Thought Leadership

Volunteering: Why you should make time to give back

Time is something of which I never seem to have enough. Our family is busy. Like so many families today, my husband and I both work long hours in full-time jobs. We are blessed with two terrific young daughters, a dog, a house, a yard, lots of extended family, and…...

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Why nonprofit organizations are important and why their boards need you

If you Google the words “nonprofit organization,” multiple definitions will appear. But they will all define a nonprofit as: an organization whose purpose is something other than making a profit and that exists to further a particular social cause or advocate for a particular issue. Nonprofit organizations do not have…...

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Volunteering: Making a difference in your community – and yourself

I started volunteering with SHIM over 10 years ago and have seen and experienced how volunteers and staff make a big difference in the lives of SHIM families. But it is safe to say that I have also benefited greatly through this experience. There are many ways a volunteer can…...

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Spreading the Warmth: SHIM introducing expanded winter coat program

Dear friend, Each year, our generous community donates coats and winter apparel to keep our families warm during the cold winter months. With the growing number of people we serve, last year we were unable to meet the needs of all of our families. Kids grow quickly, and we did…...

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