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Today Steve Gordon and Dana Reeves will be talking about a variety of topics, from the best cities to launch your startup, to whether or not you should drain your 401k to start your company, and if you’re having trouble figuring out what business to start, we’ll share 7 hot, but kind of wacky, ideas that entrepreneurs should consider.
They’ll also be talking with special guest, Lara Dolan, about the impact her volunteerism has had on her business and her family.
Currently a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Consultants, Lara specializes in residential and equestrian properties and lives here in Alpharetta with her husband and two daughters. She got her start in business with a number of sales and marketing positions with technology and consulting companies. After leaving the work force for a number of years while her daughters were young, she chose real estate as her marketplace re-entry point. Lara started her own company, Kismet Management, to help clients get through the real estate down-market by finding qualified tenants for their single-family homes, and managing those properties on behalf of her clients. In 2013, Lara sold Kismet Management and turned her focus toward traditional real estate, creating the Craft Dolan Team at Keller Williams.
In addition to work and family, Lara passionately supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, chairing several large fundraising events, and as a member of the Georgia CFF Volunteer Board. In 2006, family friends in New York lost their then 13-year-old daughter to cystic fibrosis. Suddenly it wasn’t enough to just write a check – and that’s when Lara’s commitment to raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was born.
in Self Help
NetIP Spotlight: Live Your Potential
Monthly show featuring experts on trending topics
Every 3rd Monday at 8:30 pm EST
The Intersection of Indian Culture and Hospitality Industry
with Ritu Singh, President, 2012-2014, NetIP North America
During this show, the audience will learn about: the following topics:
Finding the right nonprofit/volunteer opportunity for you
NetIP's four pillars of community service, cultural awareness, political awareness, and professional development
Developing leadership abilities in the nonprofit environment
The importance of fundraising for nonprofits along with tips & tactics
Host: Jasbina Ahluwalia
Have you ever wondered what it's like to minister in a prison? Have you ever wondered what it's like as a woman in prison? Have you wanted to volunteer and afraid to do it? Do you want to have compassion and love on prisoners? Well, this show will help you to have a better understanding of the prison ministry and how you can do so much just by your presence, love, and prayers. Chaplain Walker is a mighty woman of God and she will be happy to answer any calls with questions or comments.
Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru ( HOOP) is an internationally run NGO operating in Arequipa Peru, specifically in the Flora Tristan community, a small shanty town on the outskirts of the city where families , young mothers and children live in squalor, homes composed of haphazardly constructed shacks with a lack of basic services, such as electricity or running water.
It takes a Village to put together an NGO like HOOP. If you have ever wondered how you might do something similiar or become a volunteer for an organization such as this, then this show is for you. You will meet one of the principle architects and one of the 5 founders for HOOP, Dr. Shang Ju Li - from Taiwan, Alison Schmierer, HOOP's Program Director- Peru, John Vecchio, a volunteer teacher from New York state, Christian Collazos, a Volunteer Teacher from Peru and former student of HOOP, and Amina Belaïdi , Program Coordinator Intern for HOOP who lives in France.
Hoop’s goal is to make sure these parents receive their high school education so that their children will also receive a secondary school education. This is their way of ensuring that the cycle of poverty can be broken in the next generation.
The power of HOOPS Educational projects and priorities allows for everyone in the community to improve their lives.
Advocate? Volunteer? Serve? Where shall we start? How do I serve? What's my area of passion? How many hours do I contribute? How much do I donate? What's a 501c3? Join me At The Table and gain greater knowledge on becoming a volunteer, advocate, donor. To learn more about @ The Table With Gail go to our website: www.GailDudley.com
Thank you for joining us on Happiness Index, as we continue to deepen the conversation about Service: A Key to Happiness. You want happiness in 2015, service is the path. You want a better community, then give of yourself. One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. People who volunteer are the gule that holds a community together. The beautiful thing about volunteerism is that the person who gives of him or herself receives the benefit of giving. "Giving and receiving are the same." As we continue this topic of Service, we will be happy, because we will serve as we encourage you to serve. The benefits of service: 1. Service connects you to others 2. It helps you to make new friends and contacts 3. You gain new skills 4. Be happy find someone and somewhere to serve.
