Archive | Uncategorized RSS feed for this section

Maven’s latest Tweets!

26 Nov

Share

29

Tweets now on my home page!

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

13 Jan

Share

Thanks to the Peeps at Non Profit Tech for Good for gathering the info. Congratulations to the World Toilet Organization on celebrating 20 years on November 19. #worldtoiletday

January

17: World Religion Day — #WorldReligionDay
18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay
28: Data Privacy Day —  #DataPrivacyDay

February

2: World Wetlands Day — #WorldWetlandsDay4: World Cancer Day — #WorldCancerDay
9: Safer Internet Day — #SaferInternetDay13: World Radio Day — #WorldRadioDay14: World Bonobo Day — #World Bonobo Day14: V-Day — #1BillionRising20:
 World Day of Social Justice — #SocialJusticeDay
21: World Whale Day — #WorldWhaleDay
23: World Spay Day — #WorldSpayDay
25: Digital Learning Day — #DigitalLearningDay
27: International Polar Bear Day — #PolarBearDay28: Rare Disease Day — #RareDiseaseDay

March

3: World Wildlife Day — #WorldWildlifeDay
8: International Women’s Day — #IWD2021

11: World Kidney Day — #WorldKidneyDay
18: Global Recycling Day — #GlobalRecyclingDay
21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — #EndRacismDay
21: International Day of Forests — #ForestsDay
21: World Down Syndrome Day — #WorldDownSyndromeDay21: World Poetry Day — #WorldPoetryDay
22: World Water Day — #WorldWaterDay
24: World Tuberculosis Day — #WorldTBDay
27: Earth Hour — #EarthHour

April

2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay
7: World Health Day — #WorldHealthDay
11: Good Deeds Day — #GoodDeedsDay
12: International Day for Street Children — 
#StreetChildrenDay
14: World Dolphin Day — #WorldDolphinDay
15: World Art Day — #WorldArtDay22: Earth Day — #EarthDay23: World Book Day — #WorldBookDay24: International Sculpture Day — #ISDay
25: World Malaria Day — 
#WorldMalariaDay
25: World Penguin Day — #WorldPenguinDay
30: International Jazz Day — #JazzDay

May

3: World Press Freedom Day — #WorldPressFreedomDay8: World Fair Trade Day — #WorldFairTradeDay
9: World Migratory Bird Day — #WorldMigratoryBirdDay

10: World Lupus Day — #WorldLupusDay
12: International Nurses Day — #NursesDay
17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia — #IDAHOBIT
18: International Museum Day — #MuseumDay
21: Endangered Species Day — #EndangeredSpeciesDay
22: International Day for Biological Diversity — #BiologicalDiversityDay
23: World Turtle Day — #WorldTurtleDay
31: World No Tobacco Day — #WorldNoTobaccoDay

June

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay
8: World Oceans Day — #WorldOceansDay
12: World Day Against Child Labour — #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour14: World Blood Donor Day — #WorldBloodDonorDay

20: World Refugee Day — #WorldRefugeeDay
21: International Day of Yoga — #YogaDay
22: World Rainforest Day — #WorldRainforestDay26: Gay Pride Day — #Pride21

July

11: WorldPopulationDay — #WorldPopulationDay
18: Nelson Mandela International Day — #MandelaDay
28:
 World Hepatitis Day — #WorldHepatitisDay29: International Tiger Day — #InternationalTigerDay
30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons — #EndHumanTrafficking

August 

10: World Lion Day — #WorldLionDay
11: Indigenous People’s Day — 
#IndigenousDay
12: International Youth Day — #YouthDay12: World Elephant Day — #WorldElephantDay17: National Nonprofit Day — #NationalNonprofitDay (Internationally recognized)
19: World Humanitarian Day — #WorldHumanitarianDay
26: National Dog Day — #DogDay (Internationally recognized)29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests — #AgainstNuclearTestsDay

September

5: International Day of Charity — #CharityDay
8: International Literacy Day — 
#LiteracyDay
10: World Suicide Prevention Day — #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
15: International Day of Democracy — #DemocracyDay21: International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
21: World Alzheimer’s Day — #WorldAlzheimersDay
22: World Rhino Day — #WorldRhinoDay
26: World Rivers Day — #WorldRiversDay
27: World Tourism Day — #WorldTourismDay

