Author Archives: Anna Blanch Rabe

Why I care about the Handbag I carry #bagsonamission

This post contains affiliate links. I am a brand Ambassador for R.Riveter. I have received products in exchange for my role as as a brand Ambassador for R.Riveter. Labels have never meant very much to me. I wore a uniform all 13 years of schooling, and then I joined the Army and wore a uniform. I really didn’t like non-uniform days growing up. I didn’t have stylish clothes and hated trying to figure out what was “in.” For a long time I didn’t carry a Continue reading →

Work from anywhere: practical tips for location freedom

I’ve spent much of the last ten years traveling. A large part of that also involved working in the “fringe hours” and making the most of working on research and writing projects in the midst of travel. This post does include affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. I have worked beside pools, in parks, on buses, on long road trips as a passenger, in countless hotel rooms, internet cafes, friends’ kitchen tables, business centers and airline lounges, on planes, and most 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 →

My Dream catchers

How I grew in the gardens they planted!! My dreamcatchers. The gardens that yielded a harvest of love fertilised with humor, in a soil with high levels of adventure, and of curiosity, that were watered with sweat, and the tears of laughter and loss. Some seasons are less kind and the harvest became hardier as a consequence of the winds of doubt, the hail of fail, came along in the midst of the spring sunshine of hope and summers of certainty. The harvest breaks my Continue reading →

Non Profit Accounting and Fiscal Management

Organizations in the non-profit sector are not truly viable entities unless and until they have financial policies and procedures in place – this includes non profit accounting and fiscal management practices that will stand up to audits and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One way to ensure that your organization is transparent and accountable financially is to make sure you have a team that you trust for guidance and who can answer questions as they arise, in a way that makes sense to your Continue reading →

Job Applicant Interviewing Checklist: Non Profit Organizations

Although any staffing discussion is an important one, hiring a staff member for a non profit organization is particularly challenging. Planning an interview strategy in advance is key to ensuring that you move beyond questions and answers an applicant may have prepared specifically for. The following checklist will help: Be sure each member of the interview panel has a copy of the Job Description in advance, along with a copy of the Job Advertisement. Each member of the panel should also have time to review Continue reading →