We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Jessica Histo | Founder and President

I think that people see a non-profit and automatically assume that you are funded in a way that allows the organization to survive. Like the start of many businesses I worked for free the first 3 years. Now I receive a part time salary, but the others on my team are volunteering their time as well. I takes time and a lot of effort to build a sustainable program. However the need is there. Diaper banks and other organizations that provide basic essentials are just as important as food banks. The difference is that for struggling individuals there is no assistance for diapers and hygiene products, unlike SNAP, WIC or EBT for food. Read more>>

Dominic López | Director & Cinematographer

When you hear about nice celebrities giving gifts on set, it’s not an act of kindness. The union actually dictates that everyone working with a major star be given a Rolex. That’s why I stand with the Local (insert number here). Read more>>

Jen Liddy | Content Creation Specialist

There’s been an ethos created in the online business world that “If you build it, they will come.” Far too many small business owners flail because because they never realized that when you ‘build it’, you now must become an expert in ‘marketing it.’ No one’s coming unless you position yourself in your marketing with a hyper-clear STANDOUT message that makes your audience sit up & take note. Read more>>