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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleeping may seem like one more thing people must do, but did you know it is a critical component of our overall health and wellness? It encompasses our mental and physical health and how we feel throughout the day.  Sometimes, getting a good night's sleep is...

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Managing Workplace Stress and Burnout

Managing Workplace Stress and Burnout

Feeling stressed or burnt out is entirely normal, especially in the workplace. However, it is essential to understand how to manage those emotions and prevent them from negatively affecting your work. Some basic strategies can help curb those feelings. As Forward...

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Why not Wayne County?

Why not Wayne County?

This January Forward Wayne County is highlighting local young professionals. To help add some insight, we asked Mark and Megan Broeker, from Neighborhood Health Center and Friends Fellowship Community respectively, to discuss what they love about living and working in...

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Attracting and Retaining Young Professionals

Attracting and Retaining Young Professionals

Population decline is a problem several small communities, including Wayne County, face as local leaders try to solve this downward trend. One strategy that has become prominent in recent years is attracting and retaining young professionals. Younger generations are...

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Is My Megaphone Even Turned On ?

Is My Megaphone Even Turned On ?

Forward Wayne County is continuing the December focus on Our Community with another guest blogger. Continuing with the theme of community advocacy, we asked Roxie Deer, Executive Director of Richmond Neighborhood Restoration, to discuss her experience as a community...

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Advocating for your Community

Advocating for your Community

Wayne County is full of community advocates. They can be anyone from local board members, business owners, nonprofit organizations, and regular citizens. Community advocates help provide guidance and leadership in various local sectors. This December, Forward Wayne...

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Holiday Happenings in Wayne County

Holiday Happenings in Wayne County

December is in full swing, which, like every year, marks the joyous yet sometimes chaotic Christmas season. For Wayne County, it usually means a month full of holiday-themed events, and this year is no exception. Throughout this December, you will find everything from...

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Developing Year-End Appeal

Developing Year-End Appeal

Year-end appeal marks the time between November and December where nonprofits make a mad dash for lofty fundraising goals. A 2019 study by the Blackbaud Institute indicated that December is the most charitable month of the year. The year's waning months signal the...

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Volunteering During the Holiday Season

Volunteering During the Holiday Season

This November, Forward Wayne County is focusing on Giving and Philanthropy. To help add some insight, we asked Major Bill Welch from the Richmond Salvation Army to discuss the importance of volunteering during the holiday season. Major Bill Welch Volunteering and the...

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Generational Giving: Engaging with Young Donors

Generational Giving: Engaging with Young Donors

Generational differences are present in all sectors of society, as older and younger generations exhibit traits and habits that are unique to them. One of the more low-key differences in generations is seen in how each one donates and volunteers with nonprofits or...

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At the Intersection of Main Street and Government

At the Intersection of Main Street and Government

A city's main street district is a critical component of any community, as it can act as a source of entertainment and economic development. In Wayne County, a governing body or nonprofit usually manages activities happening on Main Street. This creates an interesting...

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A Look at Systems Change

A Look at Systems Change

Policy change is a central and vital function of government, but it includes a complex system of stakeholders and issues that are trying to be addressed. Successful policy attempts to solve deep-rooted societal problems. This is easier said than done. However,...

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The HELP Program and Wayne County

The HELP Program and Wayne County

This October, Forward Wayne County is focusing on Government and Policy. To add some perspective, we asked Beth Fields, the Wayne County Community Coordinator, to talk about the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program (HELP) and how local governments collaborated with...

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Creating Community Through Art

Creating Community Through Art

Arts and Culture play a critical role in communities across Wayne County. This is seen through creating a community identity, preserving local artistic history, or building a sense of space and belonging. As we continue discussing this topic, read below to learn how...

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