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Volunteering is a great activity. Volunteering allows you to help people in need, making their lives easier or better as a result. If you didn’t know, volunteering can have loads of benefits for you as well. While you may not realize it, volunteering allows you to learn new things and gain new perspectives, as well as help those in need. Here are a few of the personal benefits of volunteering.

New Friendships

One of the best parts of volunteering is how it allows you to connect with others . This includes both the people you’re helping and the other volunteers. If you…


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When Covid-19 hit the shores of the United States in full force back in March, much of the way we went about our daily lives drastically changed. Most of our favorite stores and restaurants shut down, and we were told to stay home except for essential tasks such as grocery shopping. Many people lost their jobs, but those who were lucky enough got to begin working from home. Working from home is a big adjustment, for both employees and their leaders. Managers, bosses, and most people in power who have begun working from home are now faced with a rather…


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The phrase “leaders are born, not made” is a fairly popular statement, but luckily it’s the furthest thing from the truth. In reality, it’s very well possible to learn how to be a leader and learn how to be lead well. One easy way to learn more about leadership is by listening to podcasts about it. Podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of media and it’s easy for anyone to create a podcast, meaning that there are dozens of different expert leaders out there who have created podcasts where they discuss leadership and share their knowledge with…


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It began as a simple idea way back in 1973. Why not hold a dance contest to raise money for kids battling cancer? Since then, students at the University of Pennsylvania have turned that first dance fest into one of the most successful fundraising movements in American history. THON — short for dance marathon — was the brainchild of then Penn State Interfraternity Council President Bill Lear.

The first THON drew 78 dancers, lasted 30 hours and raised just over $2,000. Since then, THON has raised an amazing $168 million. …


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Philanthropy is a never-ending endeavor that is designed to promote community well-being and solve problems within a society. Many nonprofit organizations and businesses use philanthropy to change lives and to improve social conditions. The process of philanthropy is always evolving. Every year new trends emerge that help to make the act of philanthropy a more practical and effective activity. The following trends for philanthropy in 2020 will be presented here.

Donors Will Have a More Personal Impact with Giving

Forbes stated that donors want to know that their contributions are making a difference. The amount of money that a donor…


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If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you should consider opening your business with the intention of making a positive impact on your local community. You don’t have to have a brick and mortar business, either. It doesn’t matter if you decide that your business will be a purely online venture; you will still need the support of local communities to grow and prosper. You can impact your community by investing in it in various ways.

Donate a Portion of Your Profits

If you can demonstrate to your local community that you care, you will truly reap the rewards of it…


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Employers have to focus on different things at work. Because of this, they may sometimes forget to show appreciation towards employees. When employees don’t feel appreciated, they may lose motivation and others may seek employment elsewhere. If you show them appreciation, then they will work hard and stay. Keep these tips in mind to show your employees appreciation.

Always Say Thank You

Some managers forget to say thank you to employees. It’s a simple gesture, but it shows that you appreciate your employees’ contributions. Some give a monotone thanks to their employees — avoid doing that. …


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Investors have the power to improve the world and turn a profit at the same time, they merely need to find the right methods for doing so. Impact investing is one such technique, one that is growing in popularity as more and more people take an interest in corporate responsibility.

How it Works

Impact investing is an investment strategy that focuses on businesses that have a positive impact on the world. Investors look for companies or small businesses that have good environmental policies, provide opportunities to underprivileged communities, or offer other benefits to society. …


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Working from home has its perks, allowing employees to achieve their desired work-life balance. However, one common downside of working from home is the difficulties employees can face in terms of productivity. Working from home poses many distractions and makes it easy to procrastinate. If an employee has children at home, for example, then it can be a bit overwhelming to ration enough time to complete all of one’s tasks. This can also cause the work quality to dwindle if multitasking is not a strong quality in the person.

One’s full attention tends to alternate between the tasks they happen…


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Nobody likes having their ideas or methods challenged. It can be uncomfortable or even embarrassing. However, it is a part of professional growth and is also one of the most useful tools you have in becoming a more effective leader. Is there a difference between feedback and criticism? In many ways, the two are similar, but there are key differences, specifically in how they are communicated to the employee.

Feedback is Purposeful, Criticism is Personal

If a member of your team approaches you about a problem with workload scheduling and feels like they are pulling most of the weight of…

Jimmy Lustig

James Lustig is a founder and CEO at United Capital Management, a Colorado-based family office. He's also an active philanthropist. http://jimmylustig.org

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