In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat with Diane Lebson about her new book For a Good Cause. Learn the many ways to serve as a nonprofit volunteer, how to make a difference when you don't have time, how to set boundaries, and how to develop your philanthropic brand. Direct download: Tranquility du Jour #581: For a Good Cause Subscribe in your favorite podcast app such as Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon. Visit kimberlywilson.com/podcast for more. New to Tranquility du Jour? Learn more here. Upcoming Events Pet Loss Support Session: May 17 at 7:30 pm ET Mid-Year Virtual Retreat: July 9, 2-4 pm ET Coterie Waitlist: Opens late 2022 Guest Diane is a first-generation American, the daughter of working-class, Polish immigrants who instilled in her a strong work ethic and desire to “do good.” After studying international relations in college, Diane stayed in Washington and began her nonprofit career on the national staff of United Way, the largest charity in the United States. Over the course of seventeen years, she managed United Way's national literacy program, managed the national board of trustees, and built a women's giving program that has to date raised over $2 billion and mobilized over 70,000 philanthropists. After leaving United Way, she went on to lead US fundraising operations for an international nongovernmental organization that served orphans and abandoned children, oversaw a leadership turnover at a large public library foundation, served as the Chief of Protocol at the US Embassy in Australia, and led the women's giving program for the American Red Cross. In 2018, she and her husband cofounded Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, a national consultancy that helps nonprofit organizations, individuals, corporations, and foundations achieve their philanthropic goals. Diane is a published author of For a Good Cause: A Practical Guide to Giving Joyfully and a frequent speaker at conferences. Video YouTube interview link Find Our Guest Diane Lebson | Facebook Diane Lebson | Agent for Good (@dianelebson) • Instagram photos and videos Diane (Grzyb) Lebson, CFRE | LinkedIn Diane Lebson | Agent for Good. (@diane_lebson) / Twitter Let's Connect Receive inbox love through Love Notes: invites, inspiration, and more. Browse my 6 Books and planner. Follow along on Instagram and YouTube. Shop seasonless, vegan, locally-made, eco-friendly fashion: TDJ by Kimberly. Share a review on Apple Podcasts, Amazon, or Goodreads and you may hear it shared on the show.
On this day in 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Clara Barton said, "I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them."
My client arrives to rehearse her high-stakes keynote. She's giving this speech in front of thousands upon thousands of people. Before she begins, I say to her, “Today, we're going to start at the end. So go ahead and run through your closing paragraph now.” That throws her off. She responds, “I've memorized my talk in a very specific order. Isn't that going to mess me up?” Then I ask her how many times she's rehearsed her opening paragraph. “I don't know, maybe at least 75 times?” And the closing of her talk? “Oh. Maybe a handful--five?” Aha! Speakers tend to focus on the opening. They go through it from the beginning, make a mistake before getting to the end, start over, make a mistake again, start over, and over. And over. And over. It's like a pilot focused on getting the takeoff right but not the landing! And it goes on this way for days or weeks. When I explain this to my client, she says, “Kymberlee, I never thought of it that way,” which segues nicely with my special guest today. Sun Yi runs an award-winning digital agency that focuses on helping personal brands tell their story by challenging their thinking. And his actual tagline is “I never thought of it that way.” In this episode, he and I discuss things like: What elevates a story (and how is a narrative different from a story)? How do you know you're being as vulnerable enough in your storytelling (and what's the difference between vulnerability and a sob story)? Where do people using stories for business purposes tend to screw up? And how can you use storytelling in your brand when there's no conflict in your personal story? What you will learn in this episode: How to correctly set up your story for an emotional payoff What mistakes entrepreneurs make when telling personal branding stories How to engage in “micro-storytelling” for social media audiences (and algorithms) Who is Sun? Sun Yi founded Night Owls, an award-winning digital branding agency based in New York City. For over 12 years, he's used his passion for personal branding to help brands go from zero to over a billion dollars in revenue. His company has a well-earned reputation for its expert branding, marketing, and copywriting knowledge, as well as its high-quality website design and client service. Sun built his firm with culture in mind. After starting and quitting so many times, he decided to put community first and create a collaborative environment where he and his employees felt passionate about putting love and care into their work. As a result, Night Owls has attracted household names like Spotify, Columbia University, and the American Red Cross as well as best-selling international speakers and authors like Mel Robbins, Gabby Bernstein, and Jay Shetty as part of their clientele. Sun also loves teaching and creating educational content on Instagram for personal brands. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycles, listening to audiobooks, watching Youtube videos, and doing yoga. You can learn more about him and Night Owls at his website. Links and Resources: Sun Yi and Night Owls @SunYiCo on Youtube @sun.yi and @nightowls on Instagram @sun.yi.nightowls and @nightowls on Facebook @sun_yi and @nightowls on Twitter @sunyi-nightowls and night-owl-interactive on LinkedIn Storytelling School Website @storytellingschool on Instagram @storytellingSchool on Facebook
Wrapping up our four part mini-series on Wildland fire and forestry with Dr. David Godwin, PhD. I want to thank our sponsor of the mini-series, Limmer Boot Company. Limmer believes in the power of growing communities and relationships in the outdoors, and they know that the moments of introspection and self-reliance learned there, can transform any individual. So if you're looking for your last pair of hiking boots, check out Limmerboots.com to learn more.Like many, David was so impacted by his time on staff as a Ranger, that upon returning home to college, he changed his major to focus on natural resources. Today David is the Director of the Southern Fire Exchange program with the University of Florida School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics. The Southern Fire Exchange is part of the larger Fire Science Exchange Network which exists to accelerate awareness, understanding, adoption, and implementation of readily available wildland fire science information.In 2014, David was thrilled to return as a Visiting Forester, where he shared his passion for and told the story of fire. He also utilized the site specific location, overlooking Cito Reservoir, to discuss the impacts of fire on natural resources such as water - as they say in the West: "Whiskeys for drinking, but waters for fighting over." David also shares his experience at Black Lake, NM - where in 2013 he assisted in a prescribed fire training exchange, also known as TREX. Lastly, David shares some great stories from his time on staff. David remains active in Scouting, and ironically, he learned of the Zastrow Cabin being lost to the Cooks Peak fire while enrolled in a Woodbadge course in his home state of Florida. I want to thank everyone who contributed to this feature series, and especially to those working around the clock to protect lives and structures during the Hermit's Peak / Calf Canyon and Cooks Peak fires. Links for the Ben Horne Memorial and Ben Horne Memorial Prize at the University of California San Diego.Closing song by Will Kemple-Taylor titled "Unfolded.” Will grew up in Cimarron and worked on Philmont staff in a variety of roles in the early 2000s including CHQ Maintenance, PC Beaubien, PC Pueblano, and Bear Researcher. Will reminds us to consider donating to the Philmont Fire Recovery and Mitigation fund, as well as the All Together New Mexico fund, and American Red Cross local disaster relief.For more music by Will Taylor, follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Philmont Experience:2001 Participant - OA Trail Crew Trek 2002 Ranger / Rayado Ranger2014 Philmont Visiting Forester2015 PTC Student (WFA Trainer Course)Notable Mentions:John SawykoLanceMary StueverChris SawyerTrevor LombardiBen HorneSupport the show
