Your Soul Food for Friday Sept 2 ’22: Being a Force for Good

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

Are You A Force for Good?

Business as a Catalyst for Social Impact:

After co-chairing this conference 3 of the last 5 years that it has been in person, and intentionally pivoting from a focus beyond nonprofits to attending to all purpose-driven enterprise regardless of tax status, it is great to see this year’s conference meeting the moment. Join us and become part of a moment that is aspiring to create America’s kindest and most purposeful region with the social sector doing mission-driven work, businesses as a force for good, philanthropy that is evolvings from generosity to justice- as we all model and mentor conscious civic leadership.

Cause Conference Views Business as a Catalyst – San Diego Business Journal (sdbj.com)

This year’s Cause Conference is Thursday Sept 15th at USD

Note: In the afternoon I will be facilitating a session along with Elly Brown from the San Diego Food System Alliance titled: Identifying Our Unique Roles in the Long Arc of System Change

To see the complete agenda and to register please visit:

Cause Conference 2022 (causesandiego.org)

Modeling good corporate citizenship-

Mission Fed-Cloudcast Media Launch “Spotlight on the Community” Partnership:

Listen to this podcast where I am joined by Courtney Pendleton, Mission Fed’s Public Relations and Community Manager to launch the inaugural broadcast at Mission Fed Studios of Drew Schlosberg’s long-running “Spotlight on the Community” Show. It is a cool chat about Mission Fed’s community engagement efforts and why social purpose matters to us and why it might matter to you.

Mission Fed-Cloudcast Media Launch “Spotlight on the Community” Partnership (spreaker.com)

Can you invest your Time, Treasure & Talent?
I am honored to share that I have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts San Diego, joining a committed group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of girls who work together to build a better world.

 This is as my 14 years of service on the University of California San Diego Alumni Board of Directors comes to a close.

One door closes, and another door opens…

Power Her Promise- A fundraising campaign to empower Girl Scouts:

You have the power to ensure that thousands of girls in our community have opportunities to discover their passions, develop their talents and seek the future of their dreams.

Your donation is more than a charitable contribution—it’s an investment in society.

Power Her Promise (sdgirlscouts.org)

Self-Care and Play-

Plenty of sleep, healthy meals and exercise are part of your routine. What’s missing?
Daily play activity is a key part of childhood development, but it’s also essential for adults, according to research. CNN spoke with play expert and psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Brown about why incorporating fun in your routine is as important as a good night’s sleep.

Importance of play for kids and adults, according to science – CNN

Animal Love-

Watch a Sea Lion and a Chocolate Lab Race Each Other In an Inter-Species Game of Fetch:

Sea lion joins dog in game of fetch (usatoday.com)

The Beagles Are Coming!

San Diego Humane Society have taken in all 100+ beagles and is giving them immediate care. We have foster volunteers at the ready to help care for many of the beagles. Approximately 50 of the beagles will stay with SDHS fosters until adoption. San Diego Humane Society is also working with local shelters and rescue partners, including Rancho Coastal Humane Society and PAWS of Coronado, to place the remainder of the beagles. This is the second airlift that Greater Good Charities has conducted to help safely rehome the beagles being removed from Envigo. The first flight took place on August 20 and transported 146 beagles to Portland, OR.

The Beagles Are Coming! | San Diego Humane Society (sdhumane.org)

Thanks this week go to Teachers everywhere, Larry K and all the Cause Conference organizers, Drew S and the Mission Fed CR team, Girl Scouts San Diego and the San Diego Humane Society.

Please pay it forward, backward and sideways.

We need all of us!

Love,
Neville

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