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Senior Citizens and Loneliness: The Silent Epidemic

Aging is a natural part of the cycle of life. As much as we would all love to find the “fountain of youth”, getting older is inevitable. During our youth we often think that we will be vibrant no matter how old we get. Then fast forward the years and the changes start to come: […]

May 20th, 2016 | Comments (0)

Donation Do’s & Don’ts

Now that you’ve settled comfortably into 2016, what’s most pressing on your to-do list? I have an idea…it’s time to give back!   With holiday shopping a distant memory and money (hopefully) a bit more plentiful, January is the time the perfect time to support nonprofits near and dear to your heart. But, how can […]

January 18th, 2016 | Comments (0)
Giving Tuesday

What Is Your #GivingTuesday Cause?

Have you recovered from Thanksgiving? Was your Turkey Day was full of friends, family, and (in my case) football? Did you brave the malls on Black Friday? Support local shops on Small Business Saturday? Hit your favorite online retailer on Cyber Monday? Yes? Well, next up is Giving Tuesday! In case you haven’t yet heard […]

November 30th, 2015 | Comments (0)

Cultivating Greater Empathy in Children

Cultivating empathy, especially in our children, is tremendously important. The world can never too much. When I read about the recent work of Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, one of the heroes of Sandy Hook Elementary School, who started a charity called Classes4Classes, I was excited to learn more about the work she’s doing. The purpose of Classes4Classes […]

October 20th, 2015 | Comments (0)

Corporate Social Responsibility for Beginners

If you run a business, chances are you’ve heard the abbreviation CSR thrown around, especially with regard to brand and marketing issues. But what is CSR and how can you make sure you’re checking that box? What is CSR? For the uninitiated, Corporate Social Responsibility—or CSR—is the way your business will regulate itself in relation […]

September 21st, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Business of Philanthropy

It’s not surprising that corporate philanthropy has become big business in the last decade. In 2014, corporate giving totaled $17.7 billion in the US, the highest ever recorded (even adjusted for inflation). Business ventures big and small are making efforts to promote socially responsible messages and, more importantly, to progress causes that matter. While the […]

August 3rd, 2015 | Comments (0)

How to Know If a Charity Is Legitimate

If financially supporting nonprofit organizations is important to you, be sure to find out if the charities you’re supporting are viable, worthy organizations. With so many charities around, and a number of them turning out to be fraudulent, it can be difficult to know which ones are legitimate and which ones aren’t. Some people are […]

July 27th, 2015 | Comments (0)
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Teaching Your Children to be Helpers

Mr. Rogers was a big part of my childhood. Growing up in the country we didn’t have cable television. In fact, we only had seven TV channels to choose from and two were Spanish speaking. So we watched a lot of public access TV and Mr. Rogers was always a favorite. After Mr. Rogers passed […]

July 1st, 2015 | Comments (0)
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National Pet Adoption Month: Helping Animals in Need

Aside from October (my birthday month), June is my favorite month of the year. Why? Because it’s National Pet Adoption Month! My friends and family know just how crazy I am about animal rescue and how I’ll do whatever I can to help homeless animals find a safe, loving forever home. Because helping pets in […]

June 1st, 2015 | Comments (0)
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10 Things You Might Not Know About Writing Off Donations

Tax season is upon us, and if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know everything there is to know about the ins and outs of tax forms and supplementary material. Ain’t nobody got time for that!   This year, Americans will pay $4.85 trillion in federal, state, and local taxes. You can bet that […]

April 7th, 2015 | Comments (1)