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Planting the seeds of success

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Planting the seeds of success

With spring here and planting season in many places just around the corner, I came across a garden plan that you might consider this year. • First, plant three rows of peas: passion, performance and persistence. • Then three rows of squash: squash gossip, squash indifference and squash criticism. • There should be three rows Read More →

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Casa Serena celebrates 50 years of miracles

By   /  Saturday, January 31st, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Casa Serena celebrates 50 years of miracles

Posters that read “Don’t leave before the miracle” hang throughout the walls of Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena. For those who enter the nonprofit’s doors, the miracle is a recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. It has been 50 years since Casa Serena opened its doors to offer a safe haven and support system for recovering Read More →

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Give until it zooks! – Online fundraiser helps region

By   /  Saturday, January 31st, 2009  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Give until it zooks! – Online fundraiser helps region

Even if givezooks! didn’t exactly coin the term “social fundraising,” the company is at least looking to revolutionize the concept. A Santa Barbara-based Internet startup, givezooks! is using the power of social networking tools to transform the way nonprofits and other grassroots campaigns fundraise and connect with donors. “Social fundraising, as we call it, is Read More →

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Financial promoter – Advancing young entrepreneurship

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2008  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Financial promoter – Advancing young entrepreneurship

The right speaker can transform an event, and two tri-county groups are working to harness the power of oratory to help nonprofit groups. Santa Barbara-based Catalyst offers a lecture series on financial literacy and entrepreneurship, targeting young professionals as its audience. Catalyst sells tickets to the events, and 100 percent of the ticket sales go Read More →

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On a Mission

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2008  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on On a Mission

One question tends to pop up more frequently in the Tri-Counties’ downtown areas as soon as temperatures rise: “Can you spare any change?” That question might be asked even more this year because of a sinking economy and the clean-up on Los Angeles’ notorious homeless hangout Skid Row. With Santa Barbara’s main homeless shelter, Casa Read More →

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