Front-line blood collection workers employed by the American Red Cross are rallying for a fair contract and safe staffing levels. AFSCME Local 3145 President Joe Tine and Council 4 Staff Rep Scott Soares join us to discuss how and Red Cross workers are mobilizing in Connecticut and nationwide. Click here to tell Red Cross that front line workers deserve a fair contract
Join us on Be Brave at Work for part 2 of our conversation with Marshall Goldsmith. Dr. Goldsmith, a New York Times #1 bestselling author, has written or edited 47 books which have sold over 3 million copies, been translated into 32 languages, and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries. Amazon recently recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books Ever Written' - and included Marshall's "Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There." He is the only living author with two books on the list. His other bestsellers include: "MOJO, Succession: Are You Ready?," "The Leader of the Future" and "How Women Rise" (with lead author, Sally Helgesen). His newest book is "The Earned Life: Lose Regret and Choose Fulfillment." Marshall's acknowledgements include: Global Gurus - Corps D 'Elite Award for Lifetime Contribution in both Leadership and Coaching, Harvard Business Review - World's #1 Leadership Thinker, Institute for Management Studies - Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching, American Management Association - 50 great thinkers who have influenced the field of management and BusinessWeek - 50 great leaders in America. He is featured in the documentary movie, "The Earned Life." Dr. Goldsmith served as a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. His Ph.D. is from UCLA's Anderson School of Management - where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. His MBA is from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business - where he was the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. He is one of a select few executive coaches who has worked with over 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Advisory Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, and leaders of the International and American Red Cross – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year. Marshall has over 1.3 million followers on LinkedIn and over 3 million views on YouTube. Hundreds of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available (at no charge) online at his website listed below. People from around the world have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared his resources tens of millions of times. Links of Interest LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Website The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment A special thank you to our sponsor, Cabot Risk Strategies. For more information, please visit them at CabotRisk.com Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! More information about Ed, visit Excellius.com © 2022 Ed Evarts
Following up from yesterday, did you find your lost socks? Do you have an interest in tying up loose ends? For that’s mostly what this May 10, 2022 edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement shall be, with bits and bobs from previous weeks knitted together in this 377th edition of this newsletter and or podcast. I’m your host, Sean and or Tubbs. Send this on to someone new so we can grow the audience!On today’s program:Transit officials from Burlington, Vermont chat with Charlottesville-area transit officials about efforts to carry more public school students on public transportation The latest campaign finance reports are in for the race for the Republican nomination in the 5th Congressional DistrictStonefield will be the next place in the area that people can relax in public with an alcoholic beverage And both Albemarle and Charlottesville are still recruiting lifeguards to open up the swim season First shout-out: The Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign It’s springtime, and one Patreon subscriber wants you to know that the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign is a grassroots initiative of motivated citizens, volunteers, partner organizations, and local governments who want to promote the use of native plants. This spring the group is working with retailers across the region to encourage purchase of plants that belong here and are part of an ecosystem that depends on pollination. There are plenty of resources on the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Facebook page, so sign up to be notified of lectures, plant sales, and more!Good raises $71K in April; Moy did not file FEC report by deadline There are ten days remaining in the race for the Republican nomination for the Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent Bob Good faces a challenge from Attorney Dan Moy of Charlottesville. Yesterday was the deadline for candidates to file a report for campaign activity between April 1 and May 1, a report that only applies to candidates who are seeking a party nomination through a convention. (details on FEC website)Good raised $71,058 in the period and spent $74,225, leaving a balance of $370,131.54. (read the report)Updated after publication:Moy filed a day late and reported $7,870 in contribution in April and the campaign spent $38,127.13. The challenger had $17,682.75 on hand at the end of the period. (read the report)The winner of the Republican convention on May 21 will face Democrat Joshua Throneburg in the general election. Throneburg was the only candidate to qualify for the primary ballot. (read all of campaign finance reports for the 5th District filed with the Federal Election Commission)Supervisors support Stonefield as a Designated Outdoor Refreshment AreaA live music program at one of Albemarle County’s mixed-use communities got a boost earlier this month when the Albemarle Board of Supervisors agreed to a letter of support for an Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority license known as a DORA. “A DORA is a designated geographic area licensed by the ABC annually that allows the consumption of alcoholic beverages, (wine, beer, mixed beverages) in a public space and a private space which include things like streets and lawns, and within any business without an ABC license as long as the business agrees,” said Roger Johnson, Albemarle’s economic development director. These designated outdoor refreshment area licenses have been used in Scottsville and last month, one was used in Charlottesville for the Tom Tom Festival.“I will mention to you that I spoke with the director of economic development from Charlottesville and there were no complications with this particular event,” Johnson said. Johnson said beverages purchased at individual restaurants at Stonefield could not be transferred between those businesses. In this case, a nonprofit organization will be the entity that technically applies for the license. “And what we’re asking you to do is provide a letter of support that verifies that Stonefield consulted with a local municipality and they will submit that with their ABC application,” Johnson said. An ordinance would be required if an entity wanted to hold more than 16 events a year or for more than three days. Until then, all that’s required is a map of the DORA, a public safety plan, and designated cups.“Also required at the events are specific containers that are no larger than 16 ounces with the name or the logo of the retailer from which it was purchased,” Johnson said. In the case of Stonefield, they’ll produce the Music on the Lawn events and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence will be the nonprofit partner. But the whole point is to drive business.