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|October 18, 2013||Posted by M. P. under Health, Management, News, Program Model||
A study commissioned by the Avon Foundation for Women on the experiences and perceptions of domestic violence and sexual abuse found a lack of discussion and action on these issues by both teenagers and adults.
Data from the study, NO MORE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Survey of Attitudes and Experiences of Teens and Adults indicate that respondents felt these issues were important conceptually, but not much attention was given to them through words or actions, for example,
- 60 percent of women and 75 percent of men had not discussed the topic of domestic violence with friends
- 73 percent of parents with children under age 18 had not discussed the topic of sexual assault with their children
- 15 percent of respondents felt that sexual abuse or domestic violence were problems among their friends
- The majority of both male and female victims of domestic violence who had told someone about their situation reported that no one helped them
The Avon Foundation for Women plans to use this data to inform a new initiative to better train employers on the signs of domestic or sexual abuse and how to best support those who have experienced it. As the cost of domestic abuse in health care, mental health services and lost productivity amounts to billions of dollars each year, a scalable strategy to connect companies with local professionals to improve response and prevention efforts for families experiencing such crises is a step in the right direction.
|May 2, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Management||
Do you know that your 501c3 nonprofit is eligible to make revenue through the sale of services or items? Scouts have popcorn and cookies, pins or flexible bracelets in a rainbow of cause colors are sold to raise funds and a very famous Towel supports a local nonprofit organization. These goodies are tasty and fun – and in the case of the towel, exceptionally lucrative – but they are not the only avenues to income. A nonprofit with savvy leadership can monetize their unique assets related to service offerings such as original training curricula or publications on a niche topic area.
The article The Social Entrepreneurship Spectrum: Nonprofits With Earned Income by Issie Lapowsky in the May 2011 issue of Inc. magazine, provides a helpful introduction to earned revenue models including the pros and cons, information on common tax issues and mini-case studies. Earned income endeavors do not guarantee a successful return, but with a quality product and a dedicated team, your nonprofit may find itself in the business of selling as well as serving.