Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Women Entreprenuers of the World - Nevada Small Business Women Supporting Non-Profits

There are many women's networking groups in Las Vegas.  I am a proud member of Women Entreprenuers of the World.  WE of the World is an amazing group of women who are small business owners who actively support non profit organizations.

WE's primary goal is to raise money for scholarships and charities, educate and enrich members, and provide support to the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

Members are encouraged to bring a raffle prize and donations for Olive Crest and HELP Southern Nevada to each monthly lunch. Proceeds of the raffle go to a charitable contribution and scholarship fund. Members bring all things baby ie. diapers, wipes, clothes, food etc for Olive Crest and clean out their closets to provide displaced women with clothes, shoes and accessories to go on job interviews, etc through HELP. 

This is yet another wonderful way that for profit business owners support non profit organizations. 

Please share stories of other caring organizations with me.

Blessings, Heidi

PS - Please check out http://www.credit-cares.com/ for a cost free program your business can use to support your favorit non-profit organization.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Great Example of How Businesses Support Non-Profits

Last night I volunteered at a Wine Walk to benefit New Vista Communities which is an amazing Las Vegas NPO that houses and empowers adults with disabilities.  This event was a perfect example of local businesses supporting a favorite cause to benefit everyone involved.

The event was at a beautiful outdoor shopping area (thank goodness for perfect weather last night) and I am very sure the attendees checked out some of the stores while they were there to taste the wine.  Great PR for the shopping area!

The wine was provided by a local distributer and the glasses were provided by and etched with the name of a local store that sells that wine.  Perfect! Now the attendees have new wines they want to buy and know just where to go to get them.

Does this bring to your mind any great pairings of local businesses and charities that you would like to share?

All the best, Heidi

PS.  Don't forget to check out how Credit Cares can help your business or NPO at http://www.credit-cares.com/

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Been Away for A While

I have been away from my blog for a while creating the systems and some wonderful ralationships to move Credit Cares forward.  There is so much to learn about the non-profit world.  I have a tremendous amount of respect for the people who take on the challenges of doing great work in the world.

All the best, Heidi

PS...I did get my website off the ground.  Please check out http://www.credit-cares.com/ and let me know what you think!