Seize the Summer: These 7 Tips Will Keep Your Children Engaged

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM



Learning needn’t be confined to the school year. The summertime is brimming with educational opportunities just waiting to be seized. Studies have long shown that children who are active and involved throughout the year tend to perform better academically. This summer, claim every opportunity to keep your children engaged by weaving education into everyday activities.

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Topics: Education and School

Top 3 Charitable Causes That Need Your Help

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM



There are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S., which leaves donors inundated with options when it comes to giving resources and money. With so many causes to choose from, how does one go about choosing a nonprofit to help?

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Topics: Nonprofits

How Teachers Can Earn Some Extra Income This Summer

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM

No matter the type of store you run, you can profit greatly by the design of your checkout counter. The average consumer spends about five minutes standing in line at the checkout counter, and that five minutes provides countless opportunities to influence some last minute sales. When a person reaches checkout, they’ve already tackled their shopping list, meaning any remaining expenditures are impulse buys. The vast majority of impulse purchases are for inexpensive items, so keep this in mind as you’re stocking your counter.

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Topics: Small Business

Encourage Impulse Buying and Sell More Products

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Everybody partakes in an impulse purchase from time to time. In fact, a survey conducted by CreditCards.com found that about 75 percent of consumers report having made a recent impulse purchase, and about 16 percent of respondents claimed to have spent over $500 on their impulse purchase. Business owners can leverage this trend by designing their store in a way that subtly influences the emotions and desires of shoppers.

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Topics: Small Business

7 Supplies Every Summer Camp Should Have on Hand

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Just a few more weeks and children across the U.S. will be finishing up the last days of school before the excitement of summer sets in. Summer camps should have already set to work preparing their camp for the coming summer. There is an endless list of supplies that every summer camp needs to have on hand, but some supplies are more critical than others and can greatly determine the quality of experience for children. Here are some of the primary supplies every summer camp should stock in abundance.  
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Topics: Nonprofits

5 Items Every Checkout Counter Should Sell

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

No matter the type of store you run, you can profit greatly by the design of your checkout counter. The average consumer spends about five minutes standing in line at the checkout counter, and that five minutes provides countless opportunities to influence some last minute sales. When a person reaches checkout, they’ve already tackled their shopping list, meaning any remaining expenditures are impulse buys. The vast majority of impulse purchases are for inexpensive items, so keep this in mind as you’re stocking your counter.

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Topics: Small Business

Teach Your Kids to Give Back This Summer

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM



Summertime often feels like both a blessing and a curse to parents. While it’s always wonderful to spend more time with the children, it can be hectic finding ways to keep them entertained and engaged all summer long. Volunteering provides an activity that parents and children can both enjoy, while offering the children a chance to learn and grow all summer long. Volunteering has actually shown to have a profound effect on the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children, making it a wholesome and enriching activity for kids.

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Topics: Nonprofits

How to Use Store Displays to Drive Sales

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The layout and design of your store is a major determiner in sales, and with a strategic approach, you can arrange products in a way that optimize your profit margin. Studies resoundingly show that the power of suggestion can greatly increase consumer spending, and there is no better way to subtly influence consumers than through colorful and attractive displays.  

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Topics: Small Business

Behind the Scenes of Your Local Food Pantry

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM


Every year, food banks across the country distribute a cumulative 3 billion meals to people in food-insecure situations. With about 200 food banks and 60,000 different meal programs distributed across all 50 states, towns large and small are working tirelessly to ensure all Americans have warm, nutritious meals year round. Yet, distributing all of that food is no easy task. Here’s how food pantries orchestrate their mission from day to day.  

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Topics: Nonprofits

Humane Societies Are Struggling: How You Can Help Them Stay Afloat and Help More Pets

Posted by Marc Joseph on Apr 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Humane societies are often encumbered with more animals than they can afford to take on, resulting in declining care for animals and financial difficulties for the humane society. Humane societies are typically low-kill shelters, meaning they only euthanize animals when the animal is too sick or aggressive to be adopted out. As a result, they often keep the same animal for months at a time, which exhausts their financial resources and limits their ability to take in more animals.

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Topics: Nonprofits