“Stonefield informed us that onsite traffic increased by 25 percent when they held Music on the Lawn,” Johnson said. “The point being, we will be helping existing businesses with the foot traffic.” Supervisor Diantha McKeel asked that there be outreach to the people who live in the apartments and condominiums at Stonefield. She was also concerned with the potential waste from the plastic cups. “Is there a way to brainstorm or think about what other options we could provide that are not just, I mean, we’ve switched to paper here and I don’t think these cups are going to work,” McKeel said. “I am saying that it’s something to think about.”Johnson said that could be made as a condition of the letter of support. A vote to authorize that letter passed unanimously. The first event will be held on May 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lifeguards still sought for summer seasonMemorial Day Weekend is less than three weeks away, marking the beginning of the summer outdoor swimming season. Both Albemarle and Charlottesville are preparing to open lakes and pools and need more lifeguards to ensure services can be offered to the public. The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department will hold a job fair at Carver Recreation Center on Wednesday May 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. that will cover more than just lifeguards.“A sample of positions that are currently open include: camp counselors and directors, lifeguards (includes signing bonus), aquatic fitness and program instructors, instructor-American Red Cross, athletic officials, landscapers, custodial maintenance, aquatic maintenance, adaptive camp staff, customer service attendants, and more,” reads the website announcing the job fair. In mid-April, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were told by staff that new lifeguards in Charlottesville are signing bonuses, and all of them are eligible for end-of-season bonuses. (story)Albemarle County is also seeking lifeguards and needed 19 new employees as of last Wednesday in order to open on a full schedule. Until then, there is a contingency plan. “We’re going to be moving forward with plans to open two of the three swim parks, Mint Springs and Chris Greene Lake,” said Trevor Henry, Albemarle’s assistant county executive. “We’re having issues getting enough [people] to staff Walnut Creek and so in order to safely open up the parks, the plan will be to start with those two.”In the hopes of opening up Walnut Creek, Albemarle County is also recruiting for lifeguards and will pay $15 an hour, plus reimbursement for any certification costs. Apply online. Charlottesville will open up the city’s four spray grounds this weekend, according to a news release that went out this morning. Learn more on the city’s website. Today’s second shout-out goes to LEAPWe’re now well into spring, and many of us may have already turned on our air conditioning units for the first in months. To see what you can do to get the most out of your home, contact LEAP, your local energy nonprofit, to schedule a home energy assessment this month - just $45 for City and County residents. LEAP also offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If someone in your household is age 60 or older, or you have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!Regional Transit Partnership briefed on efforts to use public transit fleets in Vermont to carry students to school In the nearly five years the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership has been in existence, there have been many conversations about how various systems might be made more efficient. One idea that has been discussed is the combination of transportation for school pupils with regular transit. “For Burlington, the school district has a handful of school buses for special needs kids but the majority of the school population rides Green Mountain Transit buses to school,” said Peggy O’Neill Vivanco, the Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator. At their meeting on April 28, 2022, the members of the Regional Transit Partnership learned about efforts in Burlington, Vermont to do just that. Those efforts stemmed from a commonly asked question in the Green Mountain State. “Why do we have two public transit systems?” asked Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. “One for students, one for the public. That’s really inefficient. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get the public on school buses because school buses go everywhere and they go places that are hard to reach by transit.”Wallace-Brodeur said a group came together to study the issue with funding from the Vermont Agency of Transportation as well as the Energy Action Network.“We started out by looking at where our public transit system is currently providing services that students can access,” Wallace-Brodeur said. “There had been some research done for one of our regional planning commissions on the topic where they really dug into some of the legal issues and some of the other challenges that could come with this.” Wallace-Brodeur said the best path forward was to adjust public transit to provide more service to middle school and high school students. “Anybody can ride the bus,” Wallace-Brodeur said. “There’s really no barrier to that. Anyone can ride the bus including little kids, older adults, anybody. The general public can get on the bus. Not so for school buses.”Some of that work extended to the exurbs of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. Wallace-Brodeur said the group worked with school systems that were open to the idea. Two goals are to build lifelong transit riders and to fill service gaps.“One of the things we hear a lot about is that students can’t access some after school activities if there isn’t a late bus or something that can get kids home after extracurriculars so if students don’t have personal transportation, they miss out on really important opportunities which then becomes an equity issue,” Wallace-Brodeur said. How does it work? Jamie Smith is the director of marketing and planning for Green Mountain Transit.“We operate during the school year ten additional routes,” Smith said. “The [Federal Transit Administration] doesn’t really allow traditional school transportation to be operated by a public transit agency but they do allow for us to increase our capacity during the academic school year,” Smith said. Wallace-Brodeur said there had been an attempt to reroute some rural transit routes in eastern Vermont to serve a pair of high schools, but that ran into some obstacles due to COVID. Mike Reiderer is with Tri-Valley Transit which serves Addison, Orange, and northern Windsor counties with commuter routes. He pointed out that many school children are transit-dependent until they have a driver’s license and a car. “We were looking at an addition to one of these routes that would be able to transfer students basically from one high school to another to take more advantage of those after school opportunities,” Reiderer said. “Worked great, great partnership, really great information sharing that really culminating in our ability to provide that service. I think it was one of those instances where COVID came to bite us once again.”Reiderer said he hopes that partnership can be resumed by the next school year. Speaking of schools, the Burlington area is home to several institutions of higher education, such as the University of Vermont. Smith explains that an entity called the Chittenden Area Transport Management Association runs a transportation demand management program that seeks to get more people on buses, including university and college students.“And we have an agreement with them, an unlimited access agreement where students are able to use their IDs to ride for free in our system,” Smith said. The University of Vermont also has its own system of shuttle buses that run the inner loop of their campus in Burlington which has a student population of about 13,300. Champlain College also has a bus that runs throughout their campus. I’ll have more from the April 28, 2022 meeting of the Jefferson Area Regional Transit Partnership in a future edition of the program. If you can’t wait, take a look at the meeting on YouTube now. So far, there are 3 views. Why not give it the Charlottesville Community Engagement bump?Help Ting help support Town Crier productions! 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WGLT's the Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, May 10, 2022. New analysis from the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council shows not only that the housing shortage is significant, but it's also grown since the last study done five years ago. Plus, American Red Cross workers speaking in Peoria say the conditions under which they're working are contributing to a nationwide blood shortage.
