Between the Miles: What I learned running from Las Vegas to Los Angeles


Written by: Rowan Vansleve
September 19, 2023 | 5 min. read

For the past seven years, I have served as the CFO & President of Hope the Mission. On a number of occasions, we have faced a gap. A gap between the amount of money we have and what is needed for our next project. It is in these moments where I discovered that if you run, people will give. When we faced a $40,000 gap to open a transitional age youth shelter, we ran a marathon (26 miles) to close that gap.

When we were $200,000 short to open six tiny home villages, we ran 125 miles. When we were faced with a $250,000 deficit to open the 107-bed Trebek Shelter, we trekked 250 miles from Death Valley to Los Angeles. Running those miles paid off–as we were able to close the financial gaps thanks to the awareness created by the charity run campaigns.

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Effective Self-Care Strategies to Combat Burnout


Written by: Julianna Jones
August 30, 2023 | 5 min. read

Working in the nonprofit sector can be a rollercoaster filled with passion and heartwarming moments. However, amidst the magic and joy of it all, even the most dedicated do-gooders can sometimes find themselves teetering on the edge of burnout.

Burnout in the nonprofit space is a pressing concern, affecting individual well-being and the organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. To sustain the heart of giving, individuals in the nonprofit space must learn strategies to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Fear not, fellow nonprofit professionals! We are about to explore several ways to help combat burnout so you can continue to change the world.

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