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!
Why the attack on female health rights? Why is it that it’s mostly men picking this battle? Fetus personhood legislation will have a negative impact on future educational attainment for female students and could dramatically increase instances of child abuse…and adoption only benefits Caucasian children (mostly). The government has no right to force women to bear the responsibility of dealing with unintended pregnancy. Fetus personhood legislation reinforces the idea that it’s the females’ fault for having sex and getting pregnant. What happened to less government? What are you going to do if you have to pay for more children on the … Continue reading ACT NOW: Who’s Your Daddy? Not The Government! We Don’t Need Fetus Personhood Legislation!
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
Life is a journey that has twists and turns. As many of you know I found Open Table in order to give back to society. I’m pleased to say that I’ve volunteered 555 hours at Open Table and have no plans on stopping. Serving those in need in Massachusetts has been a spiritually rewarding experience. Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says: You can’t lead people unless you love people and you can’t save people unless you serve people. What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people? My love for people … Continue reading Reflect Now: Stephen McDow Volunteers 555 Hours At Open Table
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