Advocate? Volunteer? Serve? Where shall we start? How do I serve? What's my area of passion? How many hours do I contribute? How much do I donate? What's a 501c3? Join me At The Table and gain greater knowleged on becoming a volunteer, advocate, donor. To learn more about @ The Table With Gail go to our website: www.GailDudley.com
Thank you for joining us on Happiness Index, as we continue to deepen the conversation about service, our conversation today will focus on Love and Service: A Path to Happiness. We are in the month of February, which is Black History month, and next Saturday will be Valentine’s Day. We believe that love is the essence of who we are and is evidence of the overcoming spirit of Black people in the American culture. If you want happiness in 2015, love and service is the path. You want a better community, then give of yourself. One of the better-known benefits of serving is the impact on the community and the person who is being of service. People who volunteer are the glue that holds a community together. The beautiful thing about service is that the person who gives of him or herself receives the benefit of giving. "Giving and receiving are the same." As we continue this topic of Service, we will be happy, because we will serve as we encourage you to serve. The benefits of service: 1. Service connects you to others 2. It helps you to make new friends and contacts 3. You gain new skills 4. Be happy find someone and somewhere to serve.
Taboo Talk, a Christian talk show featuring Lady Charmaine Day (www.ladycharmaineday.com). Taboo Talk helps individuals transform their mind, body, and spirit utilizing the principles of Jesus Christ! About Christopher Cathcart: Christopher Darren Cathcart is a published author; public relations, marketing and brand development expert; and a noted social entrepreneur. In 1995, Cathcart founded OneDiaspora Group, a Los Angeles and Washington, DC-based communications consulting firm whose clients have included Jaguar Cars, Hidden Beach Recordings, UniWorld Group, Inc., Heart & Soul magazine, among others. His first book, The Lost Art of Giving Back, a how-to guide to volunteerism, was published in 2007. His second book: HBCU Experience, The Book was published in 2014. A graduate of Howard University, Cathcart has more than 27 years of public relations experience in the entertainment, corporate, and political fields. Before starting OneDiaspora Group, the Plainfield, NJ, native was an executive at some of the world’s leading entertainment and media companies. Beyond the world of communications, Cathcart is also highly respected in the advocacy and service communities. He works tirelessly in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and education, as well as mentorships for at-risk youth. In 2004, Cathcart launched Ledge magazine, the nation’s first and only HIV/AIDS awareness publication written by and for Black college students. And for more than a decade, Cathcart has served as a mentor with Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles. Cathcart is also a PR and marketing instructor at a leading film school in Los Angeles and has conducted marketing/branding workshops. Visit Chris at www.blackcollegebook.com
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Guest Brent Sobol of Sobol Realty and Legacy Community Housing Corporation provides insight into crime problems in apartment commuities, stories about properties he has successfully turned to crime free, and steps that landlords and management can implement to change their property from a crime zone to a crime FREE zone.
Brent has ownership in 3000 units and is actively engaged in the daily operation and management of property in Atlanta, GA. Brent's non profit organization promotes respectable affordable housing as well as educates the apartments industry on crime free housing best practices.
Brent is active in Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and other service organizations, Brent was the recipient of the J.C. Penney United Way Volunteer of the Year Award as well as the Congressional Silver Medal for over 500 hours of volunteerism. In 2007 and 2008, Brent was a back to back winner of the highest professional honor in the apartments industry, the National Apartment Association (NAA) Paragon Award. In 2009, the Atlanta Police Department bestowed upon Brent the first ever Citizen of the Year Award for pioneering efforts to reduce crime and create safer neighborhoods in Southwest Atlanta.
Brent is a third generation real estate professional, Brent holds a Georgia real estate license and is a member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, Atlanta Jaycees, Washington University Regional Alumni Board. He has taught real estate investing and property management to numerous groups and in conjunction with the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and NAA.
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