first agricultural resources management, inc.

mr. albert h. firster, jr.
4320 morris road
sherman, new york 14781

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  • California’s Central Valley Needs More Immigration Lawyers
    By Cyndi Suarez - Wednesday May 31, 2017

    Immigrants are jumping at the chance to get advice from nonprofits like the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Funding for immigrant legal support has increased recently and this has allowed nonprofits in the Central Valley to expand their services. Much more needs to be done, however, to make sure immigrants get the legal help they need.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Farmers and Food Banks Advocate for Tax Credit for Crop Donations in Virginia
    By Ruth McCambridge - Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    Coalitions of common interest are everywhere, waiting to be made.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
  • Simple steps you can take to create a happier, healthier nonprofit.
    Tuesday Sep 27, 2016

    Not making time to exercise? Checking email in bed at night and first thing in the morning? Eating fast food at your desk during a conference call? Too many people I know fit that profile. There’s a culture shift that has to occur so people OK when they unplug, take a break, and do what they need to do in order to be able to produce good work.

    In The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout (Wiley, 2016), Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman open up this long-overdue conversation, defining burn out and showing how to practice self-care as a strategy to avoid it.

    Too many people work tirelessly in their businesses but not on their businesses. This book mandates that we work on ourselves in our businesses—and, while it’s tailored for nonprofits, each chapter is full of practical tips for any business type. The first section starts with a focus on you, the nonprofit staff person or leader, and what you need to work happily and healthily.

    If this were coming from Rodney Yee or Gwyneth Paltrow we’d all be snickering–but it’s coming from Beth Kanter, the sector’s social media and tech wizard, and Aliza Sherman, also a digital diva. When these women tell us to unplug, we take it seriously.

    But this isn’t a book that simply suggests that you unplug. It touches on how you work inside and outside your organization in various ways.  I particularly appreciated the “5 Spheres of Happy, Healthy Living,”  which provides a framework to think about your work in the context of your life.

    "5 Spheres of Happy Healthy Living" © 2016 Kanter/Sherman

    We even get a burnout scale and a self-assessment tool to see how bad things really are.

    Worried your organization will go into a tailspin if you start taking time away for self-care? You don’t have to go from working 24/7 to silent meditation retreats: the book is full of practical ideas and suggestions to help you ease into it.

    Later sections of this book focus on your nonprofit. The authors dive into culture: how to define it and what it really means to have a happy and healthy one. Last, they map out strategies to create a healthy organization with practical tips that might inspire policies, for instance. The connection is obvious: we need to take care of ourselves, but also to exist in organizations that support healthy ways of working.

    Got a boss or board member who drives you to work in unsustainable ways that are making you nuts? Send them a copy of this book. Better yet, read it first, with a highlighter in hand. Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, my friend.

    Source: BigDuck smart communications for nonprofits
  • Reflecting What You Value in How You Spend Your Money (and Other Resources)
    By Trent Hamm - Saturday Jun 10, 2017

    Every few months, I like to go through all of my spending for a month, tabulate how every single dollar was spent, sort and group all of that spending in various ways, and look at the results. How much did I spend on food? How much did I spend on particular types of food? How much did I spend on craft beer? How much did I spend on coffee? How much did I spend on writing supplies? How much did ...

    Source: The Simple Dollar
  • Freight Farms Lands $7.3M as Agriculture Meets Data & Automation
    By Jeff Engel - Tuesday Jun 6, 2017

    Investors have planted $7.3 million in Freight Farms to help the Boston-based startup bring its micro-farms to more places around the globe—and potentially even beyond. The investors in the Series B round include return backer Spark Capital, also based in Boston. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Monday. Freight Farms’ […]

    Source: Xconomy New York
  • Sherman Alexie and the Tricky Art of Memoir
    By JAMES YEH - Monday Jun 12, 2017

    In a new book inspired by his mother’s death, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” Mr. Alexie plays with the complexities of autobiography.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Books of The Times: Sherman Alexie’s Complicated Grief for His Mother
    By DWIGHT GARNER - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017

    In his memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” Alexie explores grief, poverty and his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • 2017 America’s Charity Checkout Champions
    By asgro - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
    Source: Tactical Leadership Strategy for the Modern NonProfit