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!
Dear Friends, Please stand with me and other Americans to urge the US Congress, state and local representatives, as well as community groups to advocate for the immediate removal of public websites on the internet that spread hate speech and hate driven content. This is an action that can’t wait another day or year. Please utilize the letter or ACT NOW link below to inform your government officials about your concerns regarding harmful content that threatens the safety of all Americans and the innocence of our young people. Hate speech should not be protected under the First Amendment. Websites like … Continue reading ACT NOW: Protect Young People By Removing & Banning Internet Hate Speech
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
We are White; We are Black; We are Multi-ethnic; We are Hispanic; We are Asian; We are straight; We are lesbian; We are gay; We are blue and white collard workers; We are northern; We are southern; We are western; We are mid-western; We are atheist; We are agnostic; We are Muslim; We are Jewish; We are Christian; and WE THE PEOPLE are fed up with the destructive actions and vile rhetoric in the Republican party. Are you really fed up? Are you horrified at the blatant expression of racism expressed by this current brand of Republicans? Then take a … Continue reading ACT NOW: Speaker Boehner: We The People Urge You To Repudiate Destructive Rhetoric!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. Childhood obesity has many immediate and long-term health effects. The solution? Well…part of the solution is juicing! If you make sure your child gets proper exercise, eliminate junk food and increase your raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beans you will see a difference in attitude, energy, and BMI. Besides, parents may want to think about building a good eating foundation from birth to 16. Why you may ask? That way from 16 to adulthood your child will only … Continue reading Reflect Now: Juicing Will Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
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
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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