July2016

Marc Sparks Has Created A Competition Set Up For Non-Profits

Marc Sparks is well known as a successful businessman, and he leads a company, called Timber Creek Capital. In addition, Marc Sparks is very well known for having business ideas that are beneficial to the public.

He also has become extremely widely known as a philanthropist, and he has done a great deal to give back to the community of Dallas, Texas, where he resides. One organization that he set up, The Samaritan Inn, has been beneficial to the lives of many people in need.

Now, he has created a competition for the owners of organizations with the power to create social change, called the Spark Tank. The company that wins the competition gains five thousand dollars in funding, along with the distinction of winning the competition.

The organizations that are accepted into the competition are ones that have the power to benefit the public in some fashion. In order to be accepted into the competition, organizations have to meet several different requirements. Once accepted, there are a number of different aspects of the competition.

In order to compete in the Spark Tank competition, all businesses have to be certified as 501c3 organizations. These organizations are all non-profit organizations. However, some non-profit organizations aren’t able to compete in Spark Tank.

The organization has to have had a history of being active, at least for a couple of years. Also, the organization must not be a PAC (political action organization), a national charity, or an organization with a religiously based goal. In addition to organizations that are set up to help people, organizations that are set up for the rights of animals also can be a part of the Spark Tank competition.

When organizations sign up to be in the competition, they give their ideas to those in charge of the competition. However, only three of the organizations that apply will be allowed to be part of the competition. Then, the three organizations that get chosen are able to present the ideas that they have.

The presentation of the ideas must be done within ten minutes or less. After the presentations are all complete, the winner of the competition is chosen.  Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://whoismarcsparks.com/

While the amount of money that the winner has access to may seem relatively small, it does have the ability to assist many organizations. In fact, the 5,000 dollars can be used to do a lot of important things for an organization. A non-profit organization that Marc Sparks founded, The Samaritan Inn, used an amount of money this small to do a lot of things.

 

Making Parent Teacher Meetings Obsolete

A lot of changes are being made to the education world. Traditionally, children were sent to school and parents had very little idea on how they were doing. It was when the parents met with the teachers that the parents were let in on how the student was doing in various aspects of their schooling. Fortunately, that is about to change. There is a new form of technology that makes it easier for parents to keep up with their students. It in fact helps parents get involved with the education of their students so that the children will feel a little safer at school. This is called ClassDojo.

ClassDojo has recently raised $21 million in order to keep the educators in contact with their parents. There will be consistent communications with the parents about the activities of the students. They will also be able to communicate with their children as well. This will help children develop into who they were meant to be. Students will also be encouraged to do better in school. They will get better grades and feel even more valued. Parents will also be able to help with the development of their children while at home.

ClassDojo can also be used to make the parents aware of the schedule as well as activities that are due. They will also get to experience some of the proudest moments in their children’s schooling. This is definitely good for children that are in the early years of schooling. Teachers in 85,000 schools are using this app in order to help their children do well in schooling. Schools of all shapes and sizes are using the app for communication.

One very important aspect of ClassDojo is that there is no intention to make money off of the data the users use up. They also want to protect the privacy of children. Also, ClassDojo is looking to expand its app to more schools so that more teachers, students and parents could experience the advantage of a greater connection during their growth. The majority of the day is going to be spent at school. Therefore, it is a good idea to have children have some kind of connection to their family.

 

Read more about ClassDojo:

https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/classdojo

 

Autism Rocks Is Rocking The World

Sanjay Shah Denmark is the owner and the founder of Solo capital. Solo capital was founded by Sanjay Shah in 2011. The company has grown very quickly and Sanjay Shah has increased his business success ever since its beginning. Sanjay Shah was working as an accountant at a very prestigious firm, but he wanted to be able to work on his own. There was a financial crisis that hit the UK, and Shah did not know how he was going to be able to support his family. He decided that he was going to go out on his own and try to create something different. Sanjay Shah was able to get together with a few business partners and he started Solo Capital.

