10 Ways Non-Profits Can Save On Expenses

Any organization must work to keep expenses at a minimum in order to remain viable. This is especially true of non-profit organizations.While for-profit organizations mainly focus on increasing the bottom line, non profits must focus on the bottom line and using net gains to reinvest in servicing their mission. There are many areas where non-profits can look at their budget, work on the strategic plan and find ways to save on expenses....more

Spring is Perfect for a Mixed Bag

Photo by Mixed Bag DesignsSpring is ...more

Fundraising on Facebook

Photo by Sean MacEnteeFundraising on Facebook can be a great way for...more

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Smile and say, "Cheese!"In this age of technology, we are constantly taking photos, posting, tweeting, snap chatting, whatever…..to share our life’s moments.  It is ironic that we are willing to share a photo of what we ate for lunch or a selfie of ourselves in the mirror,  but rarely do we think to take photos of the pancake breakfast we served to raise money for the new stage curtains, or the car wash we sponsored for the baseball team, or the game night we hosted to raise money for books for the library....more

It's Time for a Night Out!

After a long winter break (made even longer for many of us thanks to the horribly frigid weather), us moms really need a break.Not that we don’t love our wonderful children, it’s just that sometimes we could use some time to ourselves with friends.  So, we asked ourselves - is there a way to achieve this level of paradise AND make some money for our organization???The answer?  There most certainly is!Mom’s Night Out...more

The Made-by-Me Workshop

We used to have a holiday shopping event at our school.  A fundraising company would bring in all sorts of knick-knacks (junk) and the kids would bring in their money and “shop” for gifts for family and friends.  The school would make a percentage of the profit and….Voila - fundraising.  Blech!...more


Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” - Robert H. Schuller...more

From Rags to Riches to Rehab: Lessons From the Ted Williams Story

The story of Ted Williams captivated the hearts and imaginations of millions this month. This is a rags to riches story of a homeless veteran with a golden voice that took him off the street corner begging for change to the sets of the Today Show, The Tonight Show, The Early Show, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, and Dr. Phil. He had a tearful on-air reunion with his mother, and a public talk show inspired meeting with his children....more

By serendipity I had coffee this weekend at a church fashioned into a tearoom and met many ...more

A Word About Assasinations

As one of the national figures in the Animal Welfare arena I feel that something must be said and some leadership shown in the wake of the Arizona massacre. Many of us feel passionate about our mission and believe that our cause is a righteous one. All of us work with factions with whom we disagree and of whose tactics we disapprove. Those of us who study history and the arcs of civil movements and revolutions would concede that there have been successful uses of civil disobedience and strong rhetoric....more