September, 2019

Talking about trauma helps to overcome it

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Consider the unexpected power of the spoken word.   Researchers have found that storytelling practices are linked to positive outcomes for children’s development, and that fathers who tell family stories enrich their children’s development. Consider, too, that the African culture is rooted in oral cultures and traditions, and that […]

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Innovative storytelling program aids young fathers

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors For Anna Melodia, the process began in 2017 with a chance phone call from a friend in the nonprofit world. The alert colleague happened upon a grant request by Forward Promise, an initiative of the nationally respected Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely […]

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4 reasons why your board is disengaged and how to fix it

By Kara Harrison, consultant, Hedges We’ve all experienced it, and we know exactly what it feels like. Having a disengaged board is disheartening and can be a strain on already limited resources. It takes precious time away from the reason why the organization exists. Disengagement is hard to define, and it’s even harder to fix. […]

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