Join us on Be Brave at Work for part 1 of our conversation with Marshall Goldsmith. Dr. Goldsmith, a New York Times #1 bestselling author, has written or edited 47 books which have sold over 3 million copies, been translated into 32 languages, and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries. Amazon recently recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books Ever Written' - and included Marshall's "Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There." He is the only living author with two books on the list. His other bestsellers include: "MOJO, Succession: Are You Ready?," "The Leader of the Future" and "How Women Rise" (with lead author, Sally Helgesen). His newest book is "The Earned Life: Lose Regret and Choose Fulfillment." Marshall's acknowledgements include: Global Gurus - Corps D 'Elite Award for Lifetime Contribution in both Leadership and Coaching, Harvard Business Review - World's #1 Leadership Thinker, Institute for Management Studies - Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching, American Management Association - 50 great thinkers who have influenced the field of management and BusinessWeek - 50 great leaders in America. He is featured in the documentary movie, "The Earned Life." Dr. Goldsmith served as a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. His Ph.D. is from UCLA's Anderson School of Management - where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. His MBA is from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business - where he was the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. He is one of a select few executive coaches who has worked with over 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Advisory Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, and leaders of the International and American Red Cross – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year. Marshall has over 1.3 million followers on LinkedIn and over 3 million views on YouTube. Hundreds of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available (at no charge) online at his website listed below. People from around the world have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared his resources tens of millions of times. Links of Interest LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Website The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment A special thank you to our sponsor, Cabot Risk Strategies. For more information, please visit them at CabotRisk.com Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! More information about Ed, visit Excellius.com © 2022 Ed Evarts
The Pale Blue Dot is one of the most famous photographs ever taken, though you may not recognize the subject at first glance. NASA's Voyager I spacecraft launched in 1977 and traveled the solar system, transmitting images back to scientists on Earth and forever changing our view of our celestial neighbors. In 1990, as it was passing Neptune, Voyager turned its camera back to Earth and took a photo. This picture, taken nearly 4 billion miles away, shows Earth as a pale blue dot. The planet doesn't look like much, but it does show just how small we are in the grand scheme of things. And it's breathtaking. On National Space Day, we celebrate the wonder of the universe and what they teach us about life on Earth. In the midst of the Civil War, an unlikely hero emerged. This person was not a soldier or even a politician. Clara Barton, a trained nurse, was working as a patent clerk, when she decided to leave her civilian post to serve in the conflict. She attended the sick and injured troops on both sides of the front line, bringing food and medical attention wherever it was needed most. This earned Clara Barton the unofficial distinction of being an Angel of the Battlefield. She went on to found the American Red Cross and is celebrated today in both the North and the South. On National Nurses Day we celebrate the hard work and dedication of the people on our front lines today. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Everyone starts somewhere and for Niki Gomes, it was at the front desk of a hotel where she worked her way up to hospitality management, before pivoting to accounting and finally to the American Red Cross, where she is currently Senior Internal Auditor. Niki tells ISACA's Melissa Swartz about her passion for people, technology and how the pandemic changed her work life to better connect with her family. Dive deep into this Industry Spotlight episode as Niki discusses why young Black and Latina women are under-represented in the industry and her plan to remedy that divide, mentoring and what her advice is for the next generation. Tune in now to hear all of Niki's inspiring story! For more information, check out out https://www.redcross.org/ Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe for more ISACA Production content.
1. May is National Stroke Awareness Month and we checked in with Nuvance Health neurologist, Dr. Wright about prevention and signs of a stroke. ((00:10)) 2. The American Red Cross is sounding the alarm in New Haven. We got the details on their smoke alarm program and why you should make a fire escape plan. ((12:4)) 3. The BBC is reporting an increase in obesity cases in Europe due to online delivery. Wellness coach, Amy Llinas, says it's a problem in the US too! What you can do to curb the problem. ((19:12)) 4. Science you may not Know: Scorpions that glow... ((2:515)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Sustaining donors are important to every nonprofit. Their recurring donations help provide financial stability and fund ongoing programs and services. For donors, monthly giving offers convenience and the satisfaction of knowing they're supporting their favorite nonprofits all year long. In today's podcast episode, we talk with the American Red Cross and To Write Love on Her Arms, organizations on both sides of the nonprofit budget spectrum, to illustrate how monthly giving can work for nonprofits of any size or budget. We recommend visiting the monthly giving pages of both nonprofits featured in this episode. They serve as great examples of how to make the case for monthly giving: Red Cross Champions https://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/monthly-giving.html TWLOHA Blue https://give.twloha.com/campaign/twloha-blue/c128961 Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Kathryn Baccash is the Director of Supporter Marketing + Development at To Write Love on Her Arms. She oversees how TWLOHA's supporters connect with their mission through their store, annual campaigns, and year-round giving. She helps tell the stories of both the organization and those who support it as they work together to create space for honest conversations about mental health. https://twloha.com/ Melissa Rutan is the Senior Associate Consumer Marketing and Fundraising at American Red Cross. She's passionate about connecting people to causes and empowering them to be agents of change. Over the last 10 years, Melissa has strived to create ways financial donors can meaningfully support nonprofits through integrated back-end processes and special events. Melissa joined the American Red Cross in 2017 and is currently focused on driving monthly donor strategy, building upon one of the most valuable donor segments. https://www.redcross.org/ Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics.
As spring comes to an end, Utah and many western states are preparing for continued drought and more wildfires. So how can you prepare your family and your home in case of a wildfire? Benjamin Donner with the American Red Cross has tips to help you evacuate safely during a wildfire and how make your home fire-safe now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What does it mean to "go to work" if you don't actually leave the house? How can you keep your remote workers engaged and keeping their eye on the long-term career goal? Naresh Vissa talks about these things and more with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel. Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer The Kevin Eikenberry Group and Co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. Wayne is host of the groundbreaking podcast, The Cranky Middle Manager Show, which was one of the first leadership podcasts to be included in the list of 50 Top Influential HR Blogs by BNET. His clients include the American Red Cross, Schneider Electric, Dell, and several departments of the United States and Canadian governments. For 20 years, Wayne worked as a stand-up comedian touring throughout North America, headlining clubs and concerts. He appeared on the TV show “Evening at the Improv” and opened for bands such as Chicago and Hall and Oates.They are both bestselling co-authors of The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, and the new book The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere. Website: www.Patreon.com/WorkFromHomeShow www.KevinEikenberry.com www.RemoteLeadershipInstitute.com www.WayneTurmel.com www.WorkFromHomeShow.com
Tom McDonald talks about The Chosen's marketing scheme. Koby Langley shares about American Red Cross's works of mercy in Poland and Ukraine. Fr Nicholas Napolitano provides our Sunday Gospel reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.
