This week's vlog was inspired by a friend who had a not so great experience the last time that she went to Give Back. I have heard so many similar stories and have my own to tell as well. I decided to share what I think is an easy way to ensure that your volunteers have a wonderful time and guarantee that they will in fact return. I guarantee that if a non profit is having trouble keeping their volunteers, I can help them. This vlog is the first step in my upcoming workshops
It's time for one of my favorite days of the year...Giving Tuesday!
It's become an international movement that connects the world with a day of Giving Back. So of course I love it.
Are you familiar with Giving Tuesday? Do you want to find out more about it? In this week's vlog, I share all the ways that you can prepare for this upcoming Giving Tuesday. I hope that you will find the information helpful. I had a really great time recording the vlog...I LOVE talking about Gi
Do you currently have a volunteer in your life? Someone who sees that they can make a difference in the world. Someone who gives from their heart on a daily basis. Someone who knows that working together to fight hunger, protect the environment and the like is the only way that we can truly bring about change. If you do, hold onto to them, because these are the people who bring light into this world. Finding someone to date and share your life with is not always simple. Like
Everyday I see some injustice in the world; people without a place to call home or enough food to eat, the environment being taken for granted, etc. I know that I’m not alone in this. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all and to think that you don’t have the power to do anything about it. Let me introduce you to the very thing that will change your mind: Volunteering. You’re probably saying to yourself, well that can’t be all there is to it Gail. But it is. I steadfastly be
I started Giving Back with Gail two years ago and I had no idea where it would go. You see I just kept getting this pull to create a community that worked together to change the world and inspire others to do the same. I had no idea if it would resonate with people or not. I just created the page and posted in earnest every single day. Before long, a organic community emerged that became so much more than I ever could have imagined. Living a life of purpose is exhilarating, s
The old adage states,“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” In as much as this makes sense, it also feels like it’s counterintuitive to the process of Giving Back. The idea of taking care of self first feels selfish and intrinsically egotistical. As caregivers. changemakers, volunteers and the like we shine our lights in service of others so often that we tend to forget about our needs and feel guilty when we do focus on ourselves. I’m here to remind
Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of need in this world. It can be overwhelming to say the least. We see it on a daily basis. It’s on the news, radio and everywhere that you look. The trick is to not let the overwhelming nature of the whole stop you from doing your part to make the world a better place. So how do you honor your intention to Give Back if you can’t in that moment? First and foremost, acknowledge your intention to Give Back. That’s the perfect starting point. Then
When people ask me about Giving Back it’s usually because they feel overwhelmed by the idea of where to start. They are also often concerned with whether or not the good that they will do will really make a difference. I want to tell you right here and now, unequivocally: WHATEVER YOU DO MATTERS...NO MATTER HOW SMALL THE ACT. Never mistake your inability to do everything with your ability to do something to make the world a better place. You are a powerful presence for good o
passionate about, (very) keen on, enamored of, infatuated with, smitten with, devoted to; Hi, my name is Gail Anderson and I have the crazy idea that I can change the world through service. I happen to be a little crazy, a lot passionate and pulled by the powerful vision that I can help make the world better by inspiring others through acts of service. It takes a little bit of crazy to look at the worl
The world is full of opinions and let’s face it, we each think that ours is the only one that counts. It’s an entirely human response to question/judge the world around you. The only problem with that is that it’s limited thinking. All you have in fact is your opinion. You get so stuck thinking about all of the ways that the world doesn’t work, that you aren’t able to really see the possibilities for change through action. Consider for a moment what would be possible if you t