October

4: World Animal Day — #WorldAnimalDay
4World Habitat Day — #WorldHabitatDay
5: World Teachers Day — #WorldTeachersDay
6
World Cerebral Palsy Day — #WorldCPDay
10: World Homeless Day — #WorldHomelessDay
10: World Mental Health Day — 
#WorldMentalHealthDay
11: International Day of the Girl Child — #DayOfTheGirl12: World Arthritis Day — #WorldArthritisDay
13: World Thrombosis Day — #WorldThrombosisDay
15: International Day of Rural Women — #RuralWomenDay15: World Values Day — #WorldValuesDay
16: World Food Day — #WorldFoodDay
16: Global Cat Day — #GlobalCatDay
17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty — #EndPoveryDay
29: Internet Day — #InternetDay
31: World Cities Day — #WorldCitiesDay

November

13: World Kindness Day — #WorldKindnessDay
14: World Diabetes Day — 
#WorldDiabetesDay
16: International Day for Tolerance — #ToleranceDay
18: World Philosophy Day — #WorldPhilosophyDay19: World Pancreatic Cancer Day — #WorldPancreaticCancerDay
19: World Toilet Day — #WorldToiletDay20: World Children’s Day — #WorldChildrensDay21: World Television Day — #WorldTVDay25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — #EndViolenceAgainstWomen
30: Giving Tuesday — #GivingTuesday

December

1: World AIDS Day — #WorldAIDSDay
3: International Day of People with Disabilities — #IDPwD21
5: International Volunteer Day — #VolunteerDay
5: World Soil Day — #WorldSoilDay
9: International Anti-Corruption Day — #AntiCorruptionDay10: International Human Rights Day — #HumanRightsDay
11: International Mountain Day — #MountainDay
18: International Migrants Day — #MigrantsDay

Cause Calendar for 2017

3 Jan

Share

2017-cause

Here it is!

Fresh from the Non Profit Tech For Good folks –

It’s the 2017 Case Awareness and Giving Day Calendar!

Once again, my birthday falls on the International Day for Street Children.

January

15: World Religion Day#WorldReligionDay
16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay

February

2: World Wetlands Day — #WorldWetlandsDay
4: World Cancer Day — #WorldCancerDay
13: World Radio Day#WorldRadioDay
18: World Whale Day#WorldWhaleDay

14: V-Day — #1BillionRising
20: World Day of Social Justice — #SocialJusticeDay
23: Digital Learning Day — #DLDay
27: International Polar Bear Day#PolarBearDay
28: World Spay Day — #WorldSpayDay

28: Rare Disease Day — #RareDiseaseDay

March

3: World Wildlife Day#WorldWildlifeDay
8: International Women’s Day — #WomensDay

9: World Kidney Day — #WorldKidneyDay
21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination#EndRacism
21: International Day of Forests#ForestsDay
21: World Down Syndrome Day#DownSyndromeDay
21: World Poetry Day#WorldPoetryDay
22: World Water Day — #WorldWaterDay

24: World Tuberculosis Day — #WorldTBDay
25: Earth Hour#EarthHour

April

2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay
7: World Health Day#WorldHealthDay

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay
14: World Dolphin Day #DolphinDay
15: World Art Day — #WorldArtDay
22: Earth Day — #EarthDay
23: World Book Day#WorldBookDay
25: World Malaria Day — #WorldMalariaDay
25: World Penguin Day#WorldPenguinDay
30: International Jazz Day#JazzDay

May

1: International Workers’ Day — #LaborDay
3: World Press Freedom Day#WorldPressFreedomDay
2: Give Local America Day — #GiveLocal17
10: World Lupus Day — #WorldLupusDay
13: World Migratory Bird Day#WorldMigratoryBirdDay

13: World Fair Trade Day — #FairTradeDay
17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia#IDAHOT
18: International Museum Day — #MuseumDay
22: International Day for Biological Diversity#BiologicalDiversityDay

23: World Turtle Day — #WorldTurtleDay
31: World No Tobacco Day — #WorldNoTobaccoDay

June

5: World Environment Day#WorldEnvironmentDay
8: World Oceans Day — #WorldOceansDay
12: World Day Against Child Labor#WDACL

14: World Blood Donor Day — #WorldBloodDonorDay
20: World Refugee Day — #WorldRefugeeDay
21: International Day of Yoga#YogaDay

July

11: WorldPopulationDay — #WorldPopulationDay
18: Nelson Mandela International Day — #MandelaDay
28:
World Hepatitis Day#WorldHepatitisDay
29: International Tiger Day — #TigerDay
30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons#WorldDayAgainstTrafficking

