• Giving Back: SWAG That Changes Lives

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     

    BeadforLife lifts up women in Uganda.

BeadforLife introduces a new way for companies to empower women by bringing recycled paper bead lanyards and jewelry to their meetings and events. The nonprofit partners with women in Uganda who create beautiful jewelry and handcrafted items from recycled paper to earn income and lift their families from poverty. The sustainability goes deeper, as BeadforLife invests profits from bead sales into entrepreneurial training programs throughout Africa, so women can launch small businesses, increase their confidence and income and transform their lives. The organization invites companies to partner by hosting events, providing meaningful co-branded gifts, or through organized volunteerism.

By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

 

Perhaps your attendees have hopped on those electric bikes and e-scooters that are scattered all over metropolitan areas throughout California. That’s old news, no question. Yet it’s a sure bet they’ve never been on a Vintage Electric Cruz Bike, because only 250 of them ever have been made. Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop in Carmel has a fleet of these smile generators, as well as a fleet of knowledgeable guides to lead scenic group tours. 

 

 

What these leaders may not realize is that the old approach to meetings, where someone talks the team to sleep is quickly becoming unacceptable. Companies and planners everywhere are ditching their boring meetings and adopting more effective practices.
Two factors driving revolution throughout the modern workplace also demand a new way of meeting: digitalization and VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Digital Workplace Meetings