Let the Volunteers Go

Most non-profit organizations require volunteers to achieve their mission. No matter many volunteers an organization has, they are always searching for the next batch to come in and replace the old bunch. That leads to an interesting question: “What is the bigger challenge: Volunteer retention or volunteer turnover?” It is actually a trick question in […]

Old Crap… Give it Away!

Do you have old “crap” just laying around that you hardly use anymore? Glasses, shoes, cell phones, Styrofoam… ? There are a ton of resources online to help you in your quest to be greener and one place, WhereToDonate.tumblr.com is one stop you should take a look at. I know I have a pile of […]

Dream Big Dreams, Take Small Steps

This is a guest post by @SamDavidson of CoolPeopleCare. Someone said (either Victor Hugo or Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, depending upon where you look online) that small dreams aren’t worth dreaming because they have no ability to stir the hearts of others. I agree. Dreams (the kind you have when you’re awake) are fun. You […]

3 Cups of Tea, We Are Family

I’ve been wanting to read, Three Cups of Tea since I picked it up last Christmas and I finally was able to work it into my schedule and I’m glad I did. Tea is written by Greg Mortenson (the guy who the book is about) and David Oliver Relin, and the story begins when Mortenson […]

FOCUS: One Stream! (v2n21)

This Week’s Lesson You will never be truly happy and successful unless you do things for other people. -Less’s life lesson from Minot, North Dakota Richard’s Thoughts… Community service has often been called noble service. I started volunteering back in 1999 and now, ten years later things have changed. Not only can I volunteer in […]

Fix Your Relationship

I was in a large group business meeting a few months back and as I was taking notes, the guy speaking said the following: “Before you make new relationships, fix the broken ones.” I wrote it down because he was right. Especially in business, you have to focus your energies on fixing the relationships you […]