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Preparing Volunteers for Domestic Violence Shelter Work

November 25th, 2019, RAFT Team

Many people make time to volunteer at a shelter, especially during the holidays. While the extra hands are very much appreciated, most volunteers are not familiar with the …

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Holiday Survival Guide for Shelter Workers

November 11th, 2019, RAFT Team

As you head into November, you might feel the need to brace yourself against the urgency and busyness that comes with the holidays and closing out another year. …

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The Difference Between Anger & Violence

October 28th, 2019, RAFT Team

Tensions about politics, race, sports teams