Guest Post: Late Nights and Your Nonprofit

Philanthropy Communication in a Digital World

By Katie Reynolds

A recent post on Beth’s Blog discusses the most important asset you can protect in your work: your sleep.

Throughout college and into life as an adult we cultivate, either consciously or subconsciously, the mentality that “one hour less of sleep equals one more hour of productivity”. This is especially true in the non-profit sector. We fill our days with meetings, fundraising, advocacy, people–and at the end of the day we find that we only got half of what we wanted to accomplish checked off.

‘But that task list! I have to get all of that stuff done today.’ This thought is then often followed with staying up into the wee hours of the night, sacrificing sleep in hopes that dependence on caffeine the following day will make up for it.

This is a dangerous path to tread down. According to Beth’s Blog, the Sleep Health Index

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US-Mexico Exchange Program: Classes Without Borders and Teach for America

US-Mexico Foundation: A Binational Initiative for DREAMers

After committing more than $1.8 million in 4Q14 grants, Western Union Foundation donates $150,000 to support a cross-border exchange program that will impact 10,000 students. Continue reading US-Mexico Exchange Program: Classes Without Borders and Teach for America

Nonprofit Tech: 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Donor CRM

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Growth Hack Your Fundraising

Kindful, a tech firm provider of fundraising and nonprofit management software, offers some good advice on their blog for selecting a CRM platform.

Continue reading Nonprofit Tech: 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Donor CRM

Emmy Award Winner LeVar Burton Joins AIDS Research Alliance’s Board of Directors

Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 2012 –(PR.com)– AIDS Research Alliance (ARA) today announced that actor/activist LeVar Burton has joined its Board of Directors. As one of seven members of the Board, Burton will play a key role in shaping AIDS Research Alliance’s program and fundraising.

“AIDS Research Alliance is honored to welcome Emmy Award-winning LeVar Burton to its Board of Directors,” said Carolyn Carlburg, CEO of ARA. “Since LeVar became our national spokesperson just over a year ago, his energy, knowledge and commitment have furthered the mission of this organization and cause. We are thrilled that his involvement will now grow.”

AIDS Research Alliance helped to make HIV/AIDS treatable, but 8,000 people still die of AIDS every day, while millions more with HIV may lose a third of their life spans. As an independent research organization, AIDS Research Alliance has moved the science forward, contributing to the approval of half of today’s HIV/AIDS treatments. Now, AIDS Research Alliance is dedicated to finding a cure, and is conducting research on its drug candidate, prostratin. Continue reading Emmy Award Winner LeVar Burton Joins AIDS Research Alliance’s Board of Directors

One in Four Homeless Students Graduate High School- This One’s Going to Harvard

Homeless to Harvard Student Speaks at Stanbridge College Commencement

Homeless to Harvard student Dawn Loggins inspired graduates and guests at the Stanbridge College 2012 Commencement Exercises with her story of overcoming homelessness with her acceptance into Harvard University. Continue reading One in Four Homeless Students Graduate High School- This One’s Going to Harvard

Super Typhoon Sanba Rocks Japan, South Korea

In the wake of Typhoon Bolaven, which struck Peoples Republic of Korea on August 28, 2012, Typhoon Sanba seeks to undermine disaster relief efforts in the region.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

Read more about Typhoon Bolaven relief efforts in this IFRC report.