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As I am preparing to start a global internet based non-profit organization, this information comes right on time.  This will be one of the sources to aid me in accomplishing my goal and bring forth my mission.

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5 Mobile Apps Nonprofits Can Use to Boost Donations

5 Mobile Apps Nonprofits Can Use to Boost Donations | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
Check out these 5 social good apps that could help your nonprofit get more mobile users engaging with your organization's website. (5 mobile apps nonprofits can use to boost donations.

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#Sociagood apps great for #nonprofits to boost #donations.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:07 AM

Is your nonprofit doing mobile fundraising yet?  This article describes five apps to help you get there.

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Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits | Tech Impact Blog ...

Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits | Tech Impact Blog ... | Personal & Professional Growth | Scoop.it
The graphic, provided by Convio, compares the growth of online giving between the years of 2008 to 2010, these numbers have only grown over the past 3 years and are continuing to increase. In fact: Online donations rose by 14% between 2011 ...
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The Female Face of Poverty

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Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.
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I was stunned to see 2.8k people recommended and shared this article to be read, something really needs to be done about.poverty. There are things being done,  but is it enough?  I firmly believe every person receiving public assistance or of low income status should have oppoortunities to better themselves.  That is why i am determined to provide free resoures.  

 

There are a millon professional mentoring organizations,I know because I belong to some of them. But, also I am one of many women who had received public assistance at one time, but these days I am always working on  personal self-development, enhancing skills such as public speaking, writing, and enhancing my technical skills.  All these I have found to be the key in growing personally and professionally, however, enhancing these skills with a mentor is a smoother transistion for people getting off public assistance or trying to get over a low income rut.  

 

For example, in my program if someone needs someone to practice interview questions with them the night before, or need some tips on what to wear, or just a coversation about their fustration of being in a poverty state; then a mentor or hotline will be available.  

 

Most people don't understand or could careless that when people come from long line of poverty, it is not so easy to pull themselves up by the bootstraps, they are not even sure where to start, and in my experience most help is not real help.

 

As a welfare reformed woman who works hard to stay off the system, I want to give back freely.  I have learned that knowledge has and holds power!

 

 

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From what I know about poverty, it is a very sad thing. 
But after reading the article, I realised that poverty is not something to pity about but instead something we should try to prevent. It is because, once we start living in a poverty life, it will be very hard to get out of the living condition. Now I am curious as to how exhausting it is when they are living in poverty and how the parents can cope living in poverty without complaining

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The 501c3: What You Need To Know About The Nonprofit | Money ...

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Most states that recognize charities will allow those charities to purchase what they need tax-free by granting them exemption to sales tax.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, January 5, 2014 4:53 PM

Occasionally good to post a Nonprofit startup 101 article. Here's another.

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The pros, cons of welfare system - ObserverToday.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Dunkirk | The Observer

It would seem that everyone — or at least those paying taxes — wants serious reforms of our welfare system.

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As a person who is welfare reformed, I feel as if though it is easy for people in the opposition point of this article to feed into or make general judgment about people in the welfare system. First, welfare is not easy to get, most of the time you are treated poorly by the staff members of a welfare agency, you must answer degrading questions, a matter of fact it can be downright embarrassing. Second, as for benefits being too much that comment must be meant for the entire system because I received $322 a month c when I was on the system, and that was 23 years ago and the allowance is still the same.

 

With regards to "cell phones and computer hook-ups, maybe these items should not be provided at taxpayer expenses", but if someone would like to donate these items to a person on welfare then that should be okay.  With, that being said, I was blessed that someone purchased me a computer when I was on welfare; this was back when lotus and dbase were popular.  Lord and behold I had entered a new arena, it was a source I have never thought of tapping in, although we would sit down at the welfare office from 8am until 4pm, with no positive reinforcements within the building or any free computer training being offered or any constructive reinforcements to do better.  So, I agree with this article when it state that "job training and education should be part of  the package." But, let me say there was one worker I came across, and she was pivotal in my life for the moment she was my caseworker; 1 out of 10 that I was assigned to during my years in the system.  Well, needless to say I ended up in a program that turned out to be okay, but I still could not work because of inadequate child care, plus I did not have a high school diploma. 

But, the stigma of being on welfare or section 8 is not good for one's self-esteem. You are talked about; negative assumptions are made about you. People assume you automatically don't mind living in crime ridden dangerous areas, and last, but not least the medical care can be horrible. 

 

Did I mention I was an office worker before my child became ill and I had to come home and care for him; I worked during the ages of 14 -19. What I have learned in my life is people have some type of undesirable moment in their lives. Unfortunately for welfare recipients, their lives are on display, they are addressed in a matter that singles them out, they can ultimately find themselves becoming a slave and being systematically set-up for failure. The truth is even when we want to get off the system there is a glass ceiling directly above you because the assumption is much is not expected or should be given to people of adverse lifestyles if we just came off of welfare, have children out of wedlock, or other negative issues.

 

In closing, I am happy that I had some money for rent, my child, food and medical care until I was able to grow into a person who wanted more for me and my children lives.  But, I must confess my transition from welfare to a college graduate; a homeowner and a college employee would have never been possible if I had not had a mentor.  He did not concentrate on my negative lifestyle but cared enough to help me tap into my positive attributes.  If working adults should have mentors and positive reinforcements to grow in their professional world the same stands for people on welfare, it is a proven fact that professional and personal growth; both go a long way in people living successful financial lives.

 

I did not address every stance in this article because my transistion has been a road that probably needs a book to covey my journey from welfare to a happy positve life and how I feel mentor played a big part in it.

 

Source:http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/589149/The-pros--cons-of-welfare-system.html?nav=5046

 

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