Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FREE WEBINAR: An Introduction To Google Grants and $10,000 per Month in Free Advertising

Hello Everyone,
 I received this in my inbox and thought that it would be a great resource to pass on... enjoy!!!
FREE WEBINAR: An Introduction To Google Grants and $10,000 per Month in Free Advertising 
Wednesday, September 25
  3:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
Webinar Description 
** DISCLAIMER: You must be a registered charitable organization with a website to be eligible for Google Grants. **
Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google.com. During this webinar Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant. He will also highlight what is required to succeed when using Google Grants and tell you about a paid service that will get you more than your money's worth.
Attendees can expect to learn:
  • What is Google Grants?
  • What is pay-per-click advertising?
  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.
  • Step-by-step details of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?
  • Details about a professional service that manages Google Grants to save you time and get you more than what you paid for.
Nonprofits big and small have much to gain from Google Grants. Donors, volunteers, and supporters who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your online ads. Google Grants can be used to tackle marketing problems such as raising awareness, growing online donations, building email lists, increasing volunteer registration, and more.
About Simon
Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd, helps charities obtain and manage free advertising through Google Grants. His expertise in the program has led to a 100% application success rate and he currently manages over $2 million in annual grant funding that generate more than 35 million ad views each year. He is also certified by Google as an online advertising expert and regularly blogs as a thought leader on Google Grants. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day & Its National Suicide Prevention Week

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and September 8th - 14th is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is something that effects all people from all walks of life, it was only a few weeks ago that Lee Thompson Young better known for his role as The Famous Jett Jackson took his own life. When I first heard about his passing, it was very sad and it left me to wonder why someone with so much success would want to take their own life. Lee Thompson Young is just one of many who believed that suicide was their only option. The truth is Suicide is preventable, so lets learn what we can do for Suicide Prevention. 

The first thing we can do is learn the warning signs of suicide and who to call for help:

--The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings. --( http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)    
The second thing we can do is go to http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org to learn more about suicide prevention.

Monday, September 2, 2013

National Health Observances in September

Did you know that in the month of September alone there are 19 + National Health Observances?

Check out the list below to see which National Health Observances are taking place this month,
and click on the links to learn more information.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month

Healthy Aging®Month

Infant Mortality Awareness Month

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Food Safety Education month

National ITP Awareness Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

National Recovery Month

National Sickle Cell Month

National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Yoga Awareness Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Whole Grains Month

World Alzheimer's Month

To learn more about the National Health Observances go to healthfinder.gov

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Its Maryland Tax Free Week

That's right for this week only you can shop for qualifying clothes and shoes $100 or less are exempt from state sales tax! It began on the 11th of August and The last day for Maryland's Tax Free Week is Saturday August 17, 2013.

For more information go to www.marylandtaxes.com or Call (800) MD-TAXES or (410) 260-7980 from central Maryland, or e-mail shopmaryland@comp.state.md.us.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

National Health Observances For August

Did you know that healthfinder.gov has a National Health Observances calendar to raise awareness for important health topics?

Here is a list of National Health Observances for the Month of August:

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Did you know that children should have their vision checked at least once by age 6 -(Healthfinder.gov)
 To learn more about Children’s Eye Health and Safety check out the links below
Healthfinder: Eye Health
Prevent Blindness Of America

National Breastfeeding Month

Breastfeeding is not only healthy for the baby, but its also healthy for the mother -(healthfinder.gov)
 To learn more about the benefits of Breastfeeding and National Breastfeeding Month click on the links below
Healthfinder: Breastfeeding
United States Breastfeeding Committee

Psoriasis Awareness Month

“Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.”-(psoriasis.org)
 To find out more about Psoriasis go to
National Psoriasis Foundation

1 - 7 World Breastfeeding Week

This years theme for World Breastfeeding Week is “BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS”. 
 To learn more about World Breastfeeding Week go to
World Breastfeeding Week

11 - 17 National Health Center Week

“Today, America’s Health Centers serve over 23 million people (including 862,776 Farmworkers and more than 1 million people who are Homeless) at more than 8,200 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.”- (healthcenterweek.com)
To learn more go to National Health Center Week 

To learn more about the National Health Observances go to healthfinder.gov

Monday, July 22, 2013

Washington DC Career Fair 7/23/13

One day left to register for the career fair

Event: Washington DC Career fair

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: DoubleTree Crystal City
                 300 Army Navy Drive
                   Arlington, VA 22202

 To register  or for more  dates, locations and information go to nationalcareerfairs.com

Additional career fair dates in the DC/MD/VA area

 MD 9/9/13
DC/VA 9/18/13
MD 12/2/13
DC/VA 12/9/13

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Apply now for the Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship

The Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) is still accepting applications for the annual
 Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship honors the life and work of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

Deadline: August 1, 2013

Scholarship amount: $1000

In order to qualify applicants must:
Applicants must respond to the following essay prompt in 500 words or less:

Describe an experience that illustrates your connection to advancing equality in America.
Be able to attend CAIR’s 19th annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, September 28, 2013
to receive the award in person

Answer the essay question above in 500 words or less.

Be enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional program of an accredited college or university in the United States for the fall 2013 semester.

Submit a resume demonstrating a commitment to civil liberties issues and/or community service.

Submit a short bio statement (150 words or less)

Submit one letter of recommendation.

Sign the attestation and application signature portion of the application.

Submit a complete application emailed or postmarked no later than
August 1, 2013.

To download the application: www.cair.com/scholarship.html

Questions? Please email or call Lauren Schreiber at scholarship@cair.com
or 202-742-6454

To learn more about CAIR go to their website http://www.cair.com