Clutter-less Gift Giving

Let's face it, December is an expensive time of year! This is my first Christmas season as a single mom so needless to say, I've been thinking about the cost of gift giving a bit more this year. I've actually even been considering craft-type gifts for those on my list and trust me, I'm not a craft person. With a little bit of thought, I'm going to try to keep my spending and clutter-giving Christmas to a minimum this year....more

I like the idea of delaying an expense this way but in general I feel a majority of people have ...more

Fox News (Murdoch) Gives HUGE to GOP

Below is a link to the written story and radio broadcast. It never ceases to amaze me that the Fox Followers (and I know many personally) still believe this to be a News venue. It is brainwashing, fear mongering and nothing but editorial. There is no news in Fox News and hopefully now people will begin to see how "fair and balanced" they truly are (NOT). I like this quote from the story: "We see Fox right now as the source and the outlet for Republican Party talking points," then-White House communications director Anita Dunn said at the time....more

Autsim Speaks Participation: Please Donate

  Please join me in my fight to make a difference in the lives of the more than 1 million Americans living with autism today. Read More...     Shari ...more

Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away (Sunday, May 9th). Do you know what you're going to give your mom? Gifts of time, and homemade gifts are probably some of the best gifts you can give your mom, but sometimes you live too far away to get together, or don't have time to make something special. ...more

Meg Whitman: Can Her $59 Million Save California?

I’ve never really gotten involved in politics.  But I was totally jazzed when Meg Whitman - a mother and wife who has had a successful career, including a 10 year stint as CEO of eBay, announced she was running for California Governor.  Everyone knows the state of California needs someone who can get things done, build consensus amongst wildly disparate groups and is transparent while doing it. ...more

If you read one blog post of mine, make it this one

[Cross-posted at] Funders expect the nonprofits they support to demonstrate impact, prove their effectiveness, all of which makes perfect sense.  Even when charities push back, donors still want to know that their dollars are going as far as possible to solve social problems.  But. ...more

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Donate To Haiti Through iTunes

Cool! You can make a donation to Haiti (Red Cross) through iTunes. It's as easy as downloading a song. ...more

Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

When I posted about How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors on Tuesday evening, there wasn't much information out yet about how to help, but now there are lots of posts and articles with lists of organizations you can donate to like:...more
I love to see people working hard for a good cause. This is a good article about the variety of ...more

How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors

The people of Haiti are going to need a lot of help after today's 7.0 earthquake. You can see photos of some of the damage as they come in on PicFog.Below is a quick list of organizations asking for donations. If you know of other ways to help, please post ideas in the comments. I'm particularly interested in hearing about grassroots organizations. ...more

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I've come across a blog where people affected by the earthquake can share ...more

Does Your Fundraising Make Me Feel Happy and Hopeful?

I've been sharing the Outside article, Nicholas Kristof's Advice for Saving the World with lots of folks this week. In it, the New York Times columnist and blogger writes about what mobilizes people to get involved in social change. The gist of his conclusions were:...more