The BNI Foundation Needs YOU!

The BNI Foundation Needs YOU!

As BNI grows and expands across every populated continent, our need for volunteers to serve in the BNI Foundation is also growing.

Do you have a heart for service and philanthropy?

Do you value the work of the BNI Foundation to improve tomorrow’s business through education today?

Do you have some time to donate to our cause?

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What Can I Do to Bring Business Voices to My Community?

This is a question we are hearing a lot now in the BNI Foundation, which means that the cat is out of the bag regarding the great things business owners are doing to support the schools and educational organizations in their communities.

Guess what? It’s so very simple and quick to launch Business Voices in your area. Here are three simple steps to help you get started:

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Business Voices Plants Stand Up Youth Ambassador Program

The second school we visited in New Orleans was John McDonogh #35, a former charter school struggling to serve its students. McDonogh #35 used to serve students who have scored high enough on an entrance exam to be admitted as a college prep school. They are trying hard to maintain that focus and trajectory, but it’s more difficult now. And we encountered a metal detector at the front entrance through which everyone must pass before coming in.

I can tell you with confidence I have never been in a school that had a metal detector before. I knew they exist, but being up close and personal with that reality was sobering.

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Business Voices Comes to New Orleans

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The Business Voices Team New Orleans

“We are going into the 9th Ward, Beth,” I was told two weeks ago while planning our first inner city school school visit to meet the students of some of our nations’ toughest schools in order to begin building relationships there. New Orleans was the destination and John H. Martyn Alternative School and John McDonogh #35 were our two schools. Yikes.

John H. Martyn Alternative School

I did not know what I did not know. I did not know that these kids have been moved to the John H. Martyn Alternative School as a last resort.

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Business Voices Dream Team Webinar with Beth and Ivan Misner

Recent events in Ferguson, MO, have really touched the core of my heart. Let me start with a little background.

I spent my junior high and high school years in rural East Tennessee, in Dayton. I rode the bus to high school that picked up the kids from the projects, as we called it, before it picked up me and my brother. Most of the students picked up from the projects were black students. I was one of the few white students who would sit with black students if there were a spot open on the bus. Most of my classmates stood, rather than take a seat beside one of them. You can just imagine the names I was called. I look back on my younger self and feel grateful that I was known even then for love.

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BNI Foundation Emergency Fund Announced

Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon townThe BNI Foundation co-founders, Beth and Ivan Misner, released a statement yesterday pertaining to the establishment of an emergency relief fund for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Misners will match the first $10,000 donated to the BNI Foundation and directed to Philippines Typhoon Relief. Please note in the Comments Field that your donation is for Philippines Typhoon Relief.

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Spotlight on BNI member Jay Bell, Philanthropist

As Ivan and I travel around to many BNI regions all over the world, we are constantly amazed at how philanthropic our members are. I guess it should come as no surprise that business professionals who are drawn to an organization whose philosophy is Givers Gain® would be givers themselves.

We want to shine the spotlight from time to time on these members and tell you a little bit more about what they are doing that is having an impact on their own communities. Our first spotlight member is Jay Bell, a financial adviser for Northwestern Mutual in Maryland and member of the Baltimore B Chapter of BNI.

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Help Us Help Moore, Oklahoma

Our hearts are broken with all those who have lost so much in Moore, OK. We have heard from BNI ED, Chesca Bailey, who says the following: “Thank you for your prayers for all the people in the Moore, Oklahoma area. We have heard of one member losing everything, and a number of others with relatives displaced. Your support is greatly appreciated, as it is truly unbelievable the devastation.”
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We LOVE Boston

Please read the following letter from our BNI Boston Executive Director, Patti Salvucci:

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our members who have reached out to us regarding donations to the families and victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Any donations totaling $250 may be directed to the One Boston Fund via the BNI Foundation. Chapters collecting $250 or more should write one check and send it to:

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