Is the Fiscal Sponsorship Model the future of social impact?

Imagine that you are a painter who has envisioned the masterpiece that you are destined to create, but in spite of your artistic vision and prowess, you lack the tools (brushes, paint, canvas, and easel) to bring your work to life. This analogy — though incomplete– attempts to describe the complexity of the fiscal sponsorship … Continue reading Is the Fiscal Sponsorship Model the future of social impact?

A helping paw: Companion animals care for veterans with PTSD

By Bob Dellinger Angelus News Magazine Nov. 5, a brisk early Saturday morning near the merry-go-round in Griffith Park. Diego Ortiz of PAWS/LA was standing in front of a white tarp trying to get the attention of two dozen dogs and their guardians. Since 1989, the nonprofit has been dedicated to preserving the healing benefits … Continue reading A helping paw: Companion animals care for veterans with PTSD

Veterans need their pets: PAWS/LA pledges to protect ‘the bond’

In the coming weeks, PAWS/LA will be launching a new program designed to help veterans and their companion animals. In keeping with their mission to preserve the human-animal bond, the nonprofit organization has begun providing assistance and advocacy for low-income veterans with PTSD and their pets. In the process of launching this program, we learned … Continue reading Veterans need their pets: PAWS/LA pledges to protect ‘the bond’

PAWS/LA on Community Council Iheart Radio

PAWS/LA is dedicated to preserving the loving bond between people and their companion animals. They provide services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness keep and care for their pets. The PAWS/LA Programs are designed to ease the financial, physical and emotional challenges of caring for a companion animal, both in and … Continue reading PAWS/LA on Community Council Iheart Radio

Measure Twice: Keys to Successful Nonprofit Programs

The idiom “measure twice, cut once” is credited to many sources, from Anglo Italian linguist John Florio in 1591 to a collection of Gaelic proverbs published in 1785. This centuries-old turn of phrase has served as a warning to carpenters, sculptors, architects and many other craftsmen to plan and prepare for something in a careful, … Continue reading Measure Twice: Keys to Successful Nonprofit Programs

A Look at Workplace Satisfaction from the Ivory Tower: It’s Time to Consider Women and Developing Nations

In his article “Rethinking Work,” Barry Schwartz, a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, discusses workplace satisfaction and the importance of creating jobs that feel more like meaningful vocations and less like aimless pursuits of wages (Schwartz, 2015). From beginning to end, his New York Times essay argues for both adequate compensation and purpose in … Continue reading A Look at Workplace Satisfaction from the Ivory Tower: It’s Time to Consider Women and Developing Nations