How to Build an Insurance or Any Business with Community at the Center

Lenore Staats

It’s a common corporate practice to use philanthropic pursuits to improve both their communities and public images. Some organizations donate both funding and manpower through formal philanthropy programs. Others choose to give regularly to selected charities. But for Pamela Davis, that wasn’t enough. Davis decided to build an organization with the community at the center.

Davis is founder and CEO of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA), a social enterprise and insurance carrier that serves the nonprofit sector exclusively. Built on the premise that business can be a force for good, and nonprofits can join together to build mutually beneficial capabilities, NIA

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Twitter’s Un-Famous Users Can Make Money From Viral Tweets

Lenore Staats

You don’t need to be Twitter famous to make money from viral tweets.

A growing number of Twitter users –- many of them with very few followers of their own — have glommed onto an inventive way to harness the power of tweets that go viral to make a few bucks for themselves.

These savvy users do this first by finding a tweet that’s garnering a lot of attention. They then use the reply tool to point the Twitterverse toward a brand, which, in turn, pays a small fee in exchange for the mention. None of this happens through Twitter’s

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Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure

Lenore Staats



a close up of a sign: Personal support workers are in high demand - as this sign from Markham, ON indicates. They are an integral part of the healthcare system, but are racialized and underpaid.


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Personal support workers are in high demand – as this sign from Markham, ON indicates. They are an integral part of the healthcare system, but are racialized and underpaid.

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the significant contribution personal support workers (PSWs) make to Canada’s health-care system. As the backbone of much of the daily health work, they assist people with disability, health and age-related needs in diverse health-care sectors and in people’s homes. It seems like every second, someone requires a PSW for their care.

When I was a student, I worked as a home

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Jamie Carey Joins Workspace Innovation Firm The Instant Group As Americas VP, Portfolio Strategy And Business Intelligence

Lenore Staats

CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Flexible workspace specialist and workspace innovation firm The Instant Group, which places nearly 8,000 companies a year in flexible workspaces around the world, is pleased to announce that James (Jamie) Carey has joined as Vice President, Portfolio Strategy and Business Intelligence, for the Americas region. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Carey will work alongside Instant’s Chicago-based CEO Americas Joe Brady.

Jamie Carey joins The Instant Group as Vice President, Portfolio Strategy and Business Intelligence, for the Americas region.
Jamie Carey joins The Instant Group as Vice President, Portfolio Strategy and Business Intelligence, for the Americas region.

Globally, Instant has the largest set of data on the flexible office market,

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