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How to Use Community Partnerships as a Source for Volunteers

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Apr 4, 2018 12:21:07 PM

Finding volunteers is challenging, and the needs of your organization grow every day. Learning how to use community partnerships as a source for volunteers provides a pool of people already invested in your cause: the community.

Here are ways to use community partnerships as a source for volunteers.

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Topics: how to recruit volunteers for seniors, Volunteers

Go Further with Food: The Benefits of Buying Local

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Mar 28, 2018 10:31:00 AM


March is National Nutrition Month. This year's theme not only encourages healthy eating habits, but urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you "Go Further with Food," while saving both nutrients and money.

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The 17 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Senior Nonprofits

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Mar 22, 2018 10:08:18 AM

Fundraising can be a challenging task for your senior nonprofit. There are several factors to consider including donor reception, budget, and estimated time commitment. Another factor to consider; is this a small, quick, and easy fundraiser to support an immediate need or is this a long-term, large fundraising event to help fund your nonprofit for an extended period? 

Whether it is long-term or short-term fundraising event, it is challenging to think of event ideas, so we compiled a list of fundraising ideas for senior nonprofits. The ideas range from fun, to easy, to more involved.

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Topics: Fundraising

The Cold Chain and the Best Practice in Serving Rural Customers

Posted by Paula Ardilla, QA/HACCP Coordinator on Mar 14, 2018 2:08:00 PM

Is this how you are delivering meals to your seniors?

One of the foremost challenges facing seniors aging in place in rural areas is food safety. In this context, food safety includes satisfactory dietary requirements, reliable food intake, proper food storage, transport, and handling. For seniors to receive proper nutrition, each of these areas must be adequately satisfied. Luckily, home meal delivery services tailored to seniors, like SimpleCook™, make health and nutrition easy and efficient.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, The Cold Chain

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Fundraising for Nonprofits

Posted by Terry White on Mar 8, 2018 2:37:56 PM

 

The number of aging adults will probably double by 2030. Trends show the aging baby boomer population is growing faster than ever before. The nonprofit organizations working in elder care provide tangible benefits to their community. Most organizations depend on fundraising to carry out these plans.

Fundraising for senior causes must maximize support from donors who recognize the challenges and appreciate the solutions your organization provides. Before spending time brainstorming new ways to raise money, examine your current processes.

Is your organization guilty of any of the following pitfalls of fundraising?


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Topics: Fundraising

Is the Best Time for Lunch After Recess?

Posted by Jessica Fleigle on Feb 28, 2018 11:13:49 AM

In multiple schools across the United States, students eat their lunch before heading outside for recess. Emerging evidence suggests that scheduling recess before lunch may offer many benefits, including better behavior, less food waste, increased ability to focus, and improved academic achievement.

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Topics: Healthy Lunch, School Lunch, Child Nutrition

Academic Benefits from Physical Activity in the Classroom

Posted by Jessica Fleigle on Feb 21, 2018 10:10:56 AM

Today's schools are facing many obstacles to achieve their academic goals; poverty, bullying, technology, no child left behind, budget cuts, and student health, just to name a few. All of these issues are making it more challenging, and schools are having to adapt quickly to be successful with their students. 

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Obesity, Resources for Teachers

Take Heart - Healthy Foods Can be Delicious!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Feb 15, 2018 2:46:32 PM

February is American Heart Month! It is an excellent time to take charge of your health. Regular visits to your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol are simple ways to know your risk factors for heart disease. In fact, 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable through education and action.

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Topics: Senior Nutrition, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Heart Disease, Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition

Effective Fundraising Solutions for Senior Nonprofits

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Feb 12, 2018 11:25:10 AM

 


Effective fundraising focuses on the audience because audience relevant campaigns will count the most with those ready to support your cause. The next step is eliminating the obstacles to donation rather than reinforcing them with your tone and message. There are many ways you can reduce the uncomfortable aspects of fundraising for you and your staff as well as potential donors.

Don’t be afraid of innovative events that give real value to your potential donors.

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Topics: Fundraising

Health Benefits for Senior Volunteers serving Seniors

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Feb 1, 2018 12:50:28 PM

The Benefits of Volunteering: Senior Volunteers Enjoy a Better Quality of Life

Volunteering is altruistic– a gift we give to others. Research reveals it’s also something great we do for ourselves! The benefits of volunteering are varied and even more pronounced for senior volunteers.

Senior volunteers are already more motivated than many of their younger community members. Therefore, senior volunteer recruitment and senior quality of life is a perfect match.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, Aging Well, Volunteers, Volunteerism

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