Health Insurance for Small Businesses & Non-Profits

Posted on February 6, 2013

We renew our health coverage on March 1.  Every year when I get the renewal I begin to research into other options.  For us, the costs increases have ranged from 9% to 35%.  So at this time every year, I talk with our broker about tweaking our coverage and reach out to colleagues to see if Continue Reading »

Dear MetroWest

Posted on February 5, 2013

Dear MetroWest, I am writing to inform you that we are launching a new Mitzvah Clown core group in your area this Sunday, February 10 and to encourage you to inform your friends, family and colleagues.  A few things to note: People often think that Mitzvah Clowning is only for kids and students but that is not the Continue Reading »

Teach philanthropy in schools

Posted on February 4, 2013

Governor Malcolm McCusker of Australia wants to make philanthropy part of the national curriculum.  He feels that it is very important to make sure that children  become community-minded and know the importance of giving to others.  These lessons should not be left to chance, but should be inserted within today’s educational curriculum. We agree and think Continue Reading »

Ethiopian Olim Trained in Jewelery Making When Organizations Band Together

Posted on February 3, 2013

        I just read this article about an amazing initiative going on in Israel right now.  Yvel, a world-reknown Jewelery company started by Orna and her Buenos Aires born husband Isaac Levy, with the help of Yedid (a  non-profit organization which helps Israelis to become self-sufficient), as well as other partners, has Continue Reading »

Why Everyone Should Volunteer

Posted on February 1, 2013

Here is a great list of reasons from Stacy Donovan Zapar for why recent graduates and job seekers should take their free time and spend it volunteering. I would add, however, that there is value in everyone volunteering, not just for those who have a lot of time on their hands. We can all make a Continue Reading »

Massage Therapists Raise Money for The Unity Project in Newtown CT

Posted on February 1, 2013

     In Newtown CT, where tragedy struck in December when a gunman opened fire on an elementary school killing 26, there is an organization called the Unity Project.  The Unity Project  is a non-profit which works with communities dealing with tragedy in order to turn their crises into strengths.  This resilience-building non-profit has been launched Continue Reading »

Engaging the Younger Generations

Posted on January 31, 2013

Mordecai Holtz writes an interesting article about the different ways in which we need to engage the younger generations to get them involved in volunteering and supporting non-profit organizations.  He explains that the younger generations are not interested in just donating money, but that instead they want to be more actively involved in forming and shaping different ways Continue Reading »

We Value Our Interns

Posted on January 30, 2013

Robby Slaughter discusses how the most unethical aspect of the workplace today is the concept of unpaid interns.  He describes different conditions necessary to make unpaid internships legal and says how difficult it is to fulfill these requirements, making most unpaid internships today unethical. At Areyvut, we value our interns and provide them with meaningful experiences Continue Reading »

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

Posted on January 29, 2013

Listening, storytelling, authenticity, transparency, team playing, responsiveness, adaptability, passion, surprise and delight, simplicity, and gratefulness are the 11 simple concepts to becoming a better leader highlighted in this article from LinkedIn.  Not only are these concepts good for business but they’re good for ourselves too.  By becoming better listeners, team players, and thoughtful people, we Continue Reading »

Make Time to Give Back

Posted on January 28, 2013

In a recent article on, Dr. Oz discusses the positive health benefits of volunteering (specifically in this case for people aged 60 and older).  Among the benefits are reducing stress and increasing longevity.  No matter how old you are, why not start now?