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The 7 Wonders of Success

A life pivot - either personal or professional - can be overwhelming.  Anxiety bearing change that challenges your comfort and convention.  Unfamiliarity and flux becomes the new norm.  This evolution in your sense of self can be unsettling.  But let me tell you  ... it's oh-so-worth-it. Becoming an elected municipal councillor (community politician) was accelerating … Continue reading The 7 Wonders of Success

How my community interests shaped my professional pursuits

I'm asked daily, "Nic, what do you do?" I love what I do.  Truly.  So, I'm really excited to share a podcast with you as it sheds some light on who I am, how I got here and the foundation I'm fortunate to have to move forward in my work to build capacity for vibrant … Continue reading How my community interests shaped my professional pursuits

Nicole Beatty CFRE appointed Chair of Think Tiny Homes Northumberland Steering Committee

Think Tiny Homes Northumberland Steering Committee established to consider innovative solutions for increasing demand for affordable housing Port Hope, ON – May 28, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity Northumberland (HFHN) is proud to announce that it has established a chapter of its organization to investigate the development of a tiny homes project in west Northumberland. Think Tiny … Continue reading Nicole Beatty CFRE appointed Chair of Think Tiny Homes Northumberland Steering Committee

Cheer Her On

I had the pleasure of speaking today at #CheerHerOn, a leadership conference organized by high school students for high school students. The focus of this initiative is to support young women in achieving their goals and in encouraging them to support one another every day, in every way. The group's tagline: We rise by lifting others. … Continue reading Cheer Her On

Project Profile: The College Grand

Every once in awhile I like to take on a client project outside of the non-profit realm to exercise my creative and content development skills. It was a lot of fun to work with a financial planner and real estate investor duo as they converted a heritage home into five stunning loft-style apartments. I was … Continue reading Project Profile: The College Grand

Project Profile: A social enterprise Beach Bar pops up in waterfront community on Lake Ontario to benefit local food security and beautification efforts

Article written by Dominik Wisniewski of Northumberland News COBOURG — A licensed patio featuring local food and drinks attracted approximately 5,304 visitors to Cobourg Beach over 12 days. The Courtyard Summer Series was a four-weekend event of food and drink at the beach, organized to raise funds for local community food projects and for the Town of … Continue reading Project Profile: A social enterprise Beach Bar pops up in waterfront community on Lake Ontario to benefit local food security and beautification efforts

Nicole Beatty announces candidacy for Cobourg Council

July 25, 2018 Cobourg, ON — It’s been a civic aspiration of hers since she moved back to her hometown in 2013 and today Nicole Beatty made it official – she’s filed her papers to be a candidate for Cobourg Council in the 2018 municipal election. “I was born in Cobourg and spent my youth here.  … Continue reading Nicole Beatty announces candidacy for Cobourg Council

AFP Toronto Fundraising Day 2018

Professional development is key to a fundraiser's pursuit in generating philanthropic capital.  From coffee sessions to networking cocktails, acquiring knowledge through storytelling, lived experience and best practice mantras from trailblazers in the field is essential to your practice and ambassadorship of your good cause. I'm thrilled to be part of the "The 6ix" Kick-Off Learning … Continue reading AFP Toronto Fundraising Day 2018

Neighbourhood Philanthropy: How Goodwill Builds Stronger Communities

Margaret Mead was spot on when she told us to never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. These people, with their compassion and beating hearts, weave a social fabric that cares for others, feeds families, and shelters the forgotten. They give what they can where they can. They … Continue reading Neighbourhood Philanthropy: How Goodwill Builds Stronger Communities