Gratitude–a feeling of appreciation or thanks. Beyond Thanksgiving and the occasional thank you card sent after receiving something from a friend, cultivating a culture of gratitude is hard but rewarding work. According to the Newsweek article “5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude“, being grateful is almost guaranteed to produce a positive result. Studies show that grateful […]Read more "Blog #15: Gratitude"
Writers and public relations professionals must have a symbiotic relationship, meaning two sides must exist. If you’re the PR pro, know as much as you can about the writer or publication. If you’re the writer, know about the PR pro or PR agency. We’re all humans with a finite amount of time. Be understanding and respectful […]Read more "Blog #14: Making the best pitch"
In my first service-learning class, I was able to help with the planning of a fundraiser event for the Student Cupboard on campus. However, non-profit events are not all the same. All events should have an answer for the questions who, what, when, where and why. If the event doesn’t have a clear goal, you won’t […]Read more "Blog #12: Special Events for Non-Profits"
Enthusiasm for people and seeing them succeed Reliable student, leader and friend Incredibly nerdy Kindhearted Always looking for a way to improve Christ follower An older sister Servant-leader Talks with a slight lisp Always smiling Nearsighted Open to possibilities Never going to stop pursuing her dreamsRead more "Blog #11: This is Me"
Disneyland, the most magical place on Earth…except when you’re an awkward teenager old with a mouth full of metal. This was my second trip to Disneyland, but a first for my three-year-old brother. We wanted to make the most out of our time at the park, so naturally we took a lot of pictures with […]Read more "Blog #10: Finding Balance"
Non-profits have a big task of communicating their importance to audiences in a digital age where time and interest is limited. The website’s homepage plays the biggest role in conveying the organization’s importance. Some guidelines to follow for a top non-profit website include: Most important information is upfront Content is accessible on all devices Uses a […]Read more "Blog #9: Guide to great non-profit websites"
I am a woman above everything else. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Who are four cool people I want to be like? I can think of four women in particular: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: In middle school, I wrote a lengthy historical paper on Jackie Kennedy. I was enthralled by the Kennedy family at this age, just beginning […]Read more "Blog #8: Wonder Women"