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How do you continue to grow your business in a meaningful way that makes a difference? Implementing a Cause Marketing Strategy is an important first step.
But before you select a nonprofit partner – you need to create a Strategic Volunteer strategy and do your research. Effective cause marketing campaigns are built on solid foundations and taking the time to choose the best partner for your business is key to creating a successful outcome. More importantly, you need to think beyond the money. Strategic Volunteering is not just the monetary contribution. It’s also about donating time, products and services.
This week’s Guest, Susan Finch, is a web developer, strategic content and graphics creator, social marketing advisor, co-host/control room Google+ Hangout On Air maestro, and your personal web trainer. Susan also knows a lot about Strategic Volunteering and is sharing her best tips and advice for business owners.
Susan is the President of The Binky Patrol, a not-for-profit organization she founded 14 years ago to provide hand sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted blankets to unwed mothers for their newborn babies as well as children and teens in need of comfort: those who are ill, abused, in shelters, foster care or experiencing any type of trauma.
The stories at The Binky Patrol will make your heart sing with joy… you can easily get involved… and it’s easy to make a Binky… watch this video to learn more!
Please connect with Susan via her website, Google+, Twitter and The Binky Patrol. She would LOVE to hear from you!
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, airing live with Sandy Blankenship, from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce in California's Sequoia country!
On This Episode:
- Author John Marshall discusses his book ‘WIDE-OPEN WORLD: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever’.
- Cynthia Johnston of MoonMaid Botanicals talks Herbal Health.
- Chef Jeremy Manley of Jeremy’s on the Hill California Style Bistro in Julian, CA shares a Spring Recipe
- S. Ward Heinrichs, Esq. of Backstrom & Heinrichs Attorneys at Law in San Diego talks Employment Transportation Law
- Plus an update on the Bathtub Race in Three Rivers, CA as organized by Three Rivers B&B & Sequoia Comfort Inn
Have you thought about volunteering but struggle to find the time? Have you been resistant to volunteering or wonder if it really makes a difference? Join us on Friday, August 1st at 1:30pm PT, as we talk with Marian Yim and The Power of Volunteering.
Marian YIm is an attorney and community volunteer in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a Shareholder in the law firm of Wong Fujii Carter, PC. and is a Director on the Phoenix Industrial Development Commission. She is former Assistant Attorney General, law professor, and Counsel to the Mayor of Phoenix. She served on numerous local and national boards and commissions. She is a recipient of the Positively Powerful Woman Award 2013 and ACEL (Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders) Pacesetter Award 2013.
Howdy y'all! This week's show is all about the heart! I have a few things to spew about before my guest, International Motivational Speaker and #1 International Best Selling Author, Sabrina Martinez joins me.
I call baby girl, Sabrina, the Queen of Service while others refer to her as The Original Super Volunteer! She is all about serving others through volunteering, speaking, writing and coaching others in identifying their passions in life and DOING IT! Sabrina uses her professional expertise and Masters in Business to coach leaders to uncover their potential by peeling back the layers and discovering one's true heart's desires...what floats your boat! She is going to share with us, the why and how of The Passion Test. This truly is a mind blowing process y'all! You will want to learn this! Her story in her book "Pebbles in the Pond Wave Three" addresses an issue we all face at one time or another, the isolation of not feeling good enough and steps to address and squash those self-imposed lies! Check her out and pick up her book at SabrinaMartinez.com.
Our music this week is from a young girl breaking into the country scene (yep, believe it...I'm playing country music)! Julia Sheer's song "Should've Run" caught my ear and I like her drive. At 16 she began to upload music to youtube building her career. Check her out at juliasheer.com!
Can't wait to get this party started y'all! So set your clocks for Tuesday 8pm CDT (9E/6P). And as always, I am here to serve you, so drop me a line or two at mamachar.com, or @mamacharblessed on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and G+! Call in to talk to us at (646) 915-8605!!!
Vanessa Schiodtz from Seattle broadcasts another Spiritist talk from wordlwide speakers. Don't miss it!
We've talked about kindness here and we've talked about Belonging, volunteering is one way for you to do both while lifting your spirits and making a change in the world for the better! Essentially, YOU can CHANGE THE WORLD, simply by volunteering in any capacity.
Did you know that people who volunteer to help others actually live longer than people who do not volunteer? They also live longer than those who volunteer merely for self-satisfaction.
If you are unsure what to do or where to volunteer check this link out and it may help you get started: VolunteerMatch.org They will match you for positions in your area.
There are many agencies to join such as the following:
Points of Light
Habitat for Humanity
A Broader View Volunteers
The Salvation Army
Volunteers For Peace
If you don't see something you're interested in, keep looking until you find something. If you're interested in an organization or function go to them and see if they have any volunteer positions or suggest one as you offer your skills and when you can help! Connect with your Brilliance and Volunteer...you just might live longer!
I get asked this question constantly, ‘how do I do what you are doing’? The answer is that I do not have the answer, that is for you to decide and it begins with a discovery phase and personal volition.
I manage a company (K38) that is an educational provider for occupational users with the knowledge being applied to their agency requirements and area of operations. K38 is not an organization that provides volunteer opportunities for RWC use, but I do have supportive answers that I followed myself through the years to get to the level of volunteerism that I enjoy today.
My lessons learned were prior to RWC’s being accepted by safety agencies beginning in the late 1970’s, many years have passed and I’m still learning and adapting my knowledge base. There are great organizations you can investigate and interview to discover if you fit into their mission status and if you have a willingness to ‘pay your dues’ and join up.
Perhaps you don’t have a Rescue Water Craft background but you have passion for volunteering your energies. In the back of your mind there is a gnawing thought you visit often, you want to help. You don’t have any direct connections. You don’t know anyone and you don’t know where to start.
Perhaps you own your own Personal Watercraft and have assisted others in the past while out riding and you realize the value of helping others and want to apply yourself through a focused group effort. First off realize that you are addressing a ‘specific use’ of application.
Water Rescue Teams often employ several different methods, and disciplines or they may not use Rescue Water Craft (PWC). Typically a Rescue Water Craft is not the sole tool of water safety needs, it’s one of many employed on ‘some’ teams.
Let's look at constructive ideas for you!
People who understand the true meaning of the holidays know it's not about getting, it's about giving. And it shouldn't be over just 'cause the holiday has passed.
Margaret Ferry understands that. And she also understands how important it is to make volunteering a steady part of your schedule... even when you're short on time.
Margaret, who consults with international clients in 4 languages, discusses why volunteering is so important and how to find the time, on the 12/26 episode of PBP. Come listen!--Wendy Meyeroff
The Oklahoma National Guard and Air Guard have some of the best volunteers in the country! Volunteering is fast becoming a gateway to careers, experiences and opportunities throughout the state…and there is a place for you! This broadcast shines a light on the benefits and opportunities to get involved as a volunteer in the command, the community and state. You will hear from volunteers about their experiences and the real impact volunteers make – every day - in the lives of others.
Most people who practice daily gratitude are great at finding blessings in their lives, but occasionally something happens that rocks your world and makes you appreciate your life on an even deeper level. A series of events this week has definitely rocked my world and taken me to a whole new level of appreciation for my life and its blessings. It has also called me to reach out and help in a way I haven't before. Listen in as we talk about the blessings we take for granted and how every day can be filled with a deeper gratitude for every moment, challenge and blessing we encounter.