe it? I’m helping Open Table raise money for our program by participating in Ride For Food on September 15, 2013. All money raised will help Open Table better serve their guests who are experiencing hardship. Any donation you can make will be appreciated. I have set a goal of $1,000. Thanks to a generous financial backer I will join Team Open Table at 7:30 am on the campus of the Noble and Greenough School. I’ve personally committed to 12 miles. Your support is encouraged and appreciated in advance. Together, we can make an impact in the lives of … Continue reading ACT NOW: Support Stephen McDow’s Efforts To Raise Money For Ride For Food
An estimated 1.5 million people have been uprooted in fighting that started with a political impasse in mid-December 2013 between President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar. The conflict also sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UN bases around the country. UN Mission South Sudan At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) “Being a father is always about being able to provide for your son, sending him to school or a good hospital if he needs it. But how can you say you’re … Continue reading Serve Now: Never Forget Millions In South Sudan Are Homeless!
As you know, according to data collected by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention 5,740 children and teens were killed by guns between 2008 to 2009. Also, in the wake of the Newtown, CT shootings at an elementary school … Continue reading ACT NOW: 7 Year Old American Student Asks President & Congress For Greater Gun Protections
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