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December 2009 Blog Posts (75)

Better CSR Reporting: Emphasize Outcomes

I’ve had lots of feedback from a post I wrote last week called How to Improve Your CSR Report.

One person observed that “the problem seems to be that to report you need to count things, yet much of what and organisation delivers into society cannot be measured this way.”

Even most non-profit organization report their social ROI based on number of people served, beds in hospitals, brochures distributed, etc. The real value of social organizations is not how many services… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 7, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Can Congress Make Progress?

The old joke goes: “If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’, then what’s the opposite of progress? Answer: Congress! “

That might be true often enough, but for Arizona 5th district Congressman Harry Mitchell that’s not the case. His district, which includes the Phoenix area, is leading by example. They’ve built a new, 20 mile light rail system in the past year, and here in the Valley of the Sun, a solar paradise, Congressman Mitchell is promoting solar energy. He asserts that cities can… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 7, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Reaching Your Boyle-ing Point

At an age when most performers have hit their peak and may already be on a downward spiral, one rising star has captivated the world — not only with her phenomenal voice, but with her story. Susan Boyle shot to stardom just before turning 48.

We generally groom our superstars as youth: usually a new name enters our consciousness when the performer is between 18-22, sometimes… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Time is priceless, yet it costs us nothing You can do anything with it, yet you can not own it. You can spend it, However you can not keep it. Once you have lost it there is no getting it back It is …

Time is priceless, yet it costs us nothing

You can do anything with it, yet you can not own it.

You can spend it,

However you can not keep it.

Once you have lost it there is no getting it back

It is just gone

Find more videos like this on I.S.…


Added by Mr. Mike on December 5, 2009 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Great Love Creates Miracles

Saturday, Dec. 5

Where there is great love
there are always miracles.

Willa Cather

Added by Ron Alexander on December 5, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Artist is created

This is my perspective, but I feel at least we are all sitting at a round table, all sitting with the same bottle, the same block of cheese, at the same time, the perspectives may be different but the thought is from the table. Our friend here sits east, she is north, I sit west with my face to the door and of course the chair to the south is waiting for you! We all see the same objects just a little different from each other. From her point the cheese is blocked by the bottle, from your point… Continue

Added by Mr. Mike on December 5, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Si Se Puede*

Si Se Puede*

(For my Uncle and Father)

We heard stories of men grasping axles to ride

under trains, “coyotes” who stuffed men into trucks,

locked the doors into an airless ovens, bodies found near the river.

They came, on foot, twelve to a pickup, square, brown Indios

whose lightening hands moved across fields like blizzards,

clearing orchards and fields for a few coins a bushel.

Evenings, the ranchers would come. Truck… Continue

Added by Sally Arango Renata on December 5, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

December newsletter: From Resistance to Resilience

Years ago a popular television commercial featured a maternal manicurist who would soften her customers' hands in Palmolive dishwashing liquid. The theme was both arresting and funny. The patron, upon learning the contents of the cuticle-softening dish, would jerk her hand away and gasp: "Dishwashing liquid?" Madge would calmly pat her hand back down, reassuring, "It's Palmolive!"

I was ruminating on how such a commercial might play in the… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 3, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments

OM-Times Magazine December 2009 Edition

OM-Times December 2009 Edition

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Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on December 3, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

right here right now

It is such a joy to know there are so many beautiful hearts beating on this planet and such a joy to know there are so many seeking- not to get lost in the difficulties -but to find a more peaceful and loving way through them..I have been unable to work at my usual job for the last 3 months but have been blessed by the joy of being able to stop and look at my life for the blessing that it is..

Each time it has looked like another problem has risen to the surface another blessing has come… Continue

Added by susie on December 2, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Weekly Tidbit: Feed Your Soul

"We've all heard about an illness in Central Africa called sleeping sickness. What we should know is that a similar disease exists that attacks the soul. It's very dangerous because the early stages often go unnoticed. At the first sign of indifference or lack of enthusiasm take note! The only preventive against this disease is the realization that the soul suffers, suffers greatly, when we force it to live superficially. The soul loves all things beautiful and deep." Paul Coelho, The Winner… Continue

Added by Charly Hill on December 2, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Quote of the Day 36

"Dreams are a manifestation of the subconscious. Any (personal) condition before becoming a reality is first dreams." ~ Edgar Cayce

Added by Dawn Solomon on December 2, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Gallery Punavuori !.-13.12.2009-UNIIKKIA UNIIKKIA-UNIQUE UNIQUE

You are cordially invited to Helsinki Finland

to the

photo hsa09©


flyer created by artist S.K.

TMAS ART… Continue

Added by Heli Aarniranta on December 2, 2009 at 4:41am — No Comments

Peacekeeper's Founder, Jody R. Weiss, Talks about Her Experience in Surviving Domestic Violence and Transforming the Experience into Compassion and Activism

I want you to know that I am a survivor of domestic violence; not physical violence but emotional violence… what I call “micro-wounding.” Micro-wounding are those small wounds to the psyche. The silencing, demeaning, ridiculing, belittling of what is important to you, stepping on your dreams, the behavior that attempts to make you smaller or keep you down – micro-wounding is an epidemic in our society. It exists in the halls of corporate America and in our homes. Children micro-wound as part of… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 1, 2009 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Marty's December Message

Happy December from Marty!

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Make the holidays Happier by giving a hand at~… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson/Onefeather on December 1, 2009 at 7:34am — No Comments

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