Watch and Interact: Change the Game with Atlanta Nonprofits and Crowdfunding Experts Live from Boardroom March 11, 2013

Ever wished you could pause a conference - take in a little bit at a time - spend more time with experts - NOW YOU CAN!   RouteTV.com and DryerBuzz.com launched Change the Game Over Lunch starting New Year's and continues as we split your favorite conference topics into bite sized morsels to enjoy and implement with coaching along the way. ...more

Change the Game with Atlanta Nonprofits and Crowdfunding Experts Live from the Boardroom March 11, 2013 | Women's History Month

Ever wished you could pause a conference - take in a little bit at a time - spend more time with experts - NOW YOU CAN!   RouteTV.com and DryerBuzz.com launched Change the Game Over Lunch starting New Year's and continues as we split your favorite conference topics into bite sized morsels to enjoy and implement with coaching along the way. ...more

Book Review: Twitter for Good

Nonprofits can and must use social media to further their mission and engage with their audience. This book review of "Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time" gives some specific outlines on how nonprofits can do just that. ...more

Can Volunteer Work Help You Land a Job?

If you are re-careering or out of work and looking to re-enter the workforce should you consider volunteering for an organization as part of your job strategy? Absolutely yes! Here's why volunteering is a great way to increase your chances of landing a job you really want. It empowers you to: ...more
This is such terrific advice!  Volunteer work is a terrific way to brush up your skills or even ...more

Multiple ways to help The Dougy Center

As a board member of The Dougy Center, I never tire of telling friends and acquaintances of the great work done by this Portland-based nonprofit. So I'm pleased to have an excuse this week to toot the horn again. ...more
@victorias_view Thank you. The Portland program has led to the establishment of hundreds of ...more

The season of giving

United Way. American Heart Association. Habitat for Humanity. American Cancer Society. FINCA -- Foundation for International Community Assistance. These days, not a day goes by when the mail doesn't bring a year-end appeal for this charitable organization or that one. The envelopes and their contents vie for attention, almost like earnest first-graders raising their hands in a classroom. Look, here are some address labels. No, we've got Christmas cards. Hey, here's a free nickel to kick-start your donation. Wait, we're giving you a 2012 calendar! ...more

The Haves and Have-Nots

Monday was my regular day off from work. Among the errands I had that day was dropping off a couple bags of books and videos at the Goodwill store in my neighborhood. That same afternoon, I headed down to my wireless carrier and finally got an upgrade for my iPhone. Moving up to the 3GS for free left me feeling pretty good about my choice. I didn't have a compelling reason to invest in the just-released 4S, which came with a hefty price tag and quite a bit more cultural cachet. ...more
@Sofia Michaels Thanks for your comment. I sit here and wring my hands even as I hope retailers ...more

Some blog love for Rough and Rede

Wow. I could not be happier. I decided to take on the challenge of posting one item a day in November as part of National Blog Posting Month, and already I'm getting some blog love. My very first post for NaBloPoMo -- "The Haves and Have-Nots" -- is a featured member post today (Nov. 8)  in the Money topic on BlogHer.com, which hosts the thousands of bloggers participating in NaBloPoMo and claims to reach some 26 million women. ...more

What are you good at? Use it for the Greater Good!

Do-Gooder Spotlight:  Kyla Duffy   One of the objectives I had when starting this blog was to feature people who are doing good things and doing so in creative or unusual ways that could inspire the rest of us to figure out how to fit more good into our daily lives.   A great example of this is Kyla Duffy of <...more

Celebrating Volunteers: Roberta Romero

I’m sure that you have met many people through the years that have made doing good and volunteering an intrinsic part of their lives for altruistic reasons.  Well, I think they deserve all the praise and recognition we can give them. As a society, we sure do seem to write about celebrities and sports figures as if they are contributing something valuable to the greater good or social change; this is just wrong. We are celebrating celebrity over substance and work that is really going to make a difference in the lives of others....more