August

8: International Cat Day#CatDay
9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples — 
#IndigenousDay
12: International Youth Day — #YouthDay
12: World Elephant Day — #WorldElephantDay
19: World Humanitarian Day — #WorldHumanitarianDay
26: International Dog Day#DogDay
29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests#AgainstNuclearTestsDay

September

5: International Day of Charity#CharityDay
8: International Literacy Day — 
#LiteracyDay
10: World Suicide Prevention Day — #WSPD
15: International Day of Democracy#DemocracyDay
21: International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
22: World Rhino Day — #WorldRhinoDay
24: World Rivers Day — #WorldRiversDay
27: World Tourism Day#WorldTourismDay

October

2: World Habitat Day#WorldHabitatDay
4: World Animal Day — 
#WorldAnimalDay
5: World Cerebral Palsy Day#WorldCPDay
5: World Teachers Day — #WorldTeachersDay
10: World Mental Health Day — #WorldMentalHealthDay
11: International Day of the Girl — #DayOfTheGirl
12: World Arthritis Day — #WorldArthritisDay
15: International Day of Rural Women#RuralWomenDay
16: World Food Day#WorldFoodDay
17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty#EndPoveryDay
29: World Internet Day#WorldInternetDay
31: World Cities Day#WorldCitiesDay

November

13: World Kindness Day#WorldKindnessDay
14: World Diabetes Day — 
#WorldDiabetesDay
16: International Day for Tolerance#ToleranceDay
16: World Philosophy Day#WorldPhilosophyDay
19: World Toilet Day#WorldToiletDay
20: Universal Children’s Day — #ChildrensDay
21: World Television Day#WorldTVDay
25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women#EndViolenceAgainstWomen
28: Giving Tuesday#GivingTuesday

December

1: World AIDS Day — #WorldAIDSDay
3: International Day of People with Disabilities — #IDPwD
5: International Volunteer Day#VolunteerDay
5: World Soil Day#WorldSoilDay

9: International Anti-Corruption Day #AntiCorruptionDay
10: International Human Rights Day — #HumanRightsDay
11: International Mountain Day — #MountainDay
18: International Migrants Day#MigrantsDay

Nonprofit internships – paid or unpaid?

23 Dec

Share

 

intern5

 

Should nonprofit interns be paid?

I read a good article in the NPQ about an interesting debate on whether or not interns at nonprofits organizations should be paid. Ideally, everyone should get paid for a job well done.  Realistically, nonprofits significantly rely on free help from volunteers and interns to accomplish the mission.  According to the article:

Interns are usually young and comparatively unskilled persons undergoing a period of apprenticeship for the purpose of learning an important life or work skill.

Agreed. I would welcome my interns and spent allotta time training them so they could do a good job for us. It was always sad to see them go back to their studies. I relied on my interns so much that I would always try to convince them that they should stay with me and not go back to school. I could teach them everything they needed to know about life. Once upon a time my summer intern from UPenn almost believed me but her mom thought I was trying to brainwash her and she had to ‘leave early for a family situation’. Sad.

Were my walkathon interns always paid? Sometimes Yes and sometimes No.

intern2

When I was working for the Walk for Hunger, we had a relationship with the co-op program at a local university. The university would pay a stipend to a student if they took a co-op with one of the approved nonprofits in the area. Luckily, we were one of them and we were able to have a student join us full-time for a few months. We had the student lead the volunteer recruitment for the event. I liked that we could give the student a specific task that they could see through from beginning to end.  Recruiting and training 2,000 volunteers was a HUGE job and having the co-op allowed us to focus on team recruitment.

These co-ops earned their stipend (and then some!) and were crucial to the success of the walk.

While working on the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, I would have both paid and unpaid interns. Since we raised over $3M each year, we allocated small budget for an intern to help us with the donated snacks and beverages for the finish line. This was always a summer internship and for some reason it was a pretty competitive gig. We would receive upwards of 100 applications for the opportunity to be part of our crazy train.

We would also have a few high school students that we could not pay and they would receive a glowing recommendation letter for their college applications as compensation.

It is crucial that a high percentage of the fundraising dollar go toward the mission. Headcount can be a detriment to that percentage. Nonprofits rely on volunteers, interns and co-ops to work toward that goal.  We appreciate all you do to contribute to the success of the event!

intern3

Funny Friday

17 Oct

Share

baby

 

Happy Friday!

I came upon these funnies and wanted to share them with y’all!  Have a good weekend!

potty5

Another great name for a pottie!

 

mammo

 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been running a good series of the promotion of pink products.

This article is a good one suggesting that companies using pink to raise money should disclose the cancer-causing agents in their products. OUCH!

breast