Friday, August 10, 2012

12 Tips for Balancing Entrepreneurship & Parenthood

Starting up is arguably more taxing than adding another newborn to the family. Successful young entrepreneurs share tips to handling the "babies"--both at home and at the office.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The 10 Reasons Why We Fail

Luke: I can’t believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail. 
My research into the traits of influencers and achievers continues, and as I turn more pieces of this puzzle around to fit the whole, more ideas appear to me as a fit for this space.  In this edition, reflections on falling short — more precisely, why we fail despite ourselves.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."

- Max Lucado

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What It’s Like To Live In America’s Space Station Under The Sea

The Aquarius Reef Base sits 60 feet underwater, three and a half miles off the Florida coast. Sylvia Earle, the legendary 76-year-old oceanographer, is there on a final trip before the station closes for good. That is, unless it can get enough funding to continue. See the pictures and hear Earle’s appeal.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Cut The Price Of Solar In Half By Cutting Red Tape

A myth persists that solar power is too pricey.  The reality is that in many states _ such as California,New York and Hawaii – solar is already cheaper than utility power on a dollar per kilowatt-hour basis.

Monday, July 2, 2012

3 Characteristics Of Responsible Corporate Citizens

The most progressive brands are putting good into their core strategies. They are living their values. But what does it actually mean to be good in today’s market?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Four Concepts For The Future That Could Create A More Sustainable World

In the next 15 years, the course of human society will be drastically altered by new technologies that we can’t even dream of. But, with enough planning now, we can push the development of those technologies toward those that make life better. These four ideas will help us get there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What's Your MBA Worth?

Over the course of a career, what's an MBA worth? A lot depends on what you studied, where you studied, and of course the career you pursued. But to give you a rough idea, Bloomberg Businessweek asked PayScale to crunch the numbers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

For socially conscious entrepreneurs, becoming certified as a B Corporation sounds ideal: Make money and do some good at the same time. But how would it really change your business?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Best Way to Make a Decision

The Best Way to Make a Decision | Jeff Haden

Ask yourself this one question... and then forget about what everyone else thinks you should do.

Making Decisions

"It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions."
- Jim Rohn

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Have Fun At Work And Grow!

Have Fun At Work And Grow!

Fundraising Resources is looking for people to join our motivated and diverse team. We're a for profit company that works on behalf of non-profit charities worldwide to help raise awareness and funding. We're currently launching a program to help distribute free wireless phones to needy families to allow them to be easily reached by potential employers and allow them to contact emergency services. Currently we have both event and street teams. We strive to provide a fun and professional environment where we can develop fundraisers and leaders alike.

REACHOUT WIRELESS offers a discount benefit to low-income families and individuals via wireless services in place of older technologies like landline phone service. This is just one part of the Universal Service Fund (USF), which exists to ensure that quality telecommunications services are available to low-income customers at just, reasonable and affordable rates. Lifeline and Link Up provide discounts that make telephone service (and wireless service) more affordable for more than 7 million Americans.

Are you a motivated person who is passionate about helping those in need? As long as you have a genuine interest in other people as well as strong interpersonal skills and a great student mentality, we can help facilitate your professional growth!

We provide:

Performance-based bonus structure
The training and opportunity to grow within an organization

Interested candidates are encouraged to email their resumes to

Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Cultivate a Culture of Caring

How to Cultivate a Culture of Caring
Curt Richardson Founder and CEO of OtterBox

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From the beverage they drink to the car they drive, consumers want more than just a product. They want an experience. Consumers today are too well informed to be sold a story alone though. It has to be genuine and it has to come from the innermost depths of the organization. It comes from company culture.

A company's core values are what define its culture. Your culture is the outward facing perception given by your values. What does the company feel like for employees? For customers? For the community?

Your culture should be so strong that it comes out in everything you do. People don't want to buy just a product, they want to buy you. Large companies like Google and Zappos have done a fantastic job of exuding a culture that appeals to most consumers today-they're about innovation and customer service.

At OtterBox, our culture is so important we have cultural interviews as a part of the hiring process. The point is to make sure  the candidate is not only a good fit for the skills, but that they will also be a seamless addition to the OtterBox family. It takes a long time to fill a position, but the people we hire tend to stick. Our culture is so strong that if someone isn't a fit, they won't stay long.

I'm going to brag for a moment in order to give a great example of culture at OtterBox. As I mentioned in my last column, in addition to giving back to our local community through the OtterCares Foundation we also empower our employees to give back. It's a part of our culture that to whom much is given, much is expected.

This year, coinciding with National Volunteer Month in April, we held the second"OtterCares Get it, Grow it, Give it Challenge." Each employee was given a $200 grant voucher to award to a non-profit of their choice. They were challenged to grow that donation over a 24-day period. OtterBox employees answered the call by hosting golf tournaments, concerts, car washes, quilt raffles and many barbeques and bake sales. Our employees rose to the occasion with a total of $266,249.76 donated to 156 charities globally.

This will make a big impact for the non-profit recipients and, in turn, our local community. Just as important, though, is the impact it makes on our employees. They feel inspired, uplifted and refreshed by this activity; those feelings come out in the work they do, which touches our customers and business partners. They are oozing with OtterBox culture and that is the OtterBox story.

Culture is key to giving customers more than a product, business partners more than a client and community more than an employer. You want to have a complete sensory package, according to E-Myth author Michael Gerber. When a customer touches your product, they should feel something that isn't necessarily tactile. This isn't something you can buy. No number of Super Bowl ads or Times Square billboard placements can convey company culture.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quote of the Day

"All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that's what ultimately works the best for me."

- Barry Levinson

Fundraising Resources - New York, NY (New York)

Fundraising Resources - New York, NY (New York)

Monday, April 16, 2012


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Check out our Business Listing allows us to connect with other local businesses in Manhattan and prospective clients so we can provide everyone with the best service possible!

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Creating a Positive Atmosphere at Work

Creating a Positive Atmosphere at Work

Creating a positive atmosphere for our team members is always a priority at Fundraising Resources. This week we are focusing on atmosphere and how to ensure the best possible environment for everyone to work and grow together in.  In addition to exuding a positive attitude and giving recognition to others, here are a few ways that you can create a better workplace for yourself and others!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Like our Facebook Page

Take a second to like our Facebook Page. When it comes to reaching out or fundraising at new events, or just hanging out after a promotion party, here at Fundraising Resources we are always on the move. Keep up with what's going on today!