23) No – The economy shouldn’t take precedence over COVID-19. As a family of entrepreneurs, artists, organizational leaders, and public servants, we made the deliberate choice to put #PeopleOverProfit recently by refunding our Martha’s Vineyard cottage summer income to our renters. Read More Continue reading Stephen McDow Putting People Over Profit During COVID-19
Article published to Cooperation Works Newsletter 8/2019 It was early in the morning when Stephen McDow, Keystone Development Center’s (KDC) director of membership & development, along with his sons Sebastien and George-Arthur, left their home in rural Maryland for a … Continue reading A Day In The Life At Kamp Kenwood
The inclusive nature of co-operatives is one of the things he finds most exciting about the model. “No matter if you have a high school education, college education, or an advanced college degree, there are opportunities within the co-operative community … Continue reading Growing co-operatives on America’s east coast
Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019 Listen Now Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. for Everything Co-op, hosted by … Continue reading Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019
Stephen McDow, director of membership & development at the Keystone Development Center…The number of dollar stores has grown by 50% in the last eight years, he said. “Less than 1% of items sold in these stores is fresh produce. Essentially … Continue reading Coop News (UK): 2019 Co-op Retail Conference
Cooperatives enterprises have a long history of making a economic and social impact for people around the world. Please learn more about cooperatives and then join one in your community. You have many choices, a credit union, grocery store, bakery, brewery, housing and more. Below are a few resources to help you connect. Learn About Cooperatives National Cooperative Business Association US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Everything Coop Co-Operatives UK Inclusive Economy The Five Characteristics of an Inclusive Economy Continue reading Co-Ops Are Inclusive Places For Rural & Urban Dwellers
In a recent a recent report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): A humanitarian barge departed Bor on 16 March. The barge was carrying over 1,000 mt of relief items to Malakal. So far in 2015, 214,950 children (37 per cent girls) have been reached with education support in South Sudan. There were reports of localized population displacement following fighting in Greater Upper Nile as well as inter-communal violence in Lakes State. Humanitarian partners have reviewed service provision in Mingkaman in order to rationalise them and prioritise life-saving assistance. Read more: South Sudan: Crisis Situation … Continue reading South Sudan Situation Report No. 79
The Corporation for National and Community Service sent Stephen McDow a thank you note regarding his commitment to service: Hi Stephen, Thanks so much for your message and for sharing your volunteer experiences with us. We’re glad to hear you’re at 555 hours and counting! It’s always wonderful to hear from volunteers who are doing amazing work in their communities and making service a part of their lives. Have a wonderful week and thank you for serving! Stephen is humbled that the Corporation for National and Community Service took the time to thank him for his commitment to service. He … Continue reading The Corporation for National and Community Service Sends Stephen McDow A Note Of Thanks
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!
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