Category: Mitch Ravvin

March 24, 2021

Pivoting

A pivot in business means fundamentally changing the direction of a business when you realize the current products or services are not meeting the needs of the market. The main goal of a pivot is to help a company improve revenue or survive in the market, but the way you pivot your business can make […]

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February 24, 2021

Hoping that the golf fundraiser and other in-person nonprofit events are not far off?

With golf fundraisers and other nonprofit events, hopefully, coming up over the next several months, I would like to share the following information for you to think about. Sponsorship: Where a business gives cash or other property it may not necessarily be a gift to the charity. If the expectation of the transaction is to […]

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January 24, 2021

Is money the only thing a nonprofit organization should think of when measuring success?

If businesses have embraced a “value based” approach to managing since it is imperative to make decisions that enhance and improve value for all stakeholders than why can’t nonprofits too? 1. Generating a return for investors is important but what about a return for supporters for nonprofits? 2. If employees need to be empowered in […]

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December 29, 2020

Holiday time

The holidays are a special time of year that bring together family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate the bonds that unite us. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I try to remember that they are about being together, celebrating family, and spreading the joy of the season through small acts of kindness. May […]

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September 18, 2020

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

I have been a volunteer for various nonprofit agencies since I was a teenager. I began as a teacher’s aid at Christine Meikle School where I was involved in helping develop functional daily living skills that students would need to transition to adult life in the community. In addition, I was involved in various volunteer […]

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August 12, 2020

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

  Many people balk at the idea of hiring a Consultant. Why pay someone to come in and do a job that I should be able to do? The reason you should hire a Consultant to help your organization, is because that individual has experience of finding and maintaining that balance. I got a call […]

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May 12, 2020

Let us not lose our optimism…

These are difficult times in the world at present, however, I hope we will not lose our optimism that things will turn out alright. The world is incredibly challenging, especially, for nonprofits given that donors and sponsors are also struggling. These are important times to think outside the box as we struggle with social distancing […]

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April 3, 2020

The 2020, 16th, annual Calgary International Blues Festival

From July 27 – August 2, 2020, the Calgary Blues Music Association presents the 16th annual Calgary International Blues Festival, a full week of the best in blues in a variety of downtown settings and formats, including workshops, noon-hour live music performances, blues history panels, and more. The week culminates in 4 days & nights […]

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January 14, 2020

Happy New Year One and All

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. A short search on Google highlights a plethora of rituals such as: The Winter Solstice for many is the turning point of […]

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December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays One and All

December is a month full of happy days. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, or Ramadan, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. What do the holidays mean to you? It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying “something […]

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