“I love The Rugby Odds more than ice cream, puppies and the beaches of Bali.” – Mother's Journal NEW YORK, NY – #WWE Legend John Bradshaw Layfield, “God's Gift to Rugby and Mankind” Gift Egbelu and malevolent maestro Matt McCarthy are joined by a special guest, all the way from the Hundred Acre Wood… but he forgot one key article of clothing. Anyway, if you want to be thoroughly entertained, get rich (spiritually) and have a good time, this episode will definitely butter your biscuit. Included: -Liam "The Cleaver" Fawsitt -Actual Major League Rugby Analysis -Purr-fect Cat Puns -Matt vs Free Jacks' fans -WWE's "Johnny Spoons" -More Gift Egbelu hashtags: #SouthrenGuy #Molloped #FamilialProximity -Sheehy Auto Stores Pop Rugby IQ Quiz -Money $tats Also check out our other segments including: The MLR Show https://rugbywrapup.com/2022/04/major-league-rugby-mvp-fave-beaudein-waaka-highlights-opinion-from-ryan-matyas-ray-mccarthy/ And The College Rugby Wrap Up Join our team, Rugby Wrap Up, on the #RedCrossBloodApp and help the American Red Cross save even more lives. https://redcrossblood.app.link/jointeam/50741 Watch... Listen/Download the Podcast version... Please share and join our weekly newsletter: http://rugbywrapup.com/weekly-updates/ Find All Here: -Web: http://www.RugbyWrapUp.com -Twitter: https://twitter.com/RugbyWrapUp @RugbyWrapUp, @Matt_McCarthy00, @JonnyLewisFilms, @LizardRugby, @LanningZach, @ColbyMarshall2, @Junoir Blaber, @JWB_RWU, @MeetTheMatts, @Declan Yeats. -Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/RugbyWrapUp -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RugbyWrapUp -YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RugbyWrapUp -Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/RugbyWrapUp #USARugby #MajorLeagueRugby #RugbyWrapUp #OldGlory #RugbyATL #MLR2020 #SixNations #WorldRugby #SuperRugby #Top14 #PremiershipRugby #Pro14 #URC #UnitedRugbyChampionship #RugbyOdds #RugbyBetting
Scott Hill, the General Manager of Theatre West Virginia is our guest in this episode. Scott has spent some of his life as a lifeguard, a pet shop cage cleaner, an American Red Cross blood donor recruiter, and Rocket Boys Festival director. That list ought to give you some insight into the kind of person that Scott is. He is fun. Dedicated. Outspoken. And you can bet he has stories to share! Join us as we explore more of the life, work, and world of Scott Hill. Find out more about Theatre West Virginia here: https://www.theatrewestvirginia.org #laughinglovingandalive #vodcast #theater #performingarts
Scott Hill, the General Manager of Theatre West Virginia is our guest in this episode. Scott has spent some of his life as a lifeguard, a pet shop cage cleaner, an American Red Cross blood donor recruiter, and Rocket Boys Festival director. That list ought to give you some insight into the kind of person that Scott is. He is fun. Dedicated. Outspoken. And you can bet he has stories to share! Join us as we explore more of the life, work, and world of Scott Hill. Find out more about Theatre West Virginia here: https://www.theatrewestvirginia.org #laughinglovingandalive #vodcast #theater #performingarts
The May issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today's bonus episode of the podcast, we're diving deeper into one of this month's feature stories, “Recognizing Water Safety Month.” In celebration of May being National Water Safety Month, the article explores best practices for safety in and around the water, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion. On today's show, I am joined by the author of the article, Tara Eggleston Stewart, CPRE, division chief for aquatics and athletic facilities for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in Prince George's County, Maryland. Tara has been in the aquatics profession since she was 15 years old, and as she has grown in the profession, she has always relied on her passion for aquatics and making a difference to drive her interests and growth, versus focusing on how she might be perceived by a profession where few people looked like her or had a similar background. Aside from her work at Maryland-National Capital, Tara has also served on NRPA's Aquatics Network, the American Red Cross' National Training Services, the Association of Aquatic Professionals, and Diversity in Aquatics. Tune in to the full episode below to learn more about Tara, how she got into the field of parks and recreation, and why making water safety programs more equitable and inclusive is so important. You'll also learn: Why drowning is a national public health crisis that disproportionately impacts communities of color and people with disabilities How park and recreation professionals play a role in ending the drowning crisis How M-NCPPC is fostering and supporting the development of a “water-well” community through its various programs and partnerships How M-NCPPC's new Southern Regional Aquatic Wellness Center was designed with accessibility in mind How agencies can hire and retain qualified and diverse lifeguarding staff How to engage our communities in critical conversations and activities around water safety during National Water Safety month and beyond, and much more! Related Links and Resources: The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Department of Parks and Recreation – Prince George's County, Maryland Aquatics at M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Southern Regional Aquatic Wellness Center Virtual Grand Opening (video) May is National Water Safety Month NRPA Aquatics Resources American Red Cross Lifeguard & Water Safety Training The Association of Aquatic Professionals Diversity in Aquatics Pictured: An aquatics staff member from Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County, Maryland, provides swim lessons to a child at a Make A Splash event at the Sports and Learning Complex. Photo by Cassi Hayden.
Tomás Prower discusses the use of magic in resistance and warfare through history around the world. International author Tomás Prower's latest book Warrior Magic (Llewellyn) is a multicultural journey into understanding the role of magic in resistance and warfare around the world. Tomás looks at how people have allied with spirits and the divine to defy their oppressors, and also features empowering anecdotes and hands-on activities shared by contributors from spiritual traditions and cultures across the globe. Tomás is a graduate of the University of California: Santa Barbara, and holds degrees in Global Socio-Economics and Latin American & Iberian studies. Being a natural-born globe trekker, he sought additional education at the Universidad de Chile while working as a translator for their literature department. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, he was given the opportunity to become a cultural liaison for the French Government in South America between France, the United States, Chile, Peru, and the member states of Mercosur. During this time, he traveled extensively in the Amazon Jungle, learning as much as he could about the region's indigenous peoples. Upon returning to the United States, Tomás moved to Reno and became the External Relations Director for the American Red Cross in Nevada before moving back home to Los Angeles where he had a brief stint as a night-shift mortician. Now, he pursues his fascination for the mystical side of life as a full time writer and author giving lectures and workshops around the globe.Host Bonnie Burkert melds the worlds of media and higher consciousness, sharing tools for transformation to find our highest Truth. www.instagram.com/yogi_bon
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is coordinating with Azamara to offer two cruises that will benefit three charities: The American Red Cross, CARE, and the International Relief Committee. More information: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/tabernacle-choir-azamara-collaborate-support-global-relief-efforts
Mary Barneby finds herself among very notable women, Juliette, and Clara. The Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross share some history. Both are over 100 years old, and both were started by women. Clara Barton was 60 when she founded the American Red Cross in 1881. Juliette Gordon Low was 52 when she founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912. And back then, that was considered quite old. Did I mention…Mary is the Regional CEO of the American Red Cross, a journey she started in the mist of the pandemic, September 2020. For eight years prior to joining the Red Cross, Mary had been CEO for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Our conversation covers so many areas - from disasters to mental health and healing, to helping find those who are missing. During the pandemic, it helped many stay up-to-date in their career by volunteering in a variety of different areas.
