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Purposeful Fundraising

With the start of the year many organizations start looking at their fundraising goals and ideas for the upcoming year. American Youth believes in the P.O.W.E.R. system; Purposeful, Organized, Well Informed, Executed, and Rewarding.  Combining these elements makes for a more efficient fundraiser, making it easier, more impactful, and a lot more fun for those…

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Building Leaders Individuals and Teams

BILT Camp California Information “Best California Camp!”  This is just one of the few compliments we receive every year at BILT camp.   Some like their private football field, others like the different food options and multiple serving lines in the cafeteria, even the accommodations were quoted as being outstanding.  Don’t miss out on taking your…

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Communication

I recently read an article by Ed Catmull, cofounder of Pixar Animation Studios. After launching the first ever all computer generated animated full feature film, and a story that touched millions; the Pixar team was on the brink of upheaval.  He had gone out of his way to create a positive, progressive workplace, “I’d made…

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Purpose?

I recently had a talk with my son, asking him what he wanted to be when he grows up.  You see this is a conversation I have had multiple times with my children, not as a way to solidify their future career, but rather to see how creative they are.  Now that my oldest has…

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Building Positivity

Whether working with kids, teenagers, or adults- it is very important to build positivity.  To build positivity, first you must be a positive leader, then learn how to overcome challenges in a positive way, and finally keep that positivity going! Being a positive leader, is not as easy as it may sound.  This is not…

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Arizona Fundraising News

Here are our top pick in this week’s Fundraising news from around the state.           Help Support Globe High School Wrestling next Saturday at the annual “Night of Music and Fun”  For more information click here: GHS Wrestling Big Congratulations to University of Arizona for surpassing $1 Billion dollars in their fundraising campaign. Read about…

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Dream it! Plan it! Do it!

We have all heard the importance of setting goals, and dreaming big.  Our thought for you today is on follow through. If you take the time to set goals, write them down, then put them in a drawer, what good is setting goals? If you dream big, then forget your dreams, why dream at all?…

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From PeeWee Football to the Super Bowl

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl Winners.  With the hype of the year’s biggest sports game behind us, let’s reflect on how they got there. Many of us have young athletes with dreams of winning the super bowl, the NBA finals, the World Series, or maybe even competing in the Olympics.  Many of…

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Top 5 must do’s in fundraising

Top 5 must do’s in fundraising 1-      Create a purpose- without purpose you will lose direction.  Have a meeting with your team and identify your objectives.  Keep the goal in mind throughout the process.  Even though htis article is specifically work related, let’s face it- coordinating any sort of fundraising event is just that WORK! …

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Sportsmanship

This week has been quite eventful for the AIA.  Here we have highlighted a topic we feel needs to be addressed.  Sportsmanship, and the lack of good sportsmanship.  Not in the players, but in the parents, and sometimes even the coaches.  These are the examples our youth look up to, to learn how to be…

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