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8 Women-Led Nonprofits That You Should Know About

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As part of our focus on Women’s History Month, we wanted to spotlight non-profit organizations founded and/or led by women. At this point, roughly twenty-one percent of all non-profits are piloted by women. All of these organizations are located in Washington, DC:

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5 Fun Facts: Women’s History at Goodwill of Greater Washington

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March is Women’s History Month. This celebration of the contributions women have made to society began in 1981 as “Women’s History Week”. It expanded to the full month in 1987. This year’s theme is Providing Healing, Providing Hope. We thought we’d take this opportunity to highlight some of the significant contributions women have made to both the inception and continuing mission growth of Goodwill of Greater Washington.

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Is it Possible to Find 3D Love in a 2D World?

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Today’s workforce is more digitally savvy than ever. We all spend way too much time staring at screens. Interacting via Teams or Facetime, or Messenger has become normalized. It does not appear to impede the road to love in the workplace.

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Get Organized Month: Eight Benefits of Getting Organized ASAP

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If we’re being completely honest here, this whole work-from-home thing has revealed that there are times during some days when we’re not exactly swamped. Use that time for yourself. Believe it or not, there are tangible benefits to getting organized.

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“I’m Having Trouble With Zoom!”: 2022 Workplace Culture Forecast

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To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed workplace culture would be the boldest understatement (so far) in 2022. It's hard to believe we are entering year three of this new reality. Who could have imagined that many people are still working remotely?

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Opportunities Abound: Goodwill’s Job Training Programs in 2022

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We are offering at least two refreshed job training programs in 2022. And as always, at no cost to members in need in our greater Washington community. 

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Giving Tuesday: What Is It? How Can You Help?

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On #GivingTuesday, you can stand with Goodwill to finish 2021 strong and start 2022 ready to do more!

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Labor Day 1921: Looking Back to a Century Ago

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As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day with the usual backyard bar-b-ques and last gasp beach get-a-ways, we thought it would be fun to look back on what this holiday was like 100 years ago.

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Ever Wonder What’s Involved in Opening a Goodwill Store?

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While Goodwill stores operate in a very similar manner to most retail operations, we do have some unique jobs and processes. But at the end of the day, what makes Goodwill different from virtually any other retailer is that 91 cents out of every dollar we earn is funneled back into our mission services: providing free job training, education, and employment programs for people with disadvantages and disabilities. That is what makes us the most proud every time we open a new store.

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A Goodwill Love Connection

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My mother always told me that there are no coincidences in life. Is it fate? Is it God? Who knows?! But sometimes the pieces fit together too flawlessly to chalk it up to simple chance. Love, in many cases, can be one of those occasions.

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