Nonprofit Spotlight: Best Buddies Rochester

Written by: Lindsay Jewett In the spirit of friendship, I would like to share with you that Best Buddies is here in Rochester and Western New York! Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with…

Nonprofit Spotlight: National Human Resources Association

  Written by: Krista Berry Have you heard of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA)?  It’s not your typical nonprofit!  The NHRA mission is to provide an active forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to Human Resources. We are focused on advancing the development and leadership of HR professionals, and we do this by: Creating…

Nonprofit Spotlight: Rochester Global Connections

  Written by: Maria Thomas Fisher Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is a local non-profit that connects Rochesterians with visitors and students from around the world. RGC (known at the time as the Rochester International Friendship Committee) was incorporated in 1957 and focused on introducing international students to our community. As RGC celebrates its 60th anniversary,…

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…