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The Board of Directors: Part One

Edition: Jul | Aug 2021
What should a well-built board really do for your children’s home? And how an earth do you choose the members? We discuss these and more in “Part One” of this guide.

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7 Reasons Orphanages Should Connect Together

Connecting isn’t always easy. In fact, relationship can even feel cumbersome, especially when you work at an orphanage. But what could the benefits be in maintaining relationship between local orphanages? Here are 7 reasons why orphanages should stay connected…

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The Move Towards Family-Based Care

The way the world takes care of its enormous population of abandoned children is changing. For those of us working with and for orphanages, it is important that we understand the shift, listen to criticisms carefully, and assess where we can be a part of this forward-motion.

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The Importance of Connection

So, we want to work with orphans? We know there is a need and want to be a part of filling that need. We have come into this work full of joy, hope and love. But, do we come to this work from “a place of healing” for ourselves?

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Reviewing Orphan Movies – Part 2

PART 2 – Hollywood is obsessed with orphans. And while watching the lost boys run free in Neverland is good fun for children in secure homes who wish their parents would disappear…it might not hurt to occasionally pause, and consider the narratives for our kids who have lived real hardship.

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Job Description of an Orphanage Worker

As an orphanage worker, you get asked quite a bit, “What does your day to day look like?” I always had a hard time finding the words to describe what life in orphan care is like. Until I had this revelation…

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Reviewing Kids’ Movies About Orphans

Hollywood is obsessed with orphans. And while watching the lost boys run free in Neverland is good fun for children in secure homes who wish their parents would disappear…it might not hurt to occasionally pause, and consider the narratives for our kids who have lived real hardship.

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3 Tips for Donor Retention

Congratulations! You just received a new donation of $250usd (or its equivalent in your home currency)! Nothing beats that feeling. But your next questions should be: How can you ensure that that new donor sticks around to become part of your organization’s long-term support group?

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Your Kids’ Quarantine Morale

How do we boost our kids’ quarantine morale?
While the adults speculate, reconfigure and adjust their mindsets, hundreds of millions of children are banging on the front door to be let out! Honestly, don’t we all feel that way right now? Here are some tips…

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“Would You Die with Us?”

Our kids are testing us everyday. When it comes to tests of connectivity and questions of trust or loyalty, it’s important that we stop, take these moments seriously, and answer the best we can. A good response will create a bond of security and begin or continue the journey of healing.

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18 and Out

How Some Orphanages Are Doing It Right.
A home that not only maintains the living standard of children today, but also engages in the child’s future — that is a good home.

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