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A Training Exercise for Board Members

Posted by George Ritacco on May 31, 2017 5:00:00 PM


This weeks Movie Monday's Fundraising Video is out!  I've shared it below - enjoy!

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General

Support Your Volunteers Long After National Volunteer Week is Over

Posted by George Ritacco on May 30, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Volunteers serve as the lifeblood of an organization. When getting the most out of your resources, it is important to attend to the needs of your human component. Healthcare workers, social workers, and those in non-profit sectors need the assistance of volunteers to attend to all of the details that keeps an organization running smoothly.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

Casey Foundation Seeks Grant Proposal for Trauma Response Program

Posted by Samantha Stephan on May 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The world as we know it has changed and continues to evolve in many ways which are not always positive.  It is sometimes filled with violence and trauma, as evidenced by the recent attacks in Manchester England, but there are things we can do to provide comfort and healing when these events occur.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Nonprofit General, Social Services Industry News


Posted by George Ritacco on May 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Post Trump Stress Disorder

Whatever your political persuasion, if you’re a social worker, you and your constituents will be affected by the policies of the Donald Trump administration.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Nonprofit General

Engaging Board Members in Authentic Leadership

Posted by George Ritacco on May 22, 2017 3:59:10 PM

Are leaders more engaged by default?  Do you wish your board members were more engaged and committed?

It's Monday and we're glad to present another installment of Movie Monday's fundraising...

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas


Posted by George Ritacco on May 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Self-Care Strategies for Nonprofit Professionals

"Pause what you're doing for a moment. Take a deep breath, in and out. Now, take an honest and loving look at yourself. How are you? How are you feeling - literally, how is your body feeling? Are you well rested and energized, or tired, drained, stressed out? Take another breath...Are you living the life you intend, the life that will truly change the world? Or are you slowly destroying yourself in the name of doing good?" - (Gita Gulate-Partee, founder and president of Open Source Leadership Strategies)

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Topics: Nonprofit General, Insider

OJJDP-funded Toolkit To Support Law Enforcement Responses to Children Exposed to Violence Released

Posted by George Ritacco on May 18, 2017 5:00:49 PM

Yesterday, the OJJDP-funded toolkit, developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Yale Child Study Center, was released in conjunction with Police Week.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare

Using facebook to engage more people and raise money

Posted by George Ritacco on May 15, 2017 10:31:19 AM

Monday mornings are great with Movie Mondays fundraising video tips.  Check out the latest here:

How do you use facebook to attract more donors and raise money?

In today’s video, John Haydon gives you a simple technique that works like a charm on facebook. He helped a client double their friends and raise more money in the process.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Non-Verbal's... Read Them and Learn from Them

Posted by Dave Becker on May 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM


I am very lucky to work with a man who cares more about others than himself.  Being a social worker sitting with 4 developers on a daily basis presents is challenges.  We think and act differently.  We approach problems differently and use different forms of communication.  But a guy I work with can be deep into his own problems or tasks and see what others need.  
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NO Good Deed Will Go Unpunished

Posted by George Ritacco on May 9, 2017 10:06:40 AM

Every single night, New York City accommodates more than 60,000 people in its homeless shelters! 24,000 are of these unfortunate people are children! The number of homeless New Yorkers has been rising at an astonishing rate since 2011, recently cresting at 60,939 men, women, and children. This crisis is about to overwhelm the largest city in the United States. What is going on?

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry

What Makes Up a Good Board of Directors?

Posted by George Ritacco on May 8, 2017 8:45:47 AM

This week's Movie Mondays fundraising tip is in!  I've shared it below - enjoy!

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Resurrection... A Public/Private Partnership

Posted by George Ritacco on May 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM


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Topics: Social Services Industry News

The Changes in Value of Stuff Over Generations

Posted by April Freund on May 1, 2017 1:00:00 PM
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As a mother of 5 young adults and teens it has amazed me as I have watched the change in attitudes toward the value of “things” that they purchase and use. 

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Major Fundraising Tip:  Make a VISUAL Case..

Posted by George Ritacco on May 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM


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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

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