So happy to have believe me official as a new client!
BELIEVE ME is an apparel company started by two women who were sick of the normalization of sexual violence. Their designs feature anti-sexual violence and pro-consent messaging in order to empower people and start a dialogue. Part of the profits on their "no means no" hats go directly to The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, an organization that works to stamp out sexual violence and provide support and resources for survivors. Part of the profits on their "consent is key" hats go directly to Project Consent, an organization running an amazing campaign to raise awareness about sexual violence and the importance of consent.
They hope to one day live in a world where a company like believe me does not need to exist. Until ALL our spaces are free from sexual assault and violence, they will keep on creating empowering apparel.
Show your support and purchase a hat for you or a friend! Visit www.believemeofficial.com
Gotta love changing society for the better~
The Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) in Haiti is looking for a Project Manager for a new social business in Gonaives that offers a combined marketing service and agricultural supply store for smallholder farmers in the area. Additional business components will be added over the next six months as outlined in the job description below (French version included).
Candidates should e-mail a CV to Timote Georges, SFA Executive Director: email@example.com.
Position Available: Project Manager
Location: Gonaives, Haiti
Duration: Six month consulting contract, starting as soon as possible, with optional transition to full time status past that period.
Salary: To be determined.
Job Description: Consulting position as Project Manager for the new Kay Plantè business being run by the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) in Gonaives. Kay Plantè will provide a range of products and services currently not being provided for farmers and area residents. It will launch with an Agricultural Marketing & Supplies division that will provide farmers with seeds and tools, along with help in marketing their crops. Over the course of the next six months, three more components will be added: a commercialBakery will produce bread and rolls, with women farmers as franchise agents; a Wholesale Food division will offer bulk food items at wholesale prices to women farmers who sell food to earn off-farm income; and, a Mill will provide a service to husk rice, sorghum and maize for farmers selling these grains in local markets. The Project Manager will initially be responsible for the day to day operations of the Agricultural Marketing & Supplies component, and then subsequently that person will oversee additional staff being brought on to undertake day to day operations for each of the other three components.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a working knowledge of agriculture in Haiti, as well as a background in managing a business. The individual must have experience in overseeing staff and be competent in managing excel-based budgets. A background in agricultural marketing will be an asset. Must be willing to live in Gonaives.
Accommodation: The Project Manager will be provided with a modest furnished room in Gonaives.
Employer: The Smallholder Farmers Alliance is a Haitian foundation using charitable funds to transform small-scale (or "smallholder") farmers into independent agroforestry cooperatives run on organic principles and with a triple bottom line: planting trees, increasing food production and improving farm livelihoods. Kay Plantè is affiliated with the existing SFA Gonaives Cooperative that has 2,000 farmer-members.
Contact: Timote Georges, Executive Director SFA, tel: (509) 3221-8966 / 3620-6131
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.HaitiFarmers.org
Happy Happy Earth Day!!
This is one of my favorite times of the year! Why? Well, besides the weather usually being beautiful (and today is no exception), it's a time of the year when people celebrate life and the earth and are more conscious about their consumer decisions.
I've been working for Eco-Bags Products as a consultant and Brand Strategist over the past few years, and I value its small size, sustainable practices, and overall positive environmental impact. In fact, it was announced today that the company is a B Corporation Best for the Environment Impact Honoree! Such good stuff.
I hope that today, you try to decrease your environmental footprint by:
Have a beautiful rest of the day!
Be sure to go outside and enjoy some of it!
Rain OR Shine!
-Written by: Toro Adeyemi, ECOBAGS® Brand Advocate
Expo West last week was a blast and I was happy to represent Eco-Bags Products! I discovered some great new brands and got to meet enthusiastic people who worked with some of the brands that I already know.
It was a tough gig, to stand and pitch for hours on end – but selling and sharing the story of a product I believe in is something that comes very naturally to me.
Walking the floor and eating a bunch of samples was SO good – that’s how I got my breakfast (and lunch!) each day. I’m talking yogurt, dumplings, cookies, pizza, kombucha – everything imaginable, really.
I also walked away with a few product samples…
Expo West 2014 was a truly amazing experience! I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the largest natural, organic and healthy products event in the world!
Be sure to like my page on Facebook to follow the rest of my adventures!
How do you really begin to gauge this? Take into consideration the time it will take you to complete the project, the resources you will needed to acquire (paying developers, graphic designers), and the effect your work will ultimately have on the company. Another great way to do this is to research what similar projects generally charge, and/or come up with an hourly rate that will reflect your effort.
There was one project I took on that required a great deal of planning, fundraising, research and commuting over a number of months. It was important for me to convey the importance PR has on a company as well as convey the benefits of handling the work for them. It just might be the case that your services are outside their budget, so either do what you can with what they have, or do the work for the sake of experience.
Remember too! The more experience you have, the better work you can do, and clients hire for expertise.
Negotiating is communicating your worth, so handle with care, and don’t get washed over. (See what I did there?)
— with Igor Balla.
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