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Abita SOS Supports Gulf Coast Recovery

August 28th, 2010|Comments Off on Abita SOS Supports Gulf Coast Recovery

I am in New Orleans in the rain today...and am now the proud owner of yet another umbrella...  Earlier in the week, I facilitated the session, Transitioning to New Opportunities, at the Corporation for National

Tired of Giving Rubber Chicken Dinners to Raise Money?

February 24th, 2010|Comments Off on Tired of Giving Rubber Chicken Dinners to Raise Money?

Back by popular demand! RECESSION PROOF RESOURCES: How SMART Nonprofits Partner with Businesses - a nonprofit teleseminar program. If you are concerned about the impact of a tight economy on your ability to get needed

10 Challenges Businesses Have Working with Nonprofits

February 16th, 2010|Comments Off on 10 Challenges Businesses Have Working with Nonprofits

I interviewed thought leaders from 50 companies for my new book, Business Giving Strategies, due out this fall.  One questions which I asked everyone during the interviews was if they had experienced any challenges working

BusinessWeek Special Report on Philanthropy

February 9th, 2010|Comments Off on BusinessWeek Special Report on Philanthropy

BusinessWeek published a Special Report: Philanthropy 2010 last month.  I liked the article by Chris Farrell, titled "Philanthropy: Companies Seek Greater Returns in Tough Times."  Check the full article out here. "Amid soft economic times,

Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations

January 26th, 2010|1 Comment

I found this online article, Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations: What You Need to Know About the Tax Benefits of Donating to Charitable Causes by Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide,  to be very informative so I thought I

Vitamin Angels

January 18th, 2010|3 Comments

I was in Steamboat Springs, CO over the weekend with my recreation club.  A group of us went snowmobiling on Rabbit Ears Pass which was great fun until I hit a bump and managed to

Colorado Charity Check Website

December 16th, 2009|Comments Off on Colorado Charity Check Website

Checkthecharity.com uses public records submitted by the nonprofit and the solicitors they hire to help Coloradans decide which charitable groups to support.  The website states it is "A public-private partnership to promote Colorado charities and to inform

Make a Difference Day

October 19th, 2009|Comments Off on Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual

Lucy Gives Back

September 24th, 2009|Comments Off on Lucy Gives Back

Some time back, a new women's fitness clothing store, Lucy, opened in Cherry Creek here in Denver.  I have enjoyed shopping there as I like their often unusual yet functional sporty apparel designs.  As part

The Value of Volunteer Time

September 8th, 2009|Comments Off on The Value of Volunteer Time

USA Today recently did one of the "SNAPSHOTS" on the value of volunteer time using data from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Independent Sector. The generic hourly value of volunteer time

Kelly Ripa and Electrolux

April 26th, 2009|Comments Off on Kelly Ripa and Electrolux

Just saw this on Facebook --Kelly Ripa is in the Electrolux ad promoting Earth Day and Electrolux's Virtual Flower Garden.  If you plant a flower, Electrolux donates $1 to Global Green USA. I clicked to

F*R*E*E* Business Webinar TODAY: RECESSION PROOF GIVING

April 9th, 2009|Comments Off on F*R*E*E* Business Webinar TODAY: RECESSION PROOF GIVING

I hope you can join me TODAY April 9th 2-3 pm MT. Especially during difficult economic times, business giving is an essential focus for companies of all sizes committed to being active in their communities

Good Search by Yahoo

March 5th, 2009|Comments Off on Good Search by Yahoo

I have been a supporter of Metro Denver Partners, an organization that matches adult mentors with at risk youth, for many years.  Right now I have been a Senior Partner with a 13 year old

Facebook Group: Business Philanthropy – Do Good AND Do Well

November 22nd, 2008|Comments Off on Facebook Group: Business Philanthropy – Do Good AND Do Well

The whole social media thing is mind boggling to me!  I did not pay much attention initially because it seemed more social as opposed to business oriented.  Now I am hearing about the business applications all

Starbucks New Membership Gold Card

November 15th, 2008|Comments Off on Starbucks New Membership Gold Card

I was dismayed to learn this week from my favorite baristas at the Colorado and Arizona Starbucks in Denver that the Gold Card Pilot Program that I got to participate in ended October 31.  Guess

Starbucks Joins Product(RED)

November 14th, 2008|Comments Off on Starbucks Joins Product(RED)

On my morning dog walk with Kiwi to Starbucks, I noticed an article on their community bulletin board with a photo of Howard Schultz and Bono announcing that Starbucks is joining the Product(RED) effort to combat

Flip Video and Flip for Good

October 28th, 2008|Comments Off on Flip Video and Flip for Good

Over the weekend I was at the San Mateo Marriott attending Brendon Burchard's Experts Academy 3 day seminar.  His website states, "The program is a private 3-day intensive called Experts Academy and it's sole focus

Colorado's Two Percent Club – Business in the Community

October 9th, 2008|Comments Off on Colorado's Two Percent Club – Business in the Community

This morning I attended a breakfast sponsored by the Two Percent Club at the Denver Country Club.  The Two Percent Club is an organization actively promoting business involvement in the community.  Their website states: "The member companies

A Billion + Change: Greater Talent for the Greater Good

September 26th, 2008|Comments Off on A Billion + Change: Greater Talent for the Greater Good

Last year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the federal agency promoting service and volunteerism for which I have been a trainer/consultant for 14 years) and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation

Voluntourism with Hands Up Holidays

September 16th, 2008|Comments Off on Voluntourism with Hands Up Holidays

I got an email today from Hands Up Holidays.  They found my site and requested to be linked with me.  So I went to their site to check them out and I REALLY like what

Starbucks Gold Card Program Update

September 12th, 2008|Comments Off on Starbucks Gold Card Program Update

I got an "personalized" email today with the Starbucks Gold News.  At the bottom, they provided me a visual of the amount of money my dividend amounted to - which will be donated to the nonprofit