Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why Am I Here?

By Sadie Winlock, YWCA Chief Operating Officer Why am I here? Do you ever ask yourself that question?  Well, throughout my life, that has been a question I’ve asked myself because I seem to end up in the most unlikely … Continue reading

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The ROI of Self-Advocacy: Accelerating Your Career While Benefiting your Company

If you’re like many highly-motivated, high-potential professionals, you know the importance of investing in your career. You may have gone as far as mapping your career, marking milestones, making goals and measuring areas for growth. There’s only one roadblock – … Continue reading

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If We Don’t Have Our Health, Not Much Else Matters: Why I Refused To Be A Statistic At 258lbs

By Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland, Just so there is no confusion: I am going to share a bit of my journey to a healthier lifestyle and the intersection of health disparities on race and gender. But … Continue reading

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Youth Engagement: Nothing About Us Without Us

By Kate Lodge, A Place 4 Me Project Director: This week, several of us were in Chicago to meet with others from around the country on the issue of youth engagement. At the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative National Summit on … Continue reading

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Giving Circles Date Back Hundreds of Years

By Lisa Paul Sierk, Vice President of Advancement, A growing trend in philanthropic fundraising is the giving circle. These can feel new, but are actually built on old traditions dating back hundreds of years to mutual aid societies and other … Continue reading

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On Nonprofit Overhead Costs

By Debi Wolski Matese, Manager of Performance Improvement and Safety, At least once a year (usually around the holidays), one of my well-meaning friends posts a table on Facebook that illustrates which common charities have the highest overhead, along with … Continue reading

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