Posts Tagged: do

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff. As Americans tackle the annual tax-filing ritual, millions will panic. It’s confusing. Many don’t understand it. Some are afraid of it. Relax. Just slow down and read the forms, one line at a time. It’s easier than you think. As adults, we are all responsible for managing our… Read more »

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff. As Americans tackle the annual tax-filing ritual, millions will panic. It’s confusing. Many don’t understand it. Some are afraid of it. Relax. Just slow down and read the forms, one line at a time. It’s easier than you think. As adults, we are all responsible for managing our… Read more »

America at 237: A Guiding Light or A Dimming Beacon?

Having made two trips to Egypt since the Arab Spring to work with current and emerging political leaders, I closely follow its ever-changing political situation. In the past week, the protests that allowed the country to exercise its voice for democracy has turned into ugly battles between the right and left, between those feeling unempowered… Read more »

Petitioning the Government Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Read this before you sign another petition. What makes a proper petition? And are they useful? We Americans love our petitions, but too many don’t understand how they work. A well-written petition, directed to the appropriate target, can be an important tool to create change, but it can’t stand alone. Our Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees… Read more »

Do you speak government?

I wanted to share this post with GovLoopers because it’s relevant to communicating both on behalf of — and to — government agencies. Would love to hear your thoughts: Part of being a good communicator is bridging the legitimacy gap with your audience. If you send a brochure or a blog post to an Army… Read more »

Why Do Social Media? The New Gold Rush.

Http://LeonardSipes.Com You and your organization have discussed a social media presence. You and staff are aware that two-thirds of Americans are currently engaged in social media and you note that almost all young people report social media use. For today’s communications needs and for those of the future, you decide to take the plunge. Then… Read more »

Service leaders in the community, nation, and world help answer the question “Why do you serve?”

Original post at http://www.andrewdwelch.com/2010/03/service-leaders-in-community-nation-and.html. Six weeks ago I started a regular Monday segment at www.andrewdwelch.com that features personal thoughts and reflections on service, written (usually) by those who serve. I get a number of questions about the segment, so decided that I would discuss the idea a bit and recap the stories told since we… Read more »

Steve Pegram, Emergency Manager and USCG Auxiliarist, answers the question “Why do you serve?”

Steve Pegram is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviator, and currently serves as Chief of the USCG Auxiliary Incident Management Systems Branch while serving with me in the USCG Auxiliary University Programs Branch. In his “day job,” Steve is “Senior Client Consultant for Crisis Communications & Operational Integration” at a great company… Read more »

Jon Hemler, medical school student on a mission, answers the question “Why do you serve?”

As we continue to tell these great stories answering the question “why do you serve,” I have thought often of my best friend. A medical school at the University of Virginia, Jon Hemler has already devoted his life, passion, and resources to healing others. He distinguishes himself daily as a “hero in our midst,” whether… Read more »