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Ask the Experts: Creative Ways to Support Nonprofits

Jamie Jacobsen, owner of Fazoli’s, says small businesses are a lot like families. Their employees and customers are part of the community, so it’s important for them to help out local not for …

Margo Spilde, founder and CEO of GRASP, defines success as making a difference in the lives of others. “When you’re focused on other people, you feel better about yourself and you feel more …

“We help out a north side food pantry at The Connecting Grounds, which is a church that’s only been around a year or so,” says Whitney Creehan, president of Gathering Friends for the Homeless. …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she’s faced many difficulties in starting The Rebound Foundation. Securing donations and meeting clients’ individual needs …

Margo Spilde, founder and CEO of GRASP, says collaborating with other charities allows you to help more people. Spilde learned how organizations can collaborate while serving on grant committees with …

“More people in your community want to give to you than you realize. Sometimes they just don’t know how to give,” says Michael Buttacy, Executive Director of Ozarks Teen Challenge. Buttacy says …

“We have to be very creative — it’s not as simple as just saying, ‘Hey, we need money and would you like to give us some?’ It becomes very specific and helping an individual or a business …

“We hire more on culture than we even do expertise, because they can grow to be experts in their area, but they’ve got to culturally fit with our team, because we function like a family. ” says …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …

“Integrity is a lost art in business. Integrity is so important, I think, to really continue and do well in your profession,” says Sheri Smith, Navy Veteran, PBR Certified Sports Agent, and …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The first thing I think a company needs to do is assess the individual interest of their employees …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One way employees can get involved is to volunteer as a lunch buddy. That’s where you would spend …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The best, most efficient way a company can help is just start that conversation,” says Esther …

“We take that merchandise in, that donated product, we turn around and turn it into cash, and then the cash funds the mission, and that helps us build the homes,” says Will Kuebler, ReStore …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. Stephanie Anderson, Operations Coordinator for I Pour Life, says companies with the most successful …

Fazoli’s Franchisee Jamie Jacobsen and his wife Donna, have wanted to help local not-for-profit organizations since they started 24 years ago. Jacobsen says they also learned the their guest …

“A lot of employers don’t realize that vending can be an extension of their employee benefits,” says Emily Kinney of Kinney Vending. Kinney says businesses can use their vending program to …

“I’ll never be able to give back to the small community what it gave me,” says Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software. McGill says she was shy and didn’t believe she …

“There’s always a resource. There’s always a part of you that can provide a function or service to someone else,” says Amy Blansit, CEO of the Drew Lewis Foundation. Blansit likes The Giving …

What would you do differently in starting your business? Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software, says she wouldn’t change much, but wishes she had known a better way to balance …

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