October 2022 – Shala Edwards

The minutiae of running a nonprofit organization: 5 Greatest Challenges In Nonprofit Management    My name is Shala Edwards, and I am a growing social entrepreneur committed to young women and girls’ empowerment, civic engagement, and economic development. As Founder and Executive Director of Treasure Coast Girls Coalition Inc, development director, and professional speaker, I […]

March 2022 – Chantel Aquart

Come. Rest. “I hope that Crave can be the place this year that says “Come” to all our leaders who are laboring and are heavy laden. “Come. Rest.”  ~ Spoken by Chantel Aquart, Chair-elect, at the Crave V Welcome Dinner in February, 2022 Chantel speaking at the 2022 Welcome Dinner. The full verse of Matthew […]

May/June 2021 – Debra Hendrickson

Dreams for Our Future   One of my favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt who said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. Four years ago I was approached by Michele Van Son Neill to assist her in the creation of her dream…a new spiritual leadership program she called “CRAVE”.  […]

July 2020 – Brian Vann

Endings and Beginnings With the third year of Crave coming to an end, we celebrate the two Crave Leader graduating cohorts—one from Orlando and one from Sanford. The Crave program runs from August to June so this year’s classes completed the Crave curriculum during a most unprecedented time in our country’s history. As all non-profits do, these […]

May 2020 – Shequila Roberts

Mothering During A Pandemic Cooking. Cleaning. Homework. Laundry. Children fighting. Children eating. Homeschooling … all while being an essential worker. This is truly enough to make me want to pull out my hair. And as a single mother, let me just say, these last few weeks have been very challenging, to say the least. However, […]

January 2020 – Chantel Aquart

Look and See! 5…..4….3….2….1 Happy New Year!!! This was the phrase heard the world over just last month!  Even those who didn’t know one another shared the sentiments of happiness for a new era. With thoughts of fresh beginnings we all hoped for the best when the year turned to 2020. So where are you now? Do we still […]

January 2019 – Chantel Aquart

Organize – verb      1. Arrange into a structured whole; order         Synonyms: assemble, systemize, declutter      2. Make arrangements of preparations for (an event or activity); coordinate I believe that the ability to organize your life is a critical skill that should be taught to us from a young […]