Tag: non-profits

50 reasons why I give thanks today and every day

50 reasons why I give thanks today and every day
In this time of such uncertainty, upheavals, terrorism, taxes and crime, I’m excited to write a happy column about gratitude. And even though giving thanks seems particularly topical on Thanksgiving, duh, I give thanks every single day for the following: 1) First and foremost, I’m grateful for Chuck, without him, nothing else really matters. 2)... Read more »

Are celebrities good for your organization's fundraising efforts?

Are celebrities good for your organization's fundraising efforts?
Almost every charity I’ve ever been involved with prays for a celebrity to bring a higher profile to their event and its fundraising efforts.  This is a good concept and can indeed boost visibility and increase sales but is there a right way and a wrong way to utilize stars to raise money?  An expert... Read more »

Candid Candace 2012 Photo Highlights: A Memory Making Year

January is a time for reflection and appreciating the memories of the past while anticipating those of the future.  This year has included so many highlights that I hardly know where to begin.  The city teemed with worthy charity events and over-the-top parties.  Celebrities came to town in droves discovering for themselves that Illinois is... Read more »
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