Give the gift of life on May 20th! Join our team and the Red Cross for the Vigo County Community Blood Drive on Friday, May 20th at Haute City Center. Make an appointment to roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life from 12p-6p at 3401 S US HWY 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Historically, during Memorial Day weekend & summer vacation, the number of critical accidents in the area sees a huge spike – that means your help is more vital than ever! To schedule your appointment-https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=midwestcom You can also visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to get registered. Requirements to Donate You must have a Blood Donor Card or Driver's License or two other forms of ID. You must be 17 years or older. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
From the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Communications Director Dave Skutnick and Regional Communications Manager Alana Mauger, discussed being prepared for an emergency. We talked about recent tragedies in New York and Philadelphia where families were lost in fires and we discussed their free smoke alarm programs. May 6 through the 21 they will be canvassing neighborhoods installing free smoke alarms in a campaign they call Sound the Alarm. They talked about the need for planning, noting that you have seconds to escape. They ask us all to have a family plan for evacuation and for a meeting location and tell us to practice it until the youngest child knows what to do when the alarm goes off. We also discussed evacuation or sheltering in place during an emergency as hurricane season is here. Dave reminds families to plan for no power with cell phones, batteries, and activities. We then discussed the current blood supply, as always at this time of year, critically low. They asked us to become a donor, describing the process, recommending we all download their RAPID PASS blood app to make it even easier to give. We spoke on the need, for accident victims and surgeries, but also for the chronically ill or cancer patients who rely on the supply. The Red Cross needs to collect 600 units daily to keep up. You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment. Finally, a reminder that everything you need to keep your family safe, through disaster, weather emergencies, shelter in place or evacuation, and more, can be found at their website. If you need alarms, you can visit their Home Fire Safety web page or call 215-299-4029. REDCROSS.ORG
Season 8 Episode 8 Lynn Cohen, American Red Cross-Delaware Valley Chapter speaks about Giving back to Humanity – Volunteering with the American Red Cross. To volunteer go to: https://www.redcross.org/local/pennsylvania/southeastern-pennsylvania/volunteer.html
HR requires an urgent overhaul to deliver greater business value and innovation. Moving beyond discussion, companies are increasingly acting, examining the capabilities of the HR department, establishing learning opportunities, refreshing HR strategies, and updating their connections with internal business partners. SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., talks with PCTY Talks host Shari Simpson about the major "reset" happening in HR right now and what the future holds. Guest: Jonny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers, and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR." Mr. Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, the McGuireWoods law firm, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He is the author of the national bestseller, RESET: A Leader's Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval, which delivers a candid and forward-thinking vision for leaders to reimagine their company cultures in a time of global upheaval and presents data-driven strategies to make the necessary foundational reset of all things work. Immediately upon its release in September 2021, RESET was in the top three of the Wall Street Journal's list of best-selling hardcover business books. All author proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation, which is committed to empowering HR as a social force for change. He was appointed chairman of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and served as a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board during the Trump Administration. He is a Trustee of the University of Miami, Governor of the American Red Cross, and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education, iCIMS, and XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO). In 2020, Mr. Taylor received the Distinguished Executive of the Year Award from the Academy of Management, and he was named 2021 ALA Professional Society CEO of the Year by CEO Update. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Mentioned in the episode: Book: RESET: A Leader's Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval
On today's episode of American gypC Podcast we are talking to Don Gatewood about Resume Development and Salary Negotiation. For 21 years, Don Brien Gatewood has led several nonprofit initiatives in Detroit and Washington DC. Gatewood has led large teams, program operations, strategic planning, accounting, communications, compliance regulations, fundraising for several organizations including American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and Washington and the Center for Workforce Inclusion. Gatewood is currently co-founder and CEO of The Initiative Baltimore, a Professional Leadership Consultant, and the host of the podcast, Leadership and Professional Development with Don Gatewood. He completed his bachelor's studies at Wayne State University and master's degree at University of Maryland. Gatewood also has a Certified Workforce Development Professional, DTM in Toastmasters International, Board of Director at Oglethorpe, Labor Management Committee, and a Contract Negotiator. Guest Link: https://linkr.bio/qx5znn American gypC Podcast Website: http://americangypc.com Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/klaccikcarpenta IG: https://www.instagram.com/americangypcpodcast Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0m40c7gVhMJQVqrRmtRi3E --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/american-gypc/support
Does your nonprofit organization need a CFO? After all, it's not about the money but the mission. The reality is that to pursue the organization's mission successfully, you need financial support. Here is where the role of a CFO steps in and where Dave Damond will help us understand that better. David is responsible for developing and implementing the overall financial strategy and stewardship of the March of Dimes, management of accounting, budget, compliance, internal audit, and bank relationships. He also spent over 20 years at the headquarters of the American Red Cross, where he was the head of finance for the blood division that generated over $2 billion in revenue. Today, Dave reveals what it takes to become a successful CFO in the nonprofit space. In this episode, we discuss: - The role and responsibilities of a CFO in nonprofit space - Hiring the right CFO - What does it take to Become a Successful CFO at a Nonprofit Organization? For more interviews from the CFO Weekly podcast, check us out on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player! Presented by Personiv https://insights.personiv.com/cfo-weekly
On Thursday's show: Several Houston areas have recently had racist fliers distributed in certain neighborhoods. We learn more. And a representative from the The American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region tells us about recent blood shortages in the area. Also this hour: We check in with Kam Franklin and other members of The Suffers. We hear their new single, Don't Bother Me, which it out today and discuss some of what's happening in Houston's music scene these days. Kam was also at the Grammys last weekend, and her newest project, Bayou City Comeback Chorus, makes its premiere at the Art Car Ball Friday. And we visit the Rice University baseball program's new high-tech pitching lab.
Brenda Asterino is a poet whose soul journey has led her to become a voice against ethnic persecution. She brings awareness to the human condition of judgement and persecution based on religion, ethnicity and in all forms, In this episode, we will learn how her past lives intertwine with her epigenetic memories and present life experiences with suppression of ethnicity. Hear how her poetry reflects humanity's struggle and acts as a witness to our collective journey. Our guest this episode is:Brenda Asterino Brenda Asterino is a poet who has many years of training in Energy work and Body Work including classes from various academic institutions, churches, mystery school organizations and non-organizations (1979 - 2021). I love being with family and grandchildren. I was a private and public educator in Ohio, USA, and elsewhere for about 20 years until a car accident took me out of my career. Presently volunteer with KLOI-LP 102.9 FM, American Red Cross, and other. Making culture and our world a better place for our children and grandchildren is a main concern. Poetry: Pathways, Walking Through Creation can be found at amazon, B&N, Village Books https://www.sidekickpress.com/project/pathways/ http://brendaasterino.com/ Purchase Brenda's book Pathways: Walking Through Creation Amazon here https://amzn.to/3K5YyXT (affiliate link) https://lopezisland.com/directory-2/brenda-m-asterino/ (Brenda's Website) https://www.youtube.com/user/brenaster (Brenda on YouTube) Podcast Overview:Welcome to the Infinite Life Podcast. I'm your host Katische Haberfield. I am an Intuitive Sound Healer and Past Life Regression Therapist and every Monday morning you can tune in on your favourite podcast player to listen to a new episode. This FREE podcast will provide a combination of solo and guest episodes around the theme of the infinite nature of human life. For you are a spiritual being in a human body who has never died, just changed costumes from life to life in order to have experiences that helps their soul grow and expand. This podcast is for you if you wish to make sense of your life, by understanding your past, present and future incarnations. My hope is that this podcast helps you weave together the strands from all lifetimes so that you can make peace with your journey and understand that you are a perfect expression of your soul in this moment, in this incarnation. Get involved with the podcast!I'd love you to be involved in this conversation, as we look at many different perspectives and learn together along the way. It's not a one-way conversation, you can be involved by asking questions and sharing your stories on the podcast voice recorded at https://katische.com/the-infinite-life-podcast/podcast-recorder (https://katische.com/the-infinite-life-podcast/podcast-recorder) . Purchase Brenda's book here : https://amzn.to/3NUCiT7 (affiliate link)
Colonel Caroline Pogge leads a discussion about Operation Allies Refuge to evacuate at-risk Afghans and resettle them in the United States. Colonel Pogge is G39 Civil Affairs Planning Team Chief, U.S. Army Europe & Africa. Guests include: Deanna Swainer, American Red Cross; Colleen Denny, Spirit of America; Tyler Waterhouse, Department of State - Population, Refugees and Migration; Josh Mater, Department of State - Population, Refugees and Migration; Gina Kassem, Department of State - Population, Refugees and Migration (Camp Liya); Master Sergeant Larry Lloyd, USAREUR-AF G39 OAR Lead Planner; Major Susan Graler, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade Detachment Leader; and Captain Josh Black, B Company, 415th Civil Affairs CAT Leader, Camp Liya (Kosovo). Recorded during the 2021 CA Symposium. Sponsored by Tesla Government and LC 38 Brand. The One CA Podcast is brought to you by the Civil Affairs Association.
