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Philanthropy provides community the help that it needs. Without outside action and support some communities may suffer. Those in need in the community may require help applying for housing, supplementary aid and services, monetary donations, and so much more. These e-books listed below will give those who are looking to give philanthropic support to their communities the key tips and tricks on how to do just that. To learn more click the links below:
In this article by Third Way they’ve identified seven key traits of successful programs. It is important that grant programs and other federal support honor and invest in these characteristics. In this report, they have outlined each of these essential traits and have highlighted a series of case studies where innovative providers are demonstrating their effectiveness. To learn more click here.
In this TedTalk speaker Luvvie Ajayi isn’t afraid to be herlself or to be the one opposing voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this clever, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you’re not sure whether to use your voice or to remain quiet and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Launching a website is an exciting time for any business owner but also a stressful time. Promotion for your site may be even harder than the initial launch. In this article by Forbes, former contributor John Rampton gives us a list of the top 10 things you should do when launching a website. To learn more click here.
Keeping your business afloat during these uncertain times may be difficult but with these tips from the Idaho review may just be able to keep business at bay. There are many ways for your businesses to thrive with marketing ideas that are creative and may change the way your business functions in the future. To learn more click here.
Finding scholarships is hard for any student especially for those in the black community. Black students and their families are among the groups that tend to borrow more student loans and are more affected by debt. Many awards target specific students, such as scholarships which aim to support African American students and other underrepresented groups. In this article by USNews, reporter Emma Kerr, offers help on how to search for these scholarships. Learn more here.
Looking to enhance your skillset and gain certifications to add to your resume? This article by GreyCampus highlights the top 10 certifications for career-oriented people to obtain this year. Upskill yourself with the best certification to stay relevant and achieve opportunities. Learn more here.
Scholarships provide students the opportunity to earn an education. Without outside assistance some students may have trouble paying for the degree they need in order to enter the workforce and become a contributing member of society. Students may need help applying for these outside scholarships that require written essays, recommendation letters, and interviews. These e-books listed below will give students the tips and insight on how to successfully win scholarships. To learn more click the links below:
In this article, “Shifting Philanthropy From Charity to Justice” Dorian O. Burton & Brian C.B. Barnes pose the question of how can we shift from a framework that grounds giving in “charity” to one that grounds giving in “justice.” This article states, “A framework rooted in charity alone ignores past realities that forced communities into oppressive situations, and risks reinforcing givers’ lack of understanding with rewards that recognize their benevolence.” The authors pose seven questions that every philanthropist should consider in their analysis. Learn more here
SIM Companies is introducing a Monthly Book Club with eBooks including some just under $10. This book club allows individuals the opportunity to step up and gain new skills that align with the specific demands of their goal improvement needs. These books provide individuals with our marketing access to affordable books centered around the pillars of SIM Companies: Education, Business, Workforce Development, and Philanthropy. Click here to join our book club today!