GetAssist Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Kate_wells2Perhaps only women with the same drive and vision as Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marie Curie and Jane Goodall could have imagined that almost 100 years into the future, three women would champion the building of one of the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S.

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45 Ways Anyone Can Use GetAssist

45-WaysVersatility and value define the success of new social technologies. Social media experts are breaking down the intricacies of powerhouse platforms and revealing the characteristics that make prosperous channels so effective. The results, we’ve learned, point us to the value of that new platform as it relates to the purpose of the community members it attracts.

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How Social Media #Fitspiration is Sabotaging Your Goals

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We are a nation obsessed with weight. Even though we’ve gone from idolizing anorexic models to athletic fit-chicks, we’ve never taken the focus off weight. We only teeter between who’s carrying too much and who’s not carrying enough.
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How Your Old Clothes Can Make You Money and Friends

Organize a clothing swap on GetAssistRecycling is one of the best things we can do to contribute to bettering our community’s health. As community members grow more conscious of their environmental impact, secondhand clothing stores are seeing a big boom in shoppers, and clothing swaps continue to grow in popularity. Of course, saving the planet is one perk of cleaning out your closet, but there are more benefits you may have never considered! Today we’re revealing how you can use your old clothes to make some quick cash and some new friends.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Tips for Living in an HOA

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It doesn’t matter whether you like or hate the rules, once you buy (or rent) a home that is part of a community association, you’ve signed your fate. You now live under their Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)—a legally binding document that dictates the rules for living in a planned community.

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Volunteer to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

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Mark Your Calendar: July is National “Make a Difference in Children” Month!

This month is dedicated and devoted to making a difference in the lives of children. It’s an amazing grassroots initiative sponsored by long-time advocate, Kim Ratz, with the intention to bring awareness to how our actions can hatch a positive effect on children. It takes just one person to make a life-changing impact. Imagine what we can do across the masses! Read more

The Power of Community Collaboration

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“People of all ages who feel a sense of belonging tend to lead happier and healthier lives, and
strong communities create a more stable and supportive society.” 

GetAssist is built on the notion that a community is a powerful thing and can have a tremendous impact on our lives. Through collaboration, understanding and a willingness to help, our communities flourish. But what makes a strong community and why is it so important?

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How to Host a Healthy BBQ the Entire Neighborhood Will Love

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What do you consider the best part of summer? Is it sunny days spent out on the water? Perhaps its the refreshing freedom of having time to read a book on the porch? Or maybe it’s that magical backyard BBQ where the entire neighborhood comes together to share good food, fun and laughter. This year, it’s time to step up and host your very own healthy cookout. Create a private community on GetAssist and invite the block! You can even start a sign-up list to encourage neighbors and friends to bring their own culinary creations. Whether you’re celebrating 4th of July or Canada Day, these five delicious swaps will make your party an epic success.

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Support Local with GetAssist

Local businesses may seem old-fashioned—and many are. But these provocative brick-and-mortar establishments are creating sorcery and magic in our hometown communities; they contribute local character and prosperity in an ever-increasing homogenized world. These one-of-a-kind businesses with distinctive character contribute to more than just a proud legacy. They generate dramatically greater local economic activity than procurement from a chain business—and they’re gaining ground over retail chains and big box stores all across North America.

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4 fundraising tips for community organizations

4 Fundraising Tips for Community Organizations

 

4 fundraising tips for community organizationsCommunity organizations frequently run off the generosity of others. But every now and then, it takes a little cash to make things run. A fundraising campaign can help you connect your organization with the community and help you raise the money you need to buy football jerseys for the team.
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