A popular saying "a book is man's best friend" should include the word 'magazines' too. You will find magazines on almost any topic under the sun just as you would find books on a variety of subjects. Not only are magazines and books a source of information, they also keep you …More
Cause Marketing is another great guerrilla marketing weapon, and one that seems to be underutilized in the small-medium business community. In fact, when I look around, I see very few entrepreneurial businesses using this tried and true tactic; although I do see a number of larger companies using it extremely well.
So, what is cause marketing, anyway? At …More
‘Three Cups of Tea’ is a remarkably interesting and unbelievably honest tale of Mortenson’s mission to build schools for the children of the most remotest villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Honouring the memory of a deceased sister landed Mortenson at the foot of king K2 (the second highest mountain) in northern Pakistan where a failed attempt …More
"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on …More
Especially in this economy, everyone is looking to save a little cash where they can. As we all know, owning birds can get expensive! We’ve done some research and gathered what we dubbed as the ‘top 10’ ways to cut back on spending and make your dollar go a little further.
DIY Toys – you don’t …More
If you’ve accumulated a significant amount of money in traditional and rollover individual retirement accounts (IRAs), you may want to consider tax-efficient strategies that can reduce your tax burden and benefit your favored charities. IRAs, while an effective tool for retirement savings, may also create tax challenges when you start taking distributions, which are subject …More
It makes no difference whether you are a small group or a big one, all that matters is how hard you try to raise funds for your sports team, and to find some sports fundraising ideas that will help you achieve your goals in the most direct way possible. And all you need to do …More
Special libraries are collections that exist to serve the specific needs of their clients. The libraries are varied as their needs. However, the libraries do have common elements in the service that they provide, their focused collections and their knowledgeable staff who are able to adapt to the changing needs of their clients base. The …
After the attack at Pearl Harbor, in 1942, the U.S. Military joined with the American Kennel Club to establish Dogs for Defense. The American Kennel Club recruited dog owners to donate quality canines to the military. The Quartermasters Corps was responsible for supplies, food service and materials management. On March 13, 1942, the Quartermaster Corps of the army …More
Dan Poynter wrote in Successful Nonfiction that authors should never host autograph parties. Instead of merely signing their books, the thing to do was offer “mini-seminars.” In an August 27th, 2006 interview with Tee Morris for “The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy,” Annie Hololob, Community Relations Manager for the Harrisonburg, VA Barnes & Noble, confirms …More
If you are looking for what to have for lunch, try peaches and banana. Not only will they fill you up, you will take in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and still not add appreciably to your weight. Not bad if you are like me, not so young and watching everything you eat.
Why not? After all, …More
You probably thought that with “cash for clunkers” done and gone, there was no longer any incentive from the federal government to buy a new car. In reality, however, there are still a number of incentives for new car purchases on the books.
You can get tax deductions and dollar for dollar tax credits on all …More
Whatever the purpose or reason behind a fundraising event, it has to be successful. Fundraisers have to go smoothly and be successful so that the target or required funds can be realized by the individual or organization.
If it's your first time to organize a fundraising event, there are certain …More
Late Thanksgiving Day recently joined Black Friday and Cyber Monday as part of the early buying frenzy for the holidays. As November dawns, holiday advertising is already appearing online, on television, and in print.
Before getting caught up in the commercialism of the season, take time to remember the true meaning of the holidays. They represent …More
The world of fundraising can be both challenging and incredibly rewarding. While it may take lots of hard labor, nothing beats seeing the rewards that come from helping your charitable organization. Seeing a threatened species move into a recently restored site or the huge smile of a child receiving an unexpected Christmas dinner and …More
Just when you think there's nothing new under the cycle traveling sun – a new idea squirts some grease on your gears.
Like – Why not make French Cycle travel a lifestyle? Not just a vacation option?
Ok – not a new idea for me, bien sur, but …More
The Christmas season is here again and with it comes the year’s most excessive consumerism ever. The buying frenzy begins on Black Friday (for those in the U.S.A) and continues all season long. It’s also the time for racking up credit card debt and getting all stressed up with decorating, parties, shopping, spending etc,. etc., …More
Many people mean well and want to contribute solutions to local and global needs. People often want to act for the sake of “doing something”. Often this means poorly thought out ideas that are often unsustainable, or have little measurable social impact. Are these efforts actually helping? Are they solving problems or creating new ones? …More
Buying any new automobile is a fun part of life. Even if you are buying a previously used model – it’s still new to you. You get to finally get out of your older car and get one that is newer, shinier or more dependable. However, that brings about a problem: Now you have to …More
You may hear the sentence about “Anyone should not judge people by external appearances”. This statement is correct because what you see may not be real or may not be as you think they will be and their actions are, instead, what one should use to judge people because they can affect other people both …More