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How To Build Relationships Within Your Team or Community

The Power of Listening

I once worked at a company with a pretty high wall of mistrust between the office and warehouse staff. But I was one of the few office staff who had a degree of goodwill on both sides of the divide. A … Read more...

By |November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Make Your Events Unmissable

Veteran speaker Simon Salt has a theory about what makes an event successful. The secret sauce, he says in his post, Why Events Fail…and how to fix them, is community:

“The outcome of building a strong community is that when they come together in … Read more...

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Avoid Total Ruin: The Volkswagen Example

One of the top stories in the news right now is the Volkwagen emissions scandal. It was recently discovered that the German auto manufacturer deliberately outfitted its vehicles with devices designed to cheat on emissions tests. The company has lost a third of its share … Read more...

By |September 30th, 2015|Blog, The Do Gooder at Work|0 Comments

The Do Gooder Lifestyle: Sustainable Spring Fashion

After my baby was born, I needed a whole new wardrobe, but as a self-employed person on parental leave, I had no income. I had been meaning to try secondhand shopping for a while but was intimidated by the idea of sifting through a lot … Read more...

Paying My Way

Regular readers of this blog know that giving money is not usually at the top of my list of ways to do good.

But something has made me realize that I might want to move it up the priority list, under a particular set of … Read more...

By |March 12th, 2015|Blog, Savvy Giving, Uncategorized, WhatNot|0 Comments

Who Deserves The Big Money?

“People working for good causes deserve to get paid, but not too much. It’s offensive that someone who’s supposed to be dedicated to important issues would buy a luxury car, a huge house, and expensive vacations.”

I hear this argument a lot. It begs the … Read more...

By |February 19th, 2015|Blog, Savvy Giving, The Do Gooder at Work, WhatNot|1 Comment

There Is No ‘Away’

I’m often surprised by how ingrained certain mindsets are in me, even when they’re at odds with my values.

I find the concept of  ‘decluttering’ delightful. I hate a crowded room, I hate having a lot of stuff around. It may come from having moved … Read more...

By |February 12th, 2015|The Do Gooder Lifestyle, Uncategorized|3 Comments

5 Money Saving Ways to Do Good

Last week, we went over 5 ways to do good that have nothing to do with money.

This week, let’s talk about 5 things we can do that do involve money, but actually cost less than doing things the conventional way. Many people have … Read more...

By |January 29th, 2015|Blog, The Do Gooder Lifestyle, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Do Gooder Lifestyle: Green Electricity

My husband and I switched to SPARK green energy co-op a few years ago for our electricity. At the time, I’m not sure I fully grasped exactly how it all works. 2 years later, and after a lot of research, I honestly still may not. … Read more...

By |January 26th, 2015|Blog, Breakfast Television, The Do Gooder Lifestyle|0 Comments

5 Free Ways to Be a Force for Good

“How can I do good without spending or giving away any money?”

Someone asked me this recently. It’s a doozy – usually, when we’re talking about doing good, we’re talking about donating, socially responsible investing, conscious consumerism, etc. All great stuff, but all involving money.… Read more...