Pick Your Passion with ArtistWorks!
ArtistWorks, based in Napa CA, provides a unique learning experience in the arts. Want to learn to play the guitar or flute? Want to learn how to paint? Need vocal instruction? Dying to DJ? All these and more are available to you in your home and at your own pace. ArtistWorks provides unique video exchange learning with personal feedback from noted teachers and performers in each field. Now offering a discount for a year's subscription!
Toniic - 100% Impact Investing
Toniic: 100% Impact
Toniic, a valued NLG client, recently completed a conference in New York; Toniic 100% Impact Annual Global Gathering.
Toniic is a global peer-to-peer network of asset owners who have intentionally committed 100% of their assets to positive social and/or environmental impact. The members of Toniic are a growing community of high net worth individuals, family office principals and foundation principals who receive input and support from the Toniic executive team and Executive Committee to make investments that are aligned with their individual strategies for social impact. NLG is honored to support Toniic in this arena. Read more about them at www.toniic.com.
NewLevel Group Re-Certified as Green Business
In 2007, NewLevel Group became the first office in Napa County to be certified as a Green Business by Napa County, under a program developed by the Association of Bay Area Governments. NLG has continued their commitment to the environment and was recently certified for the third time as a Bay Area Green Business.
The program recognizes companies that maintain exceptional pollution prevention and conservation of resources, as well as meeting environmental compliance standards.
For more information about becoming a certified Green Business, go to http://www.greenbiz.ca.gov
Redefine Success in Business
B stands for Benefit. A B Corporation is a new type of company that combines social and environmental impact missions driven by sound financial decisions and profit. B Corps attract and engage employees with passion and purpose, impact legislation, contribute to communities, and partner with other B Corps. Companies interested in B Corp certification are urged to visit www.bcorporation.net to learn more.
All Girls Can Play
RecycleForce: After Life in Prison
RecycleForce, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides a pathway for formerly incarcerated men and women to successfully re-integrate into the workforce and become responsible, taxpaying, productive community member through transitional job placement in comprehensive, environmentally sound and secure end-of-life electronics processing.
US attorneys from all over the country recently visited RecycleForce to learn more about how the company is reducing the return to prison rate through training and jobs. RecycleForce employees talked with members of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee to give them a first person perspective.
Charles Oberly, US Attorney for the District of Deleware, said, "Your enthusiasm and commitment to establishing an effective reentry program was inspirational. Hearing the comments of your employees, who I suspect had little hope of ever being self-sufficient and proud of themselves, left an indelible impression. Programs like yours are our most promising avenues if we ever hope to break the cycle of arrest - incarceration- release and re-arrest. I commend you and your employees."
NewLevel Group is proud to provide strategic and financial management support to RecycleForce.
What do Sting and Soccer Have in Common?
In late 2006, inventor Tim Jahnigen was watching a documentary about refugees from Darfur. Viewing footage of children playing a game of “football” on a rocky field with a makeshift ball they’d fashioned from plastic bags, trash, and twine, it dawned on him that he could produce a nearly indestructible football by using the material in a pair of shoes he was wearing—shoes that later came to be marketed as Crocs.
The idea for a nearly indestructible ball stayed with Tim for two years but remained unattainable because he lacked the funds to create a prototype. Then, in a chance conversation with his friend, world-renown entertainer Sting, came the breakthrough. When their talk turned to Tim’s idea for a new football, Sting volunteered to put up the necessary funds for research and development, and the One World Futbol™ was born.
Today, One World Futbol Project makes, sells and distributes the One World Futbol, a nearly indestructible ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat—even when punctured. The company’s mission is to make a meaningful impact by bringing the joy of soccer and play to youth around the world through the One World Futbol. Working with corporate sponsors, partners, organizations and consumers worldwide, One World Futbol Project distributes One World Futbols to disadvantaged communities, where play can be used to teach life skills and foster social change.
In just three short years since the project was officially launched, the One World Futbol™ has reached more than 160 countries through hundreds of organizations bringing the healing power of play to an estimated 21 million youth worldwide.
NewLevel Group proudly provides strategy, financial management, administrative, fulfillment, and customer support services to the One World Futbol Project.
Baby Buggy “Love. Recycled.”
Founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld, Baby Buggy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing families in need across the U.S. with essentials for their children aged 0-12. Baby Buggy helps put useful tools into the hands of needing families such as cribs, strollers, and playpens. Now with 2 main locations in Los Angeles and New York, Baby Buggy continues to provide the love and care to those who otherwise would go without. Each month, Baby Buggy serves approximately 2,000 families and 2,600 children in the following 6 cities; Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Washington, DC. To find out more on how you can help, click here.
Mal Warwick Announces the revised Third Edition to his book to Write Successful Fundraising Letters
All 50,000 copies sold of my best-selling book, How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters, are now out of date with the publication of the totally revised Third Edition.
If you’re involved in fundraising, or you know someone who is, you can order the new edition at 30% off through an exclusive pre-publication discount I arranged with my publisher, Wiley.
Click here to order your copy now. Wiley will ship it to you on or about June 17, the day the book becomes available online and in bookstores.
Here’s how to get that 30% off: First, click here. After you enter your shipping information and create a password, you come to a screen that says Promotion Code at the top. You enter the code WARW3 in the box on the right-hand side of that page and hit Apply to take 30% off the total.
In preparing the Third Edition, I reviewed every word and every illustration to be certain they’re still relevant today, and I worked with my colleague, Eric Overman of Donordigital, to be sure I included the very latest in digital communications as well as print. So How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals, Third Edition isn’t just about direct mail. It covers e-mail, the Internet, social media, mobile fundraising, and all the other new fundraising channels that have emerged during the past two decades, when I wrote the book’s first edition.
Today, success in fundraising doesn’t rest on direct mail, e-mail, or any other single technique. Integrated fundraising is the name of the game now, and my new book explains exactly how you can take advantage of this revolutionary new approach—and get the very best fundraising results for your organization.
This amazing offer is good only until the book reaches bookstores on June 17. Why do I call it amazing? Because Amazon.com has discounted the book only 11%—just one-third as much.
Click here to order your copy now and get ready for the new key to fundraising success: integrated fundraising.
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ArtistWorks Doubles Revenue and Enters New Market
ArtistWorks, the leading provider of interactive online music lessons, announced record growth in 2012, more than doubling revenue and increasing membership by 77% during the period.
2012 also found this innovative eLearning provider doubling the number of its online schools from 12 to 24, adding rock and classical guitar schools along with a three-school online bass campus, a seven-school online classical campus, and an online vocal school among others.
ArtistWorks also announced that it will expand the breadth of its offerings beyond music with the signing of world renowned visual artist Justin BUA to become the anchor of its first online art school. The new online art school is expected to launch in the Summer of 2013.
To learn more about ArtistWorks, visit www.artistworks.com
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