Tag Archives: community

Registering Your Non-Profit Entity in the System of Award Management (SAM.gov)

In order to be paid by the US Federal government under a contract – including a services contract for delivery by a non-profit organization – your non-profit must be registered in the System of Award Management – often referred to by its acronym SAM. Firstly, you should NEVER pay someone to register you in SAM.  We cannot emphasize this enough. We do not offer this as a service on principle! It is free to register and as the representative of your organization you can do Continue reading →

Helping Heroes Fly: Bringing Families Together

Helping Heroes Fly helps service members connect with their families! Helping Heroes Fly, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization was founded in February of 2016 by Pam Matt and Terri Keeney to provide airfares to our active duty enlisted military men and women who are frequently unable to purchase their own flights for such things as funerals, the birth of a child, family events, emergencies or just some well deserved R & R. A 2 year old non-profit with lessons to teach us all You will often see interviews Continue reading →

Mission: Military Spouse Entrepreneur

I began my journey to being a Military Spouse Entrepreneur literally on the opposite of the world. As an Australian trained attorney I found myself living with my active duty military spouse in a US State where there was no path for me to be admitted to the Bar. After serving a District Attorney’s Office writing motions and case notes, and leading a large regional non profit as its Executive Director, we moved to another military base in the same state. Which, if you are Continue reading →

Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps

Building an empowered community is a deeply held passion and is considered inherently valuable to us here at Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates. So let’s get started: Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps. Let’s start with the obvious question: what is an empowered community? An Empowered Community   An empowered community is a community where every individual feels able and encouraged to contribute to the betterment, growth and strengthening of a community in which they feel ownership and, most importantly, belonging. 1. Coalition Building Continue reading →

Why Choose A Communications Consultant?

A communications consultant can help you and your company decide upon a coherent message and communicate with and relate to customers effectively. A Sounding Board You might be looking for a sounding board to help you clarify and refine your communications plans. Sometimes you just need an experienced and encouraging professional who can listen to your goals and provide guidance to help you implement in a way that allows you to be empowered to be the face of your business and to share your story Continue reading →

When you don’t want to go: Military Influencer conference 2017

While I was one of the earliest earlybird ticket buyers for Military Influencer Conference 2017 (#milblogging17), I really wasn’t sure I wanted to go. It’s been a long year and I admit I was worried. I’ve been on the road for over four months so far this year and it’s only October. Time away means time I’m not spending communicating with my clients. So what was I worried about? This would be another  dude-bro fest that spoke only to male veterans. It would be a Continue reading →

Celebrate Boss Moms This National Boss’s Day

Today I share with you a guest post from  Lauren Smith Brody. Did you know that today (October 16) is National Boss’s Day? Here’s my take: The bosses who should be celebrated with the most cupcakes and flowers today are Boss Moms—working moms who do it all and get it done at all hours of the day, and with only a fraction of that time rewarded with an actual paycheck. In fact, according to a recent survey by Total Wireless, 95 percent of moms say Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins SpouseWorld 1 to 1 host Dave Etter to talk hitting the ground running

It’s PCS (permanent change of station) season again, and that means lots of new communities and towns and cities to explore. Anna joined Dave Etter to record her second SpouseWorld 1 to 1 interview. This time she talked with Dave about hitting the ground running in terms of community involvement when you arrive in a new location! She gives some of the tips that helped her find herself on a local non profit board, an appointed to a local housing authority by the city Mayor Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe appointed to City of Alamogordo Housing Authority Board

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe appointed to City of Alamogordo Housing Authority Board Alamogordo, NM – Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates announces that their Chief Executive Officer, Anna Blanch Rabe has been appointed by the City Commissioners of the City of Alamogordo to join the Housing Authority Board as part of their commissioner meeting on 10th January, 2017. “I am looking forward to serving the community of Alamogordo in this modest way.” said Ms. Blanch Rabe. “For communities like Alamogordo to be strongly represented when Continue reading →

A little bit less of a superhero

For the first two and a bit decades of my life I ran roughshod over myself. Tired or not, sick or not. If i had things to do, they got done. If this involved sport or some other punishing physical endeavour then all the better. It was not unusual for me to play a game of cricket, travel to an away swimming carnival, run 5 to 10k in training for cross-country, and play or umpire a couple of games of netball in the same weekend. Continue reading →