FUNdraising Good Times: Social change and nonprofits – more than fundraising
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:24
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. Cleveland, OH. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. These cities and the deaths of these African American males – men and boys – are in the headlines. So are people's responses. These incidents are a catalyst for social change on many levels. Changes in policing, the use of the grand jury system, the role of the prosecutor. Changes in how we view and value the lives and bodies of black men and boys. Right now people can't get past the double standards, and across the country – in ways big and small – people are demanding change.
The struggle against injustice is not over. On September 2, 2013, Rep. John Lewis spoke to fast food strikers: "Sometime you have to find a way to get in the way. Sometimes you have to use your marching feet and sometimes you have to make a little noise. Sometime you have to find a way to make a way out of no way. Sometime you have to find a way to get in the way. I know some of your coworkers may be a little afraid. But you must tell them, don't be afraid. Be of good courage."
Motivational Moments: Everyone has their own journey
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:50
I was talking with a friend the other day and she mentioned how her life is nothing like she thought it would be. She spoke about how she wanted to do so many things before she got this age, but most of her dreams to this point have not come true. She also talked about some of the people she knew who started where she did but are doing so much better than she is. This she said makes her so discouraged and sad when she thinks about it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chef Huda Mu'min, multi-talented owner of Washington, D.C. area culinary company Pretty & Delicious, has made Food Network history by winning $23,900 – the largest personal prize earnings to date – on Food Network's cooking show "Cutthroat Kitchen" hosted by Alton Brown.
Four helpful steps to dealing with the winter blues
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:52
Winter is upon us and it is a fact of life. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. The "winter blues" is a termed used to describe the mild depression, lack of enthusiasm, and low get-up-and-go that many people experience during this cold season. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to both prevent the blues from coming and make the most of this cold season. Here are my 4 helpful steps to dealing with the winter blues.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:47
The end of the year is approaching and it is almost time for us to make our "resolutions" as to how we will change or be a better person in the year to come. I won't make resolutions this year; however I will focus on the HOPE of a better year for you and so many more people of the world. My hope is that everyone who is on a journey of self discover, finally realize that life is full of lessons. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes you will fumble. But the key is to know that just because things aren't working out the way you planned right now, doesn't mean that you won't reach your destination.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.