Conscious Business: Rochester’s Coffee Connection & Greyston Bakery

  Written by: Andrew Brady At the international Conscious Capitalism conference this spring, there was a keynote about Greyston Bakery, which operates on an “Open Hiring” model. There are no applications, no interviews and no background checks. Essentially, the first person in the door is offered the job. Further, if an employee isn’t showing up…

Nonprofit Spotlight: Beep Baseball for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  Written By: Maria Thomas Fisher Two years ago, a friend of mine joined Rochester’s first Beep Baseball Team and introduced me to an extraordinary sport. Beep Baseball dates back to 1964 when Charlie Fairbanks, an engineer with Mountain Bell, implanted a beeping device inside of a softball. In 1975, the “beeping” baseball was presented…

The Greatest Gift: Organ Donation

  One person’s tragedy, becomes another’s miracle; that’s the heartbreaking nature of organ donation. Please take a moment to watch this beautiful, poignant story of two families, connected by one heart, and a special song. The Pass Life On campaign is a collaborative effort between Causewave Community Partners and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network,…