good for better international, inc.

69 east jericho turnpiike
lower floor
mineola, new york 11501

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ACTIVE

NYS Filing Date
AUGUST 12, 2014

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4620156

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NASSAU

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NEW YORK

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NONE

NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION

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2014 - GOOD FOR BETTER INTERNATIONAL, INC.









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  • Robert Durst’s Friends Resist Demand to Testify in Murder Trial
    By CHARLES V. BAGLI - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017

    Stewart and Emily Altman have known Robert Durst for decades, and a prosecutor wants to call them as witnesses in his trial in the murder of Susan Berman.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • IPC Media Now To Be Known As Time Inc. UK
    Thursday Sep 4, 2014

    IPC Media will undergo a rebrand by parent company Time Inc. to become Time Inc. UK, the company has announced. According to Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp, the move will allow the company tobetter leverage its global presence. IPC Media counts more than 60 brands among its portfolio, including Country Life, What's on TV and Woman.

    Source: Media Post: Online Media Daily Europe
  • Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama
    By STEPHANIE STROM - Friday Jun 23, 2017

    The move reflects a changing business in which traditional food magazines, and a Manhattan address, are less important.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Apple's Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode Is Good. Researchers Are Cooking Up Something Better
    By Aarian Marshall - Friday Jun 9, 2017

    Distracted driving is a complex problem that may demand a more nuanced answer.

    Source: Webmonkey
  • How Your Thinking Impacts Your Fundraising and Your Life
    By Gail Perry - Friday May 5, 2017

    Does your mindset really impact your life - and your fundraising results?

    I'd suggest that your thinking has tons to do with how your life rolls out.

    I co-presented this topic earlier this week at the AFP International Fundraising Conference with master fundraising gurus Lori Jacobwith and Marcy Heim.

    We had a blast pulling together our own personal mindset management tips to share - things that have helped us survive the bad times and ultimately flourish.

    I have to say I was quite impressed with our audience's reaction to this session.

    It's a bit "woo-woo" for all the straight-laced fundraisers at AFP.

    But everyone seemed to really enjoy it. A few people shared with me later that our session helped them pivot to a more positive place. (hurray!)

    Here is a bit of our presentation:

    How your thinking impacts your life and your fundraising results.

    1. You CAN change your thoughts.

    It's important for you to simply acknowledge that your thinking impacts how you FEEL inside.

    Where do many feelings come from? From thoughts that generate an emotional charge.

    If you are thinking happy, positive thoughts, you will find that you'll feel much happier.

    And if you are thinking sad or depressed thoughts, you'll find yourself sinking lower and lower into pessimism.

    If you are really aware of your thoughts - then you can change them.

    Think of a light switch - if a thought wanders into your mind that is unhappy, critical or diempowering, try saying to yourself -

    "Nope, I'm not going there."

    Try blocking it off and make yourself switch to something more positive.

    I keep little affirmations taped to my bathroom mirror.

    So every morning, I see cheerful reminders:

    "People love me when I am myself." (Hay House)

    "Today I spend lots of time thinking delightful thoughts."  (Hay House)

    “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” (Marianne Williamson)

    And I'm glad to brush my teeth looking at such positive thoughts. It's a nice way to begin and end the day!

    Take away: Pay attention to your thoughts, and make them as positive as possible.

    2. The Gratitude Game

    Have you ever noticed that when you start simply appreciating the things around you, that you feel better?

    If you want to instantly put yourself in a mindset of well-being and satisfaction, then try the Gratitude Game.

    Here's how you play it:

    Get a partner - your spouse, colleague, child or friend.

    Take turns saying out loud - something that you are grateful for.

    Go back and forth, sharing these happy thoughts.

    We played this game with the entire audience at the AFP Conference last week. People paired off, and just took turns sharing their gratefulness.

    You should have seen everyone's faces!

    Expressions changed. Smiles appeared. Happiness was everywhere. I was stunned at the transformation of people's faces.

    Last Thanksgiving, my family and I gathered around the dinner table. After saying grace, I suggested that we all take turns sharing something we were thankful for. We ended up going round and round, over and over, with each person sharing an appreciation.

    Wow! It might have been the happiest moment of the entire weekend!

    Check out this interesting article: 31 Benefits of Gratitude. It has links to many scientific studies about the benefits of this practice.

    3. Forgiveness as a Mindset Practice

    Forgiveness means letting go of grievances.

    We all have people who have hurt us. Situations that happened in the past that still ache and hurt.  Even health issues that continue to pester us. Can you let this all go?

    This practice is difficult!

    That's why they call it a "practice" - you have to practice it over and over!

