Suzie R.

32 Flips | 6 Magazines | @SuzieR2016 | Mental health professional with a passion for children, animals and photography.

Growing up with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression by Author

What can I say about growing up with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Looking back on it now I feel the overriding emotions were fear, confusion and …

Stealing Your Content With Sniply

The Good<br>Yeah, we got mentioned in a Tweet – admit it, we all love to be noticed. But today kind of threw me for a loop. I saw this tweet and of …

10 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

If you are a nonprofit professional feeling restless or unsatisfied at your current job, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year to make a change. …

Nonprofits

Why We're Proud to Partner with The Mighty

One of the pleasures of working in helping educate the world about mental illness and mental health issues over the past two decades is seeing so …

9-year-old Zymal Umar is Pakistan’s youngest social entrepreneur

<b>Zymal Umar is the youngest social entrepreneur of Pakistan being the founder of innovative social project, Zee Bags.</b><p>The 9-year-old Zymal Umar …

How Many of Your Donors Use Facebook? Here’s Your Answer!

If you’ve ever wondered how many of your donors, subscribers, and volunteers use Facebook, this step-by-step blog post will show you exactly how to …

Facebook

5 Ways to Give Your Fundraising Strategy an Upgrade

Technology has provided better and more economical solutions to almost every problem humans can think of. It has become an indispensable part of our …

6 Types of Stories that Spur Giving

<i>[Editor’s note: We’re very excited to announce that Nancy Schwartz will be a regular columnist for Network for Good’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog. Twice</i> …

Nonprofits

How to Get New “First-Time” Individual Donors for Your Nonprofit

Fundraising is all about <b>relationships</b> — but what do you do if your organization is so new, or so grant-focused, that you don’t have any relationships …

Top 6 Non Profit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Top 6? Why not top 5? Well, I like to shake things up around here. Keep it fresh and original. And also, if we’re being honest, I couldn’t stick to …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

PSA: Check your nonprofit's donation page NOW

Don't let this happen to you!Last night, my wife and I were doing some year-end giving. We went to a nonprofit we love and found this on their …

Nonprofits

4 Excellent Email Marketing Ideas for Nonprofits

When you think of your nonprofit organization, the first question that comes to mind probably isn’t “How am I going to raise awareness through …

How This Company Turned Charity Into a Business Model (and Why It Works)

The leader of 1Face, Fam Mirza, said, "While our business has shown the good the corporate sector can do for charitable causes, it demonstrates how philanthropy has changed in society as a whole."<p>Deciding on the best model for your big idea is always difficult. An idea is just an idea. No matter …

Underwear Goes on the Outside for Charity

Ronald Davis is a respected professor of biochemistry and genetics at Stanford University, and director of its Genome Technology Center. So why is a picture of him wearing his underwear over his pants superhero-style circulating on social media?<p>Davis is not alone. Others are joining in making …

The Entrepreneurial Benefits of Being Selfless

Businesses often get badmouthed for being selfish and cold. However, if you look at some of today's most successful entrepreneurs - and their businesses - it's clear that this is nothing more than an overly exaggerated cliché. There are plenty of businesses doing the right things - and they often …

The Maximum Good: One Man's Quest to Master the Art of Donating

My visits to Starbucks have lately become significantly less enjoyable.<p>This is partly because my shaky middle-aged body is more prone to caffeine jitters. But it's also because I recently read a book called <i>The Most Good You Can Do</i>, by Princeton University philosopher Peter Singer, which introduced …

8 Entrepreneurs Making a Fortune -- and Giving it Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Buy one, give one.” “Making a profit by supporting a purpose.” "Triple bottom line businesses.”<p>All three phrases are popular concepts in the corporate philanthropy space (where companies with the "buy one, give one" philosphy donate a …

Charity forced to issue refunds after mistakenly taking 100 times the amount donors pledged

A charity is having to issue refunds to tens of thousands of donors after it admitted that it mistakenly took 100 times the amount supporters had pledged from their bank accounts.<p>Concern Worldwide, an international development organisation, apologised and promised to pay all of the money back and …

Debit Cards

How to Tell If a Charity Is Legitimate: Tools and Tips for Donors

With so much tragedy in the world today, sometimes it feels like all news is bad news. Fortunately, there are good people who want to help make the world a better place. No one can fix everything, but everyone can help with something. Donating to a charity and knowing your contribution is making a …

UnFOREgettaBULL Par-tee at Top Golf with Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus and Celebrity Friends

HOUSTON, TX - Charitabulls, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is back to present one of their signature events, known for their elaborate but yet fun events …

Advanced Storytelling: Transform Boring Stories into Brilliant Action-Causing Stories with Lori L. Jacobwith

Annual<p>$197/Year<p>Instant Access to Over 80 Trainings, Tools, & Templates<br>• Brand New Live Webinar Each Month<br>• Monthly Live Coaching Calls<br>• 24/7 Access to …

Photo Calendar Fundraiser Example For Animal Shelters & Rescues

Prior to starting <b>CharityPaws</b>, my side gig was photography, it is used to be a career, but I went back to doing it as a passion – and then just used …

This State Is Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

How do you give a giant shot of adrenaline to charitable fundraising? Throw a virtual party that covers half your state and mix in a slew of cash incentives, challenges and a stadium throwdown to get nonprofits, individuals and corporations engaged.<p>That's what Middle Tennessee is doing on May 3rd, …

Talking To Teenagers About Emotions Could Improve Their Mental Health

But who is listening to them?<p>"How are you feeling?" could be one of the most important questions we should be asking children and teenagers.<p>A damning report on the state of England's mental health services by an independent task force recently highlighted that half of all mental illness diagnoses …

Mental Health

What Happens When You Have Bipolar Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings, with depression being the most common. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is also characterized …

Walking the Walk of Mental Illness

On January 29, 2016, my friend Rusty Rose lost his three-decade long battle with depression. On that same morning, I sat in a locked psychiatric ward …

Breast Cancer

8 Surprising Reasons Young People May Suffer from Depression

A friend of mine approached me the other day in tears. The 9-year-old son of a close friend of hers tried to kill himself.<p>“He’s 9!!??!!” she said. …

Immune System

How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

It was December 2012 when the country learned about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, that left 20 children dead at the hands of 20-year-old shooter Adam Lanza.<p>After the shock and the initial grief came questions about how it could have happened and why. Reports that Adam Lanza may have …

Mental Health

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental …

Mental Health