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Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way.
Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.
This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.
This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!
The Kentucky CASA Network is collecting monetary donations to assist CASA programs in western Kentucky impacted by the tornadoes on December 10-11, 2021. CASA programs, staff, volunteers, board members, children, and families have experienced significant loss in their communities. Donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to programs to assist with funding program operations and providing assistance to volunteers, CASA children, and families who have been impacted by the devastating storms throughout western Kentucky.
While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.
How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.
CASA of the River Region has been selected as the 2021 Governor’s Service Award (Non-Profit Group). The Kentucky Governor's Service Awards program offers a rare glimpse into the lives and achievements of Kentuckians who serve without expectation of compensation, recognition, or commendation. The Governor's Office launched the program in 1975, and since 1995 it has been in the capable hands of Serve Kentucky.
How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.
November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.
CASA of Southern Kentucky, INC. is seeking a dynamic Executive Director who is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the program and its operations. The ED will work to increase public awareness of CASA and its activities, oversee resource development and fundraising for the organization, manage staff, recruit volunteers, work with community agencies and stakeholders, and provide overall fiscal management for the organization. The ED is responsible for ensuring the program adheres to the standards set forth by national, state, and local CASA policies, court regulations, and applicable local, state, and federal laws.
In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.
CASA of Eastern Kentucky, a program of Judi's Place for Kids, is seeking a CASA Program Director. CASA of Eastern Kentucky exists to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools, and in our community to help them find safe, permanent, and loving homes. The CASA Program Director is a professional position charged with the responsibility of implementing the overall mission and policies of Judi’s Place for Kids’ CASA of Eastern Kentucky program through volunteer recruitment and management, financial management, community relations, board relations, and personnel and program management.
It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.
The Kentucky CASA Network announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence on the final day of CASA Week, October 1, 2021. Award recipients included Eileen Donahue, Kristin King, Judge Lucinda Masterton, Daphyne Maddox, and CASA of the Heartland. In lieu of the annual in-person conference, the KCN hosted CASA Week, a week-long virtual celebration and training opportunity for local CASA program staff, board members, and volunteers. The final day of CASA Week provided an opportunity for stakeholders and community partners, local programs, and the KCN to show appreciation for the continued advocacy of CASA volunteers and to celebrate the winners of the Awards of Excellence.
The executive director is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program that provides CASA services to abused and neglected children. Key responsibilities include, but are not restricted to, resource development and maintenance, community and public relations, agency and program planning, agency liaison to the board of directors, personnel management and fiscal management.
Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.
International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.
Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now.
Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.
The KCN is seeking a candidate to serve as a Regional Program Capacity Specialist. This position will work closely with local CASA programs to build capacity, conduct on-site quality assurance support, develop new programs, and provide targeted and extensive technical assistance. They will work closely with the Deputy Director to implement the KCN's Strategic Growth Plan with a goal to increase the number of children who have access to a CASA volunteer in Kentucky.
Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.
When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!
Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.
While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.
Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.
Life happens, and focusing on all aspects of your health is easier said than done. Take small steps in each area to start building solid habits!
The Kentucky CASA Network, Inc. (KCN) received a $190,000 COVID-19 Crisis Response Grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation for fiscal year 2020-2021. This grant has provided emergency support to local CASA programs across the Commonwealth as they have worked diligently to continue delivering CASA advocacy services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Making a difference in a child’s life sounds like a daunting task, but small acts of kindness can add up and make a huge difference. Start small, like an hour spent volunteering or mentoring.
Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.
While the future is uncertain, mankind remains resilient. We’ve learned to adapt to a “new normal” and are slowly making our way back to activities that we set aside for more than a year. A lot has changed, and some of the new techniques and processes surrounding fundraisers, volunteering and fundraising are here to stay.
To lead a fulfilled life, being healthy is about much more than just the physical. It involves your mental well-being, too.
The Kentucky CASA Network, Inc. announces the appointment of three local CASA program directors and the state director to National CASA/GAL Association for Children’s leadership councils. Together, these directors bring nearly 40 years of CASA experience to the leadership councils. They will work together with directors across the nation to advise and partner with National CASA/GAL Association for Children to address strategic issues impacting state and local programs and the future development and growth of the nationwide network.
You don’t have to choose just one cause or organization to support. You can provide support for various causes and various organizations. Take the time to figure out what feels right for you and your own goals for doing good in the world.
You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.
If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.
When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.
The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program that provides Court Appointed Special Advocate services to abused and neglected children in Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, and Mercer Counties.
Whether it’s doing something for you, your loved ones or members of your community, check out these ways to boost serotonin levels throughout these cold months.
Giving back your time as a board member is a fulfilling way to help make a difference for a cause that you love.
Listen to Hardin County Family Court Judge Brent Hall discuss the role and impact that a CASA volunteer has in the life of an abused or neglected child in the Commonwealth.
Giving back to the world starts with you. How will you focus on your mental health this week?
Helping others can provide a new sense of purpose that may have been dwindling as a result of the new way of life we’ve endured in 2020. So in order to breathe new life into 2021 and beyond, it’s time to look outside ourselves and focus on others.
People in your everyday life may be struggling much more than you know. So what can you do to help?
Just when you thought the holidays were over, the season of giving has extended into 2021. Use this month as a time to put good vibes out into the universe and continue giving.
While there may only be a few days left, there’s still time to put forth your best effort in 2020. Close out the year with one of these five acts to end on a high note.
While you’ve probably been looking ahead for quite awhile, it’s now time to think about how you’ll spread kindness and love in the coming year.
Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.
Whether donating money or time, giving back has been shown to make a positive impact that goes far beyond the initial act of giving.