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Challenges of Running a Nonprofit

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 …

Tom Faulkner, director of Crosslines, says it’s critical for businesses to utilize services from local nonprofits to help impoverished workers. Faulkner says by partnering with a nonprofit to teach …

Jill Reynolds, private client advisor with Commerce Trust Company, says you can’t start planning for your retirement too early. “If you get started early, you should have very, very good results …

“We don’t like to be called senior citizens. We don’t even really like the idea of retirement,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. He says baby boomers are more …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says if you’re thinking about fitness, just do it. Some people say if you only have fifteen minutes, it isn’t worth it, Kinkeade disagrees. …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology says IT professionals often work long hours but you still have to make time for your family. Dipper coaches his son’s little …

“Never having opened a business before, this was all new and I just had the passion and idea and was ready to go for it,” says Kim Gardner, owner of Breathe Salt Vault. Gardner says she jumped in …

“Baby Boomers, in particular, we get our identity or at least a large part of our identity from our work,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. Having a retirement plan in …

Brandy Hickman, owner of 2B Well and Living Light with Brandy Lane, says one of the most important lessons she can share is to ask for help. “It is about getting the support that they need, …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says she likes to ask people about their anchors. Hers are her faith and her family. She also likes to reassure herself with positive …

“It was one of the best things in my life, selling the business, because I was able to take a vacation with no cell phones or anything and just read and not worry that my business was burning down …

Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks, says, “How do we pair you up with something you’re passionate about, but that you have the skills for also?” Burris recommends David …

“When someone says, ‘I need this today,’ instead of saying, ‘I can’t do that today,’ I’m a big fan of saying, ‘I can give this to you tomorrow,” says Angela Frantz with Ultimate …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says whether it’s a child negotiating with their parents for an allowance or partnering with some one to meet a goal, we all make deals. Keck …

“When I started this, I realized, number one, I have to have grit. I have to be able to know it’s a tough road,” says Julie Higgins, CEO of I Pour Life. Higgins says you shouldn’t focus on …

Miles Boyer says he’s able to schedule most of his photography side gigs after business hours so it doesn’t interfere with his job as Office Manager for the Southern Region of the …

When Crista Hogan, Executive Director of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, was asked to give a speech about Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, she saw an opportunity to talk …

Young professionals who aren’t interested in owning a home yet, still can expect to live in luxury. Sam M. Coryell, Derek McCrea, and Jessi Beauchamp of Coryell Collaborative Group provide five …

How do you become M. Night Shyamalan’s personal photographer? Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, turned his photography hobby into a part-time side …

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