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Brad Jamison

Good Citizen Interview With Kisa Heyer, Executive Director, Dream Foundation

Brad Jamison | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Kisa Heyer is Executive Director of Dream Foundation, an organization dedicated to making dreams come through for adults with life-threatening illnesses. Here, Kisa shares a bit about her work, including how she stays positive and motivates others.

TV's New Fairy Godmother

Brad Jamison | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Most people have heard about the incredible good being done on daytime television by personalities like Ellen DeGeneres, but there's another fairy godmother bestowing money and publicity unto those doing good things in the world.

My Inspiration

Brad Jamison | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

The first service project I remember taking part in was a walk to raise money to fight hunger when I was around 8 years old. Although, it's very likely there were some other service activities before that one.

Good Citizen Interview: Jeff Hoffman

Brad Jamison | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

I am happy to present the second installment of the Good Citizen Interview Series, where I talk with inspiring individuals in the areas of service and volunteerism. This week I interviewed someone I have known for quite a while, Jeff Hoffman.

Good Citizen Interview: Ross Ellis

Brad Jamison | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

I am excited to present you with the first installment in what will hopefully be a continuing series where I interview some outstanding people dedicated to giving back. I'm calling it the Good Citizen Interview Series.

I Resolve to Serve

Brad Jamison | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

My primary resolution for 2015 is to be of greater service to others. While I already do a greater than average amount of service, in addition to writing and talking about it daily, I know I can do more. But, more importantly, I WANT to do more.

Season of Thanks

Brad Jamison | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

I'm grateful for the love and support of family and friends, who were the steadfast light. And, grateful for the new people the struggles brought into my life. Of course, I am also very thankful I had the opportunity to be of service to others.

Serving Others: The Best Type of Social Networking

Brad Jamison | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Connections with others bring joy and companionship to our lives. Serving others adds value and meaning. When the two are brought together everything becomes possible.

Getting and Giving the Most: The Five Commitments

Brad Jamison | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us. Which means it's time for family and friends to get together in celebration, for towns across the country to get decked out with festive decorations and, of course, time for shopping and gift giving.

Let's Create a Bully-Free Nation 2014

Brad Jamison | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

As you are likely aware, every month of the year is designated to bring awareness to a disease, social issue or cause. And, October is no different - in fact, this month is dedicated to numerous issues, including breast cancer and bullying.

Helping Those Closest to You

Brad Jamison | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

when most people think about giving, usually images of donating to a worthy charity or cause -- such as signing up to sponsor an impoverished child -- come to mind.

How to Start a Service Organization at Your School

Brad Jamison | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Sometimes there aren't any organizations that are actively working to fix the problem. When that happens, you might want to consider starting your own organization.

Never Too Young to Give Back

Brad Jamison | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Having watched my older sister raise her kids, who are 11 and 13, to be service-minded, I know what a great tool service can be in teaching kids about the world and their role in it.

I Challenge You! The Good Citizen Challenge

Brad Jamison | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Next time you volunteer, donate money or simply conduct a random act of kindness, take to social media and share it using #GoodCitizen. Don't do this to brag about what a good citizen you are, but to inspire others to do something.

3 Tips for Inspiring Your Kids to Volunteer

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Giving back to your community is a gift that gives right back, and habits and viewpoints instilled at a young age are much more likely to stick with a person than those developed later in life.

Service: A Tool for Managing Depression

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

While I wish it didn't take tragedies like this to bring such conversations to the mainstream, I am thankful that the dialogue has been amped up and that people seem to be listening.

Service as a Career Path

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Brad Jamison

The more talented and skilled a non-profit groups paid staff is, the greater good it can do in pursuit of its cause. The challenge is, typically, positions in the non-profit sector pay less than similar positions on the for profit side.

Bolster Your Career With Service (Part 2)

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

By the time someone is a senior executive, it should be fair to assume they are effective at what they do -- after all it's gotten them this far.

Bolster Your Career With Service (Part 1)

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Brad Jamison

Unfortunately, we don't typically look at service as a means of growing our skills and illuminating our talents. But, individuals are missing out by not using service as a teacher.

Two Ways to Give Back to Your Community

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Once you have found an organization you are comfortable with, how do you help them? There are two main ways to consider: Do you support them with a financial gift or do you give your time?

How to Choose a Worthwhile Organization

Brad Jamison | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

It's hard to accept the fact that an organization to which you choose to dedicate your time and service may not be the worthwhile organization you originally thought it to be.