Photo: American soup kitchen in Galatz. Roumanian laborers patronize the American Red Cross soup kitchen set up at Galatz on the Danube. These kitchens were turned over to the Americans by the Roumanian Army. #Inflation: Global risk of recession. Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-fed-s-preferred-inflation-gauge-rose-5-4-in-march-the-highest-since-1983/ar-AAVIk2U?OCID=ansmsnnews11
The 5th CoServ blood drive is coming up on April 8 and the need for donors has never been greater. CoServ Charitable Foundation and Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Ebert joins Darreck to discuss the need for communities everywhere to band together to replenish the diminished blood reserves and save lives.To book your appointment, go to RedCross.org and search CoServ using the "Find A Drive" tool. Alternatively, you can download the Blood Donor American Red Cross smartphone app, which will let you schedule and manage your appointments.Schedule a Blood, Platelet or Plasma Donation | American Red Cross (redcrossblood.org)
Jayne Amelia speaks with CASA Debbie Dullabaun who has been of service to her community for close to 30 years.In 1998 after the death of her six year old son, Dale Lee Dullabaun III, Debbie began to work in his memory with several non-profit organizations. Along with volunteering for many years with the American Red Cross and the San Fernando Valley Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART), in 2020 Debbie became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer representing the needs of youth in the Los Angeles child welfare system. Debbie has also been active in the Compassionate Friends grief support organization, serving as the founding chair of its Diversity Commission, and as a member and president of TCF's Board of Directors. She is also a volunteer grief counselor with Our House, which provides grief support services in the Los Angeles area.Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)Compassionate Friends Our House"No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers." - Ronald Reagan
Jed Selter / Author of The Lion Who Flinched, President & Executive Director of Caring Clowns International Jed has a unique background. His perspective on relationships and heart felt passion for people stem from an unorthodox background and life experiences. At the age of 15, Jed went to work in Spanish Harlem in New York City. In high school and college, Jed worked with deaf and blind children. After graduating from college, he spent 5 years as an Officer/ Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations working in Intelligence in the Pentagon. Jed then pursued a management career in industry and retired as a mid-level executive from a Fortune 50 company. Jed is founder and president of JS Associates, Inc. Although not currently active, JS Associates helped organizations to align people's efforts with the organization's focus, create an exciting and collaborative workplace, accelerate productivity and quality improvement, and exceed customer expectations. Among his many professional accomplishments, Jed has led national initiatives and represented industry associations in resolving policy issues with numerous government agencies and the White House. Throughout his career, Jed has been a guest and keynote speaker at forums and seminars on the topics of motivation, leadership, and effective management, in addition to topics on intellectual property protection. He is an experienced facilitator and executive coach. Jed is a co-founder, President and Executive Director of an all- volunteer charitable nonprofit, Caring Clowns International. Since its inception in 2002, Caring Clowns International's members have clowned in over 35 developing countries and across the United States. In addition, the organization provides funds to other nonprofit with missions to help children in need. Caring Clowns International has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to over 50 nonprofits helping kids. Please see the website, www.caringclownsinternational.org. Jed is a former 10 year volunteer with the American Red Cross, having served on one board and chairing another, managing a group of government liaisons with the local county Department of Emergency Management, acting as a community leader for Services to the Armed Forces, and managing a team of disaster relief volunteers. Jed holds a BS degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Iowa State University. He is graduate of several Air Force and industry advanced management courses and a graduate level management development program at Penn State University. You may contact Jed at Email: email@example.com. Mobile: (425) 890-2092 https://youtu.be/y3VV57rFgw4 Dan Weedin / First Underwriters Insurance Brokers (Host) Phil Symchych / SME Wealth Builder Corp (Co-Host) Jed Selter / The Lion Who Flinched, Caring Clowns International (Guest)
Hola Mami's! Today's episode I have a very special guest, she is my main muse for my creative art visions, my sista from another mister, a powerful female figure who is apart of my tribe. I introduce to you Zeyi Moise. Zeyi is originally from The Democratic Republic of the Congo and was rescued by the American Red Cross during an African War. She was given the opportunity to start a life in the United States. She is an incredibly talented woman who has found a passion in modeling and fashion. She has been living a double life between being a professional healthcare provider and also being a contracted signed model for two different agencies. Zeyi is beyond stunning and has beautiful strong features that has brought the modeling industry a whole new look. To see more of this goregous soul make sure to give her a follow IG: @Zeyi.moise
On today's episode of American gypC Podcast we are talking to Don Gatewood about how to start and operate a non-profit. For 21 years, Don Brien Gatewood has led several nonprofit initiatives in Detroit and Washington DC. Gatewood has led large teams, program operations, strategic planning, accounting, communications, compliance regulations, fundraising for several organizations including American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and Washington and the Center for Workforce Inclusion. Gatewood is currently co-founder and CEO of The Initiative Baltimore, a Professional Leadership Consultant, and the host of the podcast, Leadership and Professional Development with Don Gatewood. He completed his bachelor's studies at Wayne State University and master's degree at University of Maryland. Gatewood also has a Certified Workforce Development Professional, DTM in Toastmasters International, Board of Director at Oglethorpe, Labor Management Committee, and a Contract Negotiator. Guest Link: https://linkr.bio/qx5znn American gypC Podcast Website: http://americangypc.com Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/klaccikcarpenta IG: https://www.instagram.com/americangypcpodcast Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0m40c7gVhMJQVqrRmtRi3E --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/american-gypc/support
In this episode of Change It Up Radio, I am joined by Claudine Van Gonka to talk about the nationwide blood crisis in the U.S. and the importance of donating blood. We all know how much the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world as a whole, but there are so many individual consequences that have stemmed from these difficult times. One of these consequences is that the U.S. is currently facing its worst blood shortage in over a decade due to the pandemic fueling a decline in blood drives and overall blood donations across the nation. With this national blood crisis, the San Diego Blood Bank, and blood banks across the country, are experiencing a major decline in donor turnout. These collection challenges have disrupted blood supply, resulting in alarmingly low inventories of blood products for the community. My guest, Claudine Van Gonka, the Director of Community Relations and Marketing for the San Diego Blood Bank, joins me today to discuss the current national blood shortage, how this crisis evolved, and what we can do about it. She explains the importance of keeping blood drives going, making appointments to donate, and doing so on a regular basis if and when eligible. Claudine also provides information about who is and isn't eligible to donate blood, along with how the donation process works and what to expect. To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com
