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