    You could consider forgiveness as a spiritual practice. That's how I embraced it.

    The sages say that keeping anger festering against someone or something only hurts yourself. It doesn't hurt the other person.

    Self-forgiveness too!

    My own forgiveness practice has helped me forgive myself for many things. I've become easier on myself.

    We all have that inner critic who is "our own worst enemy." Well, if you practice forgiveness, it's easier to shut that mean inner voice down. :)

    The benefit of equanimity.

    Something else good comes out of this practice - you are better able to let go of things and people, and situations that rankle you.

    You develop more of a sense of equanimity, easiness and calm about life. You can take the ups and downs with a bit more of an emotional cushion.

    We all want to feel calmer, more peaceful. We all want to find happiness and joy.

    If you do, then start within. Cultivate your thinking and your attitudes, just like you are planting seeds.

    These practices are NOT easy, for sure.

    They take years, and even lifetimes!

    But they can make you a far more pleasant, positive and happy person.

    And then career success comes more easily. You become a person whom others want to be around. A person who is respected. A person who radiates an energy that helps others feel good.

    I don't know about you, but that's where I aspire.

    If you want to change the world, then you have to work within as well as without.

    I totally believe that positive emotions within help bring about positive situations.

    And this practice has certainly worked for me!

    BOTTOM LINE: You CAN Control Your Mindset - and Impact Your Life AND Your Results!

    What has been YOUR experience with mindset practices? What's worked for you? I'd love to know!

    Would you like more posts like this one - it's a bit out of the box for fundraising?

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    The post Mindset: How Your Thinking Impacts Your Fundraising and Your Life appeared first on Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry.

    Source: Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry
  • North Korea Accuses U.S. of ‘Mugging’ Its Diplomats in New York
    By CHOE SANG-HUN - Sunday Jun 18, 2017

    Officials returning from a United Nations conference were about to board a plane when federal agents seized a package they were carrying.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Wilbur Ross on Negotiating Better Trade Terms
    Tuesday Jun 13, 2017

    At the WSJ CFO Network in Washington on Monday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross talked about reducing U.S. trade deficits and renegotiating better trade terms instead of pulling out of international trade agreements. Photo: Paul Morse for The Wall Street Journal

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: Worth It
  • Who run the nonprofit world?
    Wednesday Feb 1, 2017

    For years, I’ve noticed that the majority of faces you see in most nonprofits belong to women. Beyonce got it right: women are the backbone of the social sector! They lead organizations, run departments, and power nonprofits at all levels. In fact, women make up most of the nonprofit workforce, yet despite that, we still occupy only a small percentage of the leadership slots at the top 400 charities. Sigh.

    How can we change that? And what can you do to make sure one of those top nonprofit leadership seats is reserved for you?

    I got together with Stephanie Thomas (of Stetwin Consulting) and Adrienne Prassas (of NYU Wagner)-- both fundraisers par excellence-- to convene a pop-up event for AFP NY members about women’s leadership not long ago. A few dozen women participated, representing a diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and nonprofit professional experience. Here are a few highlights from our discussion.

    Volunteering is a great way to develop your leadership skills. Want to transition into a career in international development? Build your skills in planned giving? Overcome your shyness at speaking in front of groups? Volunteer! Organizing or staffing an event, coordinating a committee, and other volunteer activities not only open up networks, they force you to work with new people in new situations.

    Tell them what you need to learn. Trying to break into a new area? Develop new skills? Tell your boss or your peers and colleagues what you want to learn, and offer to help out with projects that may be outside of your job description so you can build your skills. For instance, if you’re a grant writer but you want to get into major donor work, ask your boss if you can help them research and prep for a meeting, or listen in on a meeting or two.

    Be yourself. We talked a lot about the power of authenticity in building a strong reputation. Not sure what the answer is? Be honest about it. It’s good to stretch - but it’s not good to be something you’re not. Most of the experienced women at this event found their careers really took off when they spoke with their own voice, rather than trying to play a part they felt was expected of them.

    Show up. It’s easy to watch that webinar from your desk, follow along via social media in your jammies from home, and learn virtually. But when you show up at a conference, breakfast, workshop, or other event, the benefits are much greater. Get out and show up! You’ll make deeper, more meaningful connections faster.

    Personally, I was deeply inspired by the younger women who participated, like Amalyah Oren, a young woman who works by day, volunteers by night, and writes a blog called the Giving Kind.

    If you’re building your leadership skills I’ll be participating in a panel on women’s leadership for the Foundation Center on March 7—details are online here. I hope you can make it!

    Source: BigDuck smart communications for nonprofits