3:05pm: Biden leading from behind on Ukraine 3:20pm: U.S. to ban Russian energy imports 3:35pm: Guest: Josh Holmes, Founding Partner of Cavalry LLC and co-host of The Ruthless Podcast 3:50pm: MSNBC's Joy Reid: World paying attention to Ukraine because it's a 'White ... Christian nation' 4:05pm: Study: Children Are Severely Behind in Reading 4:20pm: Democrat Daniel Uhlfelder — aka the ‘Grim Reaper' — running for Attorney General 4:35pm: Guest: Andrew McCarthy, Fox News Contributor, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney For Southern District Of NY 4:50pm: Biden blams Putin for high gas prices 5:05pm: Guest: Janice Dean, Senior Meteorologist for FNC 5:20pm: FOX Corp donates $1 million to the American Red Cross for Ukraine relief efforts 5:35pm: Bill Barr on Special Report 5:50pm: Homestretch: Inventing Ana review Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show, B-sox was joined by Tina Potthoff from Hy-Vee to talk about their Disaster Relief Team, and how they are helping out when disasters strike. https://www.kggo.com/ https://www.hy-vee.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HyVee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disasters Untold is a six-part American Red Cross in Greater NY podcast that provides an intimate look at some of the emergencies that have shaped our country over the past 20 years. It examines the Northeast Blackout of 2003, 9/11, Hurricane Maria, the 2018 Campfire (Paradise, CA), and the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Interviews with survivors, first responders, volunteers and news reporters bring different perspectives into focus and offer lessons for handling future emergencies.
Driving through the Rocky Mountains usually means spectacular views and up-close encounters with wildlife. But on the wrong stretch of road at the wrong time of year, it can also mean coming face-to-face with deadly wildfires. Robert Craig found himself trapped by flames and didn't think he would escape — until, suddenly, a stranger arrived.We also speak to Tony Briggs, regional chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Central California Region. Tony discusses what to do if you find yourself caught in a wildfire, how to prepare yourself and your home in case you must evacuate, and what should be in a go bag.The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position. The American Red Cross logo is a registered trademark owned by The American National Red Cross. For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.
This episode of On Point features a conversation between Lisa Benitez, the Chief Diversity Officer at the United States Military Academy West Point, and Herman Bulls, International Director and the founder of JLL's Public Institutions Business Unit. Herman also serves on several high-impact public, private and not-for-profit boards including USAA, The American Red Cross, The Military Bowl, Comfort Systems USA, American Campus Communities, and the West Point Association of Graduates. He is founder, President, and CEO of Bulls Advisory Group, a real estate and management advisory firm. Herman completed 12 years of active duty service with the United States Army, and retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008. He is part of the West Point graduating class of 1978 and received a MBA from Harvard Business School.In this episode, Herman talks about leading the initial charge for diversity, equity, and inclusion at West Point. As well, gives insight into how the school has continued to expand those efforts across the organization from the board, staff, and faculty to athletics, admissions, and alumni. He helped establish, and was the first chair, of the AOG board's diversity committee, and continues to support West Point AOG to be the most connected and inclusive alumni group in the world. ---------------“When we were focusing on it [Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion], my intent was that I certainly want it to be totally inclusive and we need to make sure we include all of our graduates for all minorities. We need to include everybody. However, my objective, when I set this up, was to say, we're going to focus on the African-American graduate body and we're going to get them engaged, and we're going to make this academy better for everybody. That was the intent of it.” - Herman Bulls---------------Episode Timestamps(00:40) Herman's Involvement in Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives(03:55) How Diversity and Inclusion was initially received at West Point(05:45) West Point Diversity Conference(09:30) Diversity and Inclusion Representation among Staff and Faculty(11:55) Establishment of Diversity and Inclusion Committee as Part of Board(12:55) Herman's Role as Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Board(15:00) Diversity and Inclusion Representation for Athletes(15:51) West Point Special Interest Groups(16:50) Corporate Governance(17:15) Diversity Makeup within Board and Advisory Committee(20:44) Importance of Candid Conversations(24:10) Minority Visitation Program and other Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives(28:00) Need for Resources(28:45) Diversity and Inclusion Role in West Point Alumni Connectivity(35:45) Herman's West Point Experience vs. his Son's(40:25) Philanthropy and Margin of Excellence Program(47:00) Post Graduate Scholarship Distribution and Awards for Minorities---------------LinksHerman Bulls LinkedInHerman Bulls TwitterWest Point Association of GraduatesOn Point Podcast
When Debra Ashton's community was hit by a flash flood, her first step was to check on her senior tenant next door. When she came back outside, floodwaters were raging and her street had become a river. Debra ended up in the water and was swept away several blocks, praying she would make it out alive. Those prayers were answered when a helicopter pilot named Joel Boyers got a frantic phone call asking for help. The weather was far from ideal, but Joel felt he needed to help.We also speak with Jennifer Pipa, vice president of Disaster Programs at the American Red Cross, about how to prepare for flooding if you're in a flood-prone region. Jennifer also talks about what you should have in your “go bag,” plus what to do during and immediately following a flood.The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position. The American Red Cross logo is a registered trademark owned by The American National Red Cross. For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.
The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage. The lack of blood drives and a decline in donors has created the worst shortage in over a decade. Meanwhile, more than 20 lawmakers, including Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, have called for a change in federal policy. Currently, men who have sex with men must abstain for 3 months in order to be eligible to donate blood. Angel Montes is a regional donor services executive with the American Red Cross. Jonathan Frochtzwajg is the public policy manager with the Cascade AIDS Project and Prism health. They join us with details.