Sanjay Shah originally moved from Kenya to London because he wanted to study to be a doctor. Sanjay Shah was going to one of the prominent colleges in London, and he decided to change his profession to accounting. Accounting was something that caught his attention, and he was able to start working in the corporate world after he graduated from college. After his youngest son was diagnosed with autism, Sanjay Shah and his family decided that they were going to help their son, and they started the fund that is called Autism Rocks.

Recently Gulfnews.com did an article about Sanjay Shah and his family. Sanjay Shah and his family are located in Dubai, and autism awareness month begins on April 2. They are holding an Autism Rocks Festival, and a person can watch different performances at this festival. Sanjay Shah and his wife wanted to change the way that individuals viewed autism, and he wanted their dealings in society to be different as well. Sanjay Shah wanted to make a differences because of his son, and he wanted to be able to help other individuals that were suffering with autism as well Sanjay Shah and his wife came up with the idea for Autism Rocks because they wanted children with autism to have greater exposure. Autism Rocks was founded in 2014, and it has raised over €600,000 by organizing these popular concerts around the world.

 

Read more about Sanjay Shah:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Shah_(businessman)

 

Steelers Bring Another Winner Onboard with McGalla

The Pittsburgh Steelers of Susan McGalla have grown accustomed to one thing for a very long time now, winning. Apparently that winning attitude is prevalent throughout the organization, including the fashion and apparel side of the business known as merchandise. In the same manner in which this storied organization has put names like, Bradshaw, Lipps, Harris, Roethlisberger, Bettis and Polamalu on the field, the fashion side of the Steelers can add the name McGalla.

That is former CEO, President and Company Founder, Susan McGalla. Her resume includes such companies like American Eagle Outfitters and Wet Seal Inc., oh yes and now – the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Just like the greatness in the many uniforms adorned by the iconic Steelers of seasons past, Susan McGalla’s history of success and leadership and expertise in the world of fashion would make her hall of fame consideration worthy. The problem is, Susan McGalla’s probably too young to be eligible for election, that and there is a lot more work she plans on doing too.

As an article detailing the change in Pittsburgh Steeler fashion and apparel announced, there is a complete overhaul in the works. From color schemes to personalization, Susan McGalla is only doing what she does everywhere – making an impression!

So don’t be surprised if the Steelers continue to roll opponents and rack up wins. The new look Steelers fashion gear on the other hand, will likely surprise many. And if the Pittsburgh Steeler tradition holds true…everyone who is part of the organization will be left smiling when the final score is tallied.

References:
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1115635

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/09/18/steelers-overhaul-fan-gear-closet-introduce-new-fashion-campaign/

Thor Halvsorssen: A Great Human Rights leader

In 2005, Thor Halvsorssen launched the Human Rights Foundation in New York. This foundation only staffs a dozen people, but strive to cover every part of this earth. The Human Rights Foundation hosts many forums a year all over the world to stand up for and protect our basic rights.

Thor has been a human rights activist since the late 1980’s, starting in London by organizing an opposition to South African apartheid. Thor’s heritage played a huge role is the reason he started the Human Rights Foundation; individual liberty was always a discussion for him since his family was of Venezuelan and Norwegian decent. His father, for one, was falsely imprisoned and tortured in jail, set free only after the International Society for Human Rights took on his case and won.

One would think that because of his family’s past and because of the wrong-doing in this world, he would have a hatred towards people; however, Thor Halvorssen sees the best in people and thoroughly believes in progress.

Not that supporting Human Rights is glamorous; Thor has been arrested, detained, and beaten many times for this cause. This article in the Weekly Standard talks in great detail about the Human Rights Foundation and how those supporting this cause get in on the action; they do not just stand around and discuss our rights, they fight for them. Thor being a number one example of this.

The Human Rights Foundation has a leader who knows first hand what it’s like to be robbed of his rights. He is the best candidate for the job, and has a mild yet thought-provoking approach to human rights.

Source:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824