Hidden Shame by Lisa A. Griffiths

Nobody knows the mask that I wear, It looks like confidence but smells like fear.   If I could seem perfect than no one would know, What really happened all those nights long ago.   A little girl, her innocence forever betrayed, With nowhere to go, she was silent and stayed.   In time the … Continue reading Hidden Shame by Lisa A. Griffiths

10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about how many small businesses and entrepreneurs create business expansion through franchising their product or service allowing others to bear the cost of their business expansion. In Part 1, we focused on key reasons that we would never franchise our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ programs. … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 2

10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 1

  Almost every small business reaches a point where they search for ways to quickly grow their brands and business. As a business owner, you feel like you have a great business model, and want to expand that model quickly to help reach more customers, so you might evaluate the option of offering your business … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 1

Is the Internet a basic human right?

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, called Internet connectivity a basic human right. Our founder understands how we can benefit from a better global technology infrastructure, and more connected global population. That being said, is connectivity a basic human right? Is it as important as personal safety and adequate water and food? Do we ignore the myriad … Continue reading Is the Internet a basic human right?

The Key to Nonprofit Success? Sustainability

Nonprofit organizations impact our lives and our communities.  In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of the population will access services provided by a nonprofit organization in their lifetime.  If you doubt that number, think about all of the different nonprofits that provide community outreach in specialized areas –like organizations that provide car seats, … Continue reading The Key to Nonprofit Success? Sustainability

After School Academic Success Program

“This is the next generation of leaders for our country ...” -John Barry, President and CEO of The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver Writing for the Soul Workshop™ was first labeled an Academic Success Program by the Boys & Girls Club Musgrave Unit in Springfield, Missouri. Character development has been the cornerstone of the … Continue reading After School Academic Success Program

North America: Our Impact in St. Louis & Kansas City

St. Louis has been in the news a lot lately ...and not necessarily for great reasons.  All of which is too bad for those that don't know what a vibrant city St. Louis truly is.  Home of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Arc, and the Rams -the city offers amazing opportunities for everyone. At the … Continue reading North America: Our Impact in St. Louis & Kansas City