“Thanks to Elaine Dean, Ed Mayo, and the entire Cooperative community in the United Kingdom for being such a good ally and friends. This is one of the coolest moments in my life.” Stephen R. McDow II In 2019, Stephen’s wife, Rebecca J. McDow, recorded his session at the 2019 Cooperatives UK Retail Conference. Stephen never shared the video because he felt the time wasn’t right. Check out the video. Related Links: Continue reading Stephen R. McDow II’s Unseen Video Of Talk At Cooperatives UK Retail Conference 2019
A new wheelchair design from Nebulae Global is projected to be a ‘multi billion dollar disruptor’ according to a statement released by the company. The patented product is in the proof-of-concept stage of design, with Nebulae claiming it offers mobility features not usually found in similar products. More specifically The Smart Chair was developed to achieve current modalities of manual and electric wheelchairs, the company said, in addition to offering full range motion, including lowering users on to and off of the floor. Continue Reading Continue reading Nebulae Smart Chair projected to be ‘multi-billion dollar disruptor’ By Sam Lewis AMP UK
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
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
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!
ACT NOW How can we remain strong if our foundation is weak? Sandy proved its not all theory – Our infrastructure is week. America – lets urge Congress to support real infrastructure investment. Do we need another Sandy? According to the infrastructure report card, 2009, the United States received a D over-all score. Are we the people okay with driving on roads and bridges, or living next to or near dams that barely received a passing grade? We shouldn’t be. Our infrastructure score breaks down as follows: • Solid Waste = C+ • Drinking Water = D- • Inland Waterways = … Continue reading ACT NOW: Congress – Sandy Proved We Need Real Infrastructure Investment
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!
Dear Friends, Closing the achievement gap also includes eliminating the lack of access to pediatric health care among American young people. Conversely, maintaining that very access to pediatric health care depends on a prepared pediatric workforce. Tell President Obama to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME) in the 2013 budget. This is a cut we can’t afford to make. The pediatric residents and pediatric resident specialists who rely on CHGME funding ensure access to quality pediatric health care for American young people. Eliminating the CHGME would have a lasting negative impact. For example, poor health trickles … Continue reading ACT NOW: Protect America’s Young People By Ensuring They Have Quality Pediatric Hospital Care – Urge President Obama To Fund The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME)
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