Tag : collective action impact

7 years ago Comments Off on Hard Lesson In Life: Fail Often, Fail Early
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In a small office on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati, with a laptop, hot spot and white board, Charitable Words was created in the fall of 2012. I had an idea of what it might be but no clue how to do it. As a graduate student, I studied the concepts behind entrepreneurship and social […]

Board of advisors announced for Charitable Words Scholars
7 years, 1 month ago 1
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Six distinguished professionals with experience in the fields of law, marketing, journalism, education and the arts have joined The Charitable Words Scholars Board of Advisors. They will participate in student and programs recruitment and selections and be available to provide guidance and mentoring. Margy Waller is a veteran policy advocate and communicator whose past work […]

He Photographed The World, Gives Back
7 years, 2 months ago 2
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One of the blessings of my 35-year career as a journalist and media manager was recruiting, hiring, promoting and mentoring some very special people. There are hundreds of stories that bring smiles as I look back. Stories about demanding editors who mentored me, visionary peers adjusting to a changing media world, young reporters and photographers […]

Charitable Words Scholars On The Job
7 years, 2 months ago 3
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Three Charitable Words Scholars are assigned to work with Greater Cincinnati-based nonprofit organizations, doing good work in much different places. Sarah Jernigan will intern at Cincinnati’s East End Adult Education Center in the Spring 2013 semester. Sarah, a University of Cincinnati communications junior, will be writing articles for EEAEC’s monthly newsletter, working on press releases […]

Students Take World Toilet Day Seriously
7 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Students Take World Toilet Day Seriously
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Tom Callinan of Charitable Words was invited to be a judge at a University of Cincinnati Business School class, “Taking The Challenge for Sustainable Development” course. Here is his report: You may have missed World Toilet Day. It was November 19, just following Global Handwashing Day October 15. I don’t recall seeing much about these […]

7 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on Powerpoints: Less is More. None Better?
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What do The Spice Girls have in common with Microsoft Powerpoint? Both came of age in the 1990’s. They attracted loyal fans. But even the best of fans in an audience can shut down on your song or your story, given too much of anything. Teen angst is a fickle message. Powerpoints are equally a fragile means of messaging. Think of […]

7 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on Signs of a #CollectiveAction Success
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I was invited to an event at The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood last week. I have been traveling and not great with details on my calendar. I just showed up not really knowing what I was getting in to. I trust when friends say, “You need to be there,” I need to be […]

'Thought Partners' In A Global Village
7 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on ‘Thought Partners’ In A Global Village
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When I introduced the Charitable Words Daily Nonprofit Wire report a few months back, I used a quote by President John F. Kennedy:  “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” I respectfully took the liberty of adding:  “Add a few friends and big things can happen.” It’s called collective action. And it […]

Crowdfunding: Truffle Tots For Charity
7 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on Crowdfunding: Truffle Tots For Charity
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Cincinnati Nomerati had me at truffle tots. Great people, a good cause. Great food and a good time. Food blogger Laura Arnold and her husband David are the forces behind The Golden Lawnchair, a “pop-up restaurant” event November 18 to benefit the Freestore Foodbank.  Chef/owner Josh Campbell will close Mayberry’s on Main Street to regular traffic that night to […]

7 years, 5 months ago 3
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I was a writer, editor and journalism teacher for a long time. So I suppose I know words. Since retiring from that, I’ve entered the world of volunteerism and nonprofit work. I have a lot to learn. But I hope I may have some skills and experience to offer along the way. So here I am, with many friends […]