Helping is Heart Healthy

Throughout our community, countless organizations rely on people to be giving of themselves to  help others.  The work we do as volunteers can be life-changing for the person that receives the help, but it can be life-changing for us as well.  The interesting thing about being a volunteer are the benefits gained, not just by...
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Have You Seen It? REWARD

April 28, 2017: Miracles do happen!  On this day, a PE teacher from PV spotted the necklace around the neck of a young man.  It appears that the necklace was moved to the lost and found when it was found among “things” stored in the storage container.  The young man thought it was an unclaimed...
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Logic Model Basics

A logic model is a planning tool used by grant writers and program developers to clarify and visually display what your project intends to do and what it hopes to accomplish.  It also, among other things, clarifies how and what is needed to reach the desired short-term/long-term outcomes. In my experience, it’s a tool worth...
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Grants and Internal Controls

As a grant writer, providing services primarily to public-benefit nonprofit organizations, I get a glimpse into the internal controls and organizational structure of nonprofits. Because my background is in organizational development and internal controls, I see the holes. These holes are not a surprise to those managing the public-benefit organization.  What is a surprise, is...
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