Since we posted our previous blog on the SAWA network last summer, we have received a lot of questions about our services, what we have learned, and what we plan to do next. In response, we thought we would address all those great questions in a new blog post.
When tragic incidents with pit bulls happen, as they have very recently in the metro Detroit area, many are quick to blame the breed, without seeing where the true responsibility lies: the dog’s owner. We share in the sadness of these tragedies, and it is understandable that, in the immediate aftermath, individuals try to find one simple solution to ensure similar incidents never happen again.
Fundraising can be frightening. In his session, “Taking the Fear Out of the ‘Ask’ (What would John Wayne do?),” Daniel Neel of The Fundraising Resource Group, demonstrated the importance of conquering the fear of courting potential donors, and instead, replacing it with a dynamic storytelling confidence.
I’m writing this blog post as I sit on my hotel balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico during the annual conference in St. Pete’s Beach, FL.
When I was an undergrad, I studied an unusual species of mouse called the spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus). They are unusual in that they are precocious – born with fur and able to move about and feed themselves (much different than the mice we are familiar with, where babies are born quite underdeveloped and fully dependent on their parents).
If you walk into a bookstore, wait a minute, there are no more bookstores left…well, if you browse through Amazon.com in their business section, you’ll see scores of books (actually 11,056 books) on how to create great customer service.
By Mallory F. Fiery, MA, Licensed Psychological Associate & Steven G.