6 Reasons Why You Should Donate to Charities

Published: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Even if you don't have much disposable income, giving just a little of what you have can benefit your life. Read on to discover a few reasons why you should donate to charities.

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  • According to the websitecharitynavigator.org, Americans donated over $298 billion to charity in 2011. Philanthropy.com notes that the average amount given per household was 4.7 percent of discretionary income. Are you part of the giving trend? Here are a few reasons to consider making a donation to a worthy cause.

  • You’ll feel rich

    Giving to others increases your capacity for love. It makes you realize that even if you don’t have much, you have enough to share with others. In fact, analysis of giving data shows that poor people donate a larger percentage of their income to charity than rich. Donating used clothes to a shel

Categories: Education

Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills.

Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place to another, whether this be vocally (using voice), written (using printed or digital media such as books, magazines, websites or emails), visually (using logos, maps, charts or graphs) or non-verbally (using body language, gestures and the tone and pitch of voice). 

How well this information can be transmitted and received is a measure of how good our communication skills are. 

Categories: Leadership

Thankful by Sharon Almquist

Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I had the privilege of spending time with all of my family this weekend. We do not get to spend much time together as my son lives in South Africa. 

Categories: Membership

Shop Local with Buffalo Bucks

Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Spending your money in Buffalo County has a huge impact on nearly every aspect of developing a strong and prosperous community. Every purchase makes a difference. As the holiday shopping season is now upon us, please consider making your holiday purchases locally. Not sure where to go or what to buy? Answer: Buffalo Bucks! Buffalo Bucks are great gift ideas or employee incentives, as they can be spent anywhere locally!

Categories: Events


"It's not what you know, it's who you know"

Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

When in college, you are supposed to be learning all the essentials that you need to know to prepare you for the real world.  But the real world is a lot harder than taking weekly exams and writing 20-page papers. 

Categories: Leadership

HR Tip-How to Run an Effective Meeting

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Most employees consider meetings a waste of time and a drain on productivity, but www.99u.com suggests that there are new rules to consider.  These new rules are practiced by companies like Google and Apple.

Categories: Leadership

Event Planning 101

Behind the Scenes with the Event Director

Published: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Categories: Events

World Gratitude Day

Tips for Living Gratefully

Published: Monday, September 21, 2015

Today is World Gratitude Day.Created over 50 years ago, World Gratitude Day is an international holiday when people focus on what they are grateful for. It’s also a time to express gratitude to the people who have had a positive impact on your life.Gratitude is a subject that has been gaining traction for some time now. Science has shown that gratitude can improve your life immensely.One of the most important keys to gaining happiness is to have the proverbial “attitude of gratitude.” It will change your life. That’s what it did for me!

Categories: Leadership


Live simply. Laugh often. Love deeply.

Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Every once in a while, its nice to unplug from the digital world and embrace the people around you.

Categories: Events

Power of Goals

Published: Monday, August 17, 2015

Way back in 1997, a family friend couple (#ThankYourMentor) came over to our place.Over a cup of tea, they shared with us (me & wife) the power of goals. Wediscussed briefly (we knew what we wanted, clearly). Then actually wrote themdown. Recently, while clearing old papers, I came across this note.
The goals were not really SMART/PURE/CLEAR. But it came from the heart.
 Needless to add, all six of them, our life-goals, stand
fulfilled! Mysterious are the ways of the Universe!

A goal is a desired result
that a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve.

Categories: Leadership

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