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Advancing the Donor’s Hero Story for Greater Mission Involvement [Video]

Nonstop Nonprofit Podcast | “One Weird Secret” to avoiding overwhelm during stressful fundraising moments To listen to this full conversation: https://nonstopnonprofitpodcast.com/episodes/one-weird-secret-to-avoiding-overwhelm-during-stressful-fundraising-moments — ► Subscribe to Our Channel: @Funraiseplatform Funraise provides exceptional, friendly digital fundraising technology. Built with innovation and nonprofit experience, Funraise's state-of-the-art donation management tools centralize fundraising management in one platform, making it easy to create lasting impact with nonprofit-first technology. Experience why organizations like United Nations HCR and National Wildlife Federation trust Funraise to power their fundraising. Because your cause is our cause. —- For all Nonstop Nonprofit Podcast episodes: https://nonstopnonprofitpodcast.com/ For more for your nonprofit, find us online: Website: https://www.funraise.org/ Strategy & Inspiration: https://www.funraise.org/resources More Resources: https://www.funraise.org/blog

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A veteran now has a place to sleep thanks to V.E.T.S. nonprofit [Video]

For years, a 64-year-old Marine veteran has been living on the streets of Maine. Now, thanks to Boothbay V.E.T.S., John Thorn has a place to sleep.Ed Harmon’s Boothbay Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter organization has a goal to get homeless veterans off the ground and into beds.”Three years ago, when we started this, the number was 101 that we knew that were on the ground sleeping. Now it’s around 288. They’re back under a bridge. They’re on somebody’s car, or they’re in somebody’s garage. And they don’t know that they’re trying to get out of the cold, but they’re on the ground freezing,” Harmon said. Harmon’s organization builds trailers that offer veterans a warm place to sleep. He says if someone’s willing to plug in the trailer, the nonprofit will bring it out.Once a person is able to get back on their feet, Harmon says they clean up the trailer, refurbish it and put them back out.For Thorn, having a place to sleep means a lot.”Here, I have a bed, I have safety. I know it’s right here, right in front of my face, and it’s still hard to believe, I can’t. Like here, it’s another step, hopefully. Another step somewhere,” he said.

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A veteran now has a place to sleep thanks to V.E.T.S. nonprofit [Video]

For years, a 64-year-old Marine veteran has been living on the streets of Maine. Now, thanks to Boothbay V.E.T.S., John Thorn has a place to sleep.Ed Harmon’s Boothbay Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter organization has a goal to get homeless veterans off the ground and into beds.”Three years ago, when we started this, the number was 101 that we knew that were on the ground sleeping. Now it’s around 288. They’re back under a bridge. They’re on somebody’s car, or they’re in somebody’s garage. And they don’t know that they’re trying to get out of the cold, but they’re on the ground freezing,” Harmon said. Harmon’s organization builds trailers that offer veterans a warm place to sleep. He says if someone’s willing to plug in the trailer, the nonprofit will bring it out.Once a person is able to get back on their feet, Harmon says they clean up the trailer, refurbish it and put them back out.For Thorn, having a place to sleep means a lot.”Here, I have a bed, I have safety. I know it’s right here, right in front of my face, and it’s still hard to believe, I can’t. Like here, it’s another step, hopefully. Another step somewhere,” he said.

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Veteran now has place to sleep thanks to Maine nonprofit V.E.T.S. [Video]

For years, a 64-year-old Marine veteran has been living on the streets of Maine. Now, thanks to Boothbay V.E.T.S., John Thorn has a place to sleep.Ed Harmon’s Boothbay Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter organization has a goal — to get homeless veterans off the ground and into beds. “Three years ago, when we started this, the number was 101 that we knew that we’re on the ground sleeping. Now it’s around 288. They’re back under a bridge. They’re on somebody’s car or they’re in somebody’s garage. And they don’t know that they’re trying to get out of the cold, but they’re on the ground freezing,” Harmon said.Harmon’s organization builds trailers that offer veterans a warm place to sleep. He says if someone’s willing to plug in the trailer, the non-profit will bring it out. And once a person is able to get back on their feet, Harmon says they clean up the trailer, refurbish it and put them back out.For Thorn, having a place to sleep means a lot: “Here, I have a bed, I have safety. I know it’s right here, right in front of my face, and it’s still hard to believe, I can’t — Like here, it’s another step, hopefully. Another step somewhere.”Maine’s Total Coverage Chief Photographer Sean Guiggey has the full story in the video player above.

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Leading Well By Living Well! [Video]

Kishshana Palmer, the CEO of Managemint, Inc. brings her vibrant energy and thoughtful approach to leadership and work-life balance, highlighting this frothy discussion emphasizing the significance of self-care, fun, and personal growth in effective leadership. Her approach to addressing common challenges in the nonprofit sector and beyond offers a refreshing perspective on balancing work and life while achieving professional success. Cohost Julia Patrick starts by praising Kishshana on how she navigates important conversations in a world that has undergone significant changes due to the global health crisis, civil unrest, economic shifts, and demographic changes. She posed the age-old question: "Is it possible to lead well and live well?" Kishshana responds emphatically, stating, "It's the age-old question, and I'm going to have to give a resounding yes." She highlights the importance of self-care, drawing parallels between the feeling of well-being after self-indulgence (like a facial or deep cleaning) and the daily routines and rituals that can provide a sense of everyday luxury. She emphasized the need to prioritize oneself and treat oneself well to be an effective leader. The cohosts add in that being busy doesn't equate to productivity. Kishshana offers advice on breaking away from the constant grind, distractions, and deadlines that often overwhelm us, and introduces the concept of business being a trauma response, explaining that being busy can serve as a way to avoid dealing with personal issues. She stressed that slowing down and focusing on self-care is essential for effective leadership. The conversation then shifted towards creating a thriving team, pointing to the importance of modeling behavior and fostering a work environment that encourages both productivity and fun. Kishshana shares insights on how her company values fun, making laughter an integral part of their work culture, engaging managers to reward team members for bringing their personalities and interests into the workplace. The discussion also toucheds on the challenges of balancing work and personal life in a remote work environment. Kishshana outlines infusing creativity, fun, and play into remote team interactions, mentioning activities like book clubs, podcasts, and virtual lunch and learns, and reminding us that people have different energy needs. You can also listen to the show on your favorite podcast channel. Additionally, the American Nonprofit Academy provides news, inspiration, and training for the nonprofit and social impact community. #fundraising #nonprofit #socialimpact

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Local Students Attend White House Youth Engagement Forum [Video]

Fox 5 was there as 60 high school students from Prince George’s and Prince William Counties heard from Captain America actor Chris Evans and other government officials. Evans and actor, director and producer Mark Kassan are the founders of A Starting Point. The civic engagement platform is a non partisan channel of communication that connects Americans with elected officials to inform. All the students at the forum are members of Close Up. The foundation based in the DMV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that has brought millions of students to Washington D.C. for a close up view of the federal government.

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What the public think of charities using AI | CAF [Video]

What are donor opinions about charities using AI and what does that mean for how charities might implement the technology? Our new research reveals all…~Follow us at:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charitiesaidfoundationTwitter: https://twitter.com/CAFFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharitiesAidFoundation/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charities_aid_foundation/Website: https://www.cafonline.org/