Six Quotes About the New Year That Can Apply to Our Work
The New Year has arrived. New Year’s resolutions are oft-maligned, but in truth, they give us all a chance to pause and start again. Although we often think of them in the context of personal goals—more yoga!, less Instagram!—it’s just as useful to leverage the change of year for our professional goals.
Why not? No matter where we are in a process, taking a moment to review and reflect is rarely time wasted. To that end, here are six wise quotes about the New Year, followed by some thoughts on applying their meanings to our professional lives.
Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself. — Unknown
This one suggests to me that we must get crystal clear on why we’re making a change. Are we chasing the next big fad, veering outside our lane? Or, is the work integral to who we are as an organization? Accordingly, we have to know exactly who we are as an organization and exactly where are lanes are and are not.
How to Start a Non-Profit
This blog post comes to us compliments of the Chamber of Commerce.
A non-profit organization is an organization established to provide social services or benefits, and not to make a profit for its founders. Therefore, non-profit organizations strive to improve the health of communities around the world. Any profit made by a non-profit organization will benefit the organization’s mission, not encourage stakeholders to behave like a for-profit organization.
In addition, U.S.-based nonprofits can apply for tax credits that exempt them from paying federal taxes and allow them to receive a tax deduction for charitable donations. Examples of non-profit organizations include social service organizations, hospitals, NGOs, schools, etc.
In this recurring feature of Focal Point, we profile people and organizations on a mission! If you have someone to suggest, let us know! This month, we’re featuring one of our clients: Mariana Oncology.
Last year, there were 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the US alone. For people who are suffering from cancer’s toughest tumors, limited treatment options exist.
Mariana Oncology is creating medicines to treat solid tumors by harnessing the power of precisely-delivered radiation and preserving lives through a better standard of care. They are a fully integrated next-generation company in an industry that is poised for innovation.
Learn more: marianaoncology.com.
“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”
— Mary Oliver, poet
Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild. It is characterized by a sincere wonderment at the impact of natural imagery, conveyed in unadorned language. In 2007, she was declared to be the country’s best-selling poet.