News & Information

News & Information

The Poverty of Connection

When the email from Guidewell hit my inbox in early July, I scanned the funding opportunity for the keywords to fit our program: food insecurity, innovation, Florida. All looked promising until I saw the words “social competition.” Some funders like to take your proposal to social media and, instead of scoring the merits of the [...]

By |October 31, 2019|Categories: blog|

Driving the Van

Some of the best days are when your employee calls in sick. In my early days of nonprofit work, my motto was “never take on anything you can’t complete yourself.” Events were scaled to what I could set-up, run, and clean up on my own, just in case help did not arrive. More times [...]

By |April 26, 2019|Categories: transportation|

CO-OPeration: Changing How We Fight Senior Hunger

Sometimes in the non profit world the best thing that can happen is to lose your funding. Why?  Well, what better way to critically evaluate what you are doing than looking at your program from these perspectives: Why is your cause no longer resonating with funders? Are you focused on transforming people's lives or achieving [...]

By |July 8, 2016|Categories: blog|

Thank you, Joslyn!

This summer, it was our privilege to have Joslyn Armstrong serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. Joslyn jumped right in, coordinating our volunteer service for two Lakeland Flying Tigers’ baseball games which included a super-busy 4th of July game. She also took on the project of contacting dialysis patients who would be losing their Saturday transportation [...]

By |August 17, 2015|Categories: blog, Uncategorized|

2014 Was Amazing!

Well, the numbers are in for our Bluebird Mobility Network for 2014 and we are thrilled! ElderPoint was blessed to have over 30 volunteer drivers throughout the year who collectively logged 80,309 miles using our vehicles and their personal vehicles. Those miles represent 406 individual passengers and a total of 4423 trips! Although the majority [...]

By |January 23, 2015|Categories: blog, In the News, Uncategorized, Volunteer|
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