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The American Red Cross has come under increased scrutiny for the way it used donations totaling more than $487 million for relief efforts in Haiti. Where cities like Campeche were expected to welcome 700 new, safe homes with adequate plumbing … Continue reading
One of my favorite sayings is a Japanese proverb – “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” If impact is the bottom line of the social sector, we have to get from vision to action … Continue reading
We are officially in the “dog days” of summer. Interestingly, this phrase refers to the sultry days of summer and came from the Romans, who associated it with the star, Sirius. They considered Sirius to be the “dog star” because … Continue reading
In honor of our nation’s independence last week, the History Channel aired shows highlighting fun and little-known facts about the U.S. – for example, did you know that the Great Depression prompted the creation of the shopping cart? To cut … Continue reading
Summer is such a great time of year – the sunshine brings lighter spirits, every weekend welcomes a backyard BBQ and all sorts of fun outdoor activities abound. With Fourth of July celebrations in full swing this week, we thought … Continue reading