Category Archive for: Non-Profit

Non-Profits Value the Three Ts: Time, Talent and Treasure

There is an old saying that nonprofits need your time, your talent or your treasure. This is especially true in today’s nonprofit world, where people can get more involved in the causes they care about, even if they aren’t in a position to write a big check. Whether you’re an established professional who has the…

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American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb

Fighting for Air with the American Lung Association

Since 1904, the American Lung Association (ALA) has been the leading the fight for healthy lungs and better air quality. From discovering an effective treatment for children with tuberculosis and the cause of infant respiratory stress syndrome to strengthening the Clean Air Act and passing the Tobacco Control Act, the ALA has been a driving…

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Takeaways from NAICU’s 2016 Annual Meeting

Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown and I had the pleasure of presenting at this year’s annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), held this week in Washington, DC. As one of four sessions during the meeting’s Public Relations Academy, “Communicating around Title IX” provided tips on how higher ed administrators…

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Suffolk University Discord Illustrates the Role of Trust in Leadership

A client recently told us, “I believe that the efficiency and success of an organization is directly related to the length of time the leadership team has been together and how much they trust each other.” It sounds simple, but he’s right. And not enough organizations take that into account. Looking at the current discord…

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Defining Success with Less Stress: Takeaways from Arianna Huffington

I had the pleasure of attending Hebrew SeniorLife’s EngAGE Symposium, which focused on the topic of aging and featured Arianna Huffington, Ben Vereen, Dr. Atul Gawande and Dr. Alexis Abramson. While all of the speakers were memorable, from Atul Gawande’s personal story to Ben Vereen’s moving acapella performance, Arianna Huffington’s discussion inspired me the most.…

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An Inspiring Evening with Hebrew Senior Life

  It couldn’t have been any better!  Hebrew SeniorLife last night had a truly spectacular lineup for its third annual EngAGE event. There was Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and author of The #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive; Dr. Atul Gawande, world-renowned surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and best-selling author of…

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Four Ways You Can Take Action During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Even though Massachusetts currently faces one important public health crisis that deserves action, October is an important reminder that another oft-unnoticed epidemic is affecting people across the Commonwealth, country and world. According to a report released by Jane Doe Inc. earlier this month, 334 people in Massachusetts lost their lives over the last decade as…

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Top 7 Tweets from The Communications Network 2015

  This week 450+ social sector professionals descended on San Diego’s Loews Coronado Bay Resort for The Communications Network’s annual conference. The three-day event united a diverse group of leaders from foundations, nonprofits, consultancies, and research institutions to explore how effective communication is helping them drive social change. Solomon McCown was proud to sponsor ComNet15, attending inspiring sessions with speakers including: Soledad O’Brien, award-winning…

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Facebook Gears Up for 2016

Was it really only eight years ago that a young senator from the state of Illinois made headlines for embracing nascent social media technologies in his campaign for President? Since then, social media has become a necessary part of political campaigns, whether you’re Barack Obama, Marty Walsh, or running for Mayor of Dorchester. With the…

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You Can Save 50 People by Signing Your Name

Today nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States; and thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight. Between 2011-2012, only 28,000 of the 118,000 people on the transplant list received an organ donation – that is less than half of…

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