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‘Tis the Season

It’s again that time of year where we begin to put emphasis on stuff.  What stuff can we get all of our loved ones?  While the holiday season is one of joy it is also important to acknowledge those who do not have others to give them stuff.  The debate begins again: To donate to charity or not. To some people this is ...

Music With a Message About Poverty

Art and activism have always had tangible histories. Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, The Jungle, was a fictional work that changed the face of American labor . At the turn of the 20th century, Nellie Bly and fellow muckrakers used photography to shed light on poverty and poor working conditions, both in New York City and ...

Helping Save the World with Environmental Non-Profits

If you're going to help the world, you deserve to be happy when doing it. It's not what you'll always get, but you do deserve it. If you're not happy about the non-profit work environment you're in or the non-profit work you do, you don't have to continue working there. Believe it or not, there are many alternative ...

Social Media and Planned Giving for Nonprofits

One of the most prominent problems for smaller non-profits, historically, has been being able to compete with the larger non-profits in terms of planned giving.  Larger non-profits have marketing budgets, larger checkbooks, and a larger list of donors.  But one of the most useful equalizers for these smaller companies has ...

Lindsay Branham – The Heart of a Humanitarian

Lindsay’s dynamic career as a humanitarian began early in her life. Before she completed her undergraduate work at USC in journalism, at spring break, she gathered a group of compassionate companions and flew to the beaches of Thailand to help rebuild some of the homes destroyed by the historic tsunami of December, 2004. ...

Brilliant Advertisement Shows Different Ad for Adults and Children

[caption id="attachment_77" align="alignright" width="207"] ANAR Billboard from adult perspective.[/caption] One of the biggest obstacles facing those trying to help victims of child abuse is getting them to report the problem.  Finding an effective, reliable, and safe way to contact authorities is challenging, and often ...

Painting Schools and Helping Children Graduate

An armed student walks around a high school in the Bronx - yes, armed, but with a paintbrush and an arsenal of paint. The smile on his face is unexpected as he attacks the walls and doors in the hallway of the school with color and design. One might expect a school official to stop him from destroying school property, but ...