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Volunteerism in Action: Ashley Hrenak

Volunteerism in Action: Ashley Hrenak

The Ebenezer Foundation is a United States-based 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization which provides support to the Ebenezer Child Care Trust in Zambia, Africa. This organization serves impoverished and orphaned children living in Livingstone through the assistance...
Volunteerism in Action – The Botsfords

Volunteerism in Action – The Botsfords

Supporting volunteerism can take many forms. There are numerous critical roles a Board Member can assume if volunteering on a Foundation Board.  These can range from writing thank you letters to donors and organizing and overseeing funding campaigns to visiting the...
Inspirational Commencement Speeches: Jeff Bezos

Inspirational Commencement Speeches: Jeff Bezos

After coming across a list of the greatest graduation speeches of all time the other month, I felt inspired and reflective. So far, I’ve written about Joyce DiDonato’s four truths and Ellen DeGeneres‘s inspiring story of success. This month, I’m writing about...
Volunteering in Boston, Massachusetts

Volunteering in Boston, Massachusetts

The magic of this time of year often leads us to feel a personal responsibility to help others in need. Whether you’re volunteering your time or donating your hard earned money, the feeling of helping others is a feeling like no other. If you’re looking for ways to...
Great Museums in the Boston Area

Great Museums in the Boston Area

I don’t know if you heard about this, I certainly didn’t, but today is International Museum Day!  First established in 1977 (so today is its 40th anniversary!), it’s meant to raise awareness of the role that museums play in developing society throughout the world....
The Story of Riding Up Front

The Story of Riding Up Front

Although America is a “nation of immigrants”, apprehension towards new arrivals and “the other” is nothing new in this country.  When Jewish refugees from Brazil arrived in New Amsterdam (modern-day New York) in the 17th century, governor Pieter Stuyvesant tried to...
Social Media and Narcissism

Social Media and Narcissism

As I see my younger relatives grow up using social media, it does raise a few red flags.  Of course, even if I don’t fully understand teenagers glued to their phones and taking selfies, social media is a fact of life these days.  Some psychologists have argued that an...

Volunteering is a Smart Career Move

Volunteering can be a fulfilling, meaningful, and life changing experience both for the individual volunteers and for the organizations they support. It can increase happiness, decrease depression, and even make you live longer. But volunteering isn’t just good for...