Sweeping the Homeless Under the Rug

Yes, you read that headline correctly. And, yes, one of my favorite cities – Portland, Maine – is trying its very best to sweep the down and out under the rug. The Portland City Council has banned standing, sitting, parking, or driving on a median in response to the outrage expressed by the good people […]

A Daughter’s Ironman for Mum: Raising Funds to Support Alzheimer’s Association

For Yarmouth fitness trainer Theresa Saxton, Ironman competitions are serious business. She’s participated in three Ironmen, completing her last one more than five years ago. They all pale in comparison to her upcoming solo Ironman on June 22: she’s dedicating this effort to honor her mother, who has been living in the fog of Alzheimer’s […]

Reinventing an Old Friend to Create a City of Readers

In a world where following the latest shiny object can be distracting, it’s refreshing to see a shiny object designed to keep us on track. Portland’s shiny new bookmobile was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony right outside the Portland Public Library. Investors and city officials were quick to point out that this bookmobile should […]

Sock Monkeys Against Cancer – Let’s Bring Them to Life

Cancer is serious business; these cute, cuddly monkeys with wild hair bring a ray of sunshine along with a big dose of humor and hope to cancer patients. They are the creation of Jennifer Windrum in response to her mother’s lung cancer diagnosis. Why SMAC: Sock Monkeys Against Cancer? Windrum and her mother, Leslie Lehrman, […]

LiveStrong: A Powerful Force for Good

Today is LiveStrong Day, a day to acknowledge and support the 28 million people around the world who are living with cancer. This annual celebration takes place on the anniversary of Lance Armstrong’s October 2, 1996 cancer diagnosis. Yes, you read that correctly, a celebration of a cancer diagnosis. In Armstrong’s own words: The truth […]

Collaborating for Good to Take the Mystery Out of Video Production

If only all meetings could be this effective! Offered free of charge, Telling Your Nonprofit’s Story…Through Video exceeded all expectations. Andrea Berry and Kyle Andrei of Idealware and Maine Association of Nonprofits served up a winner, providing:   Tips and tools for video production Examples  of powerful messages delivered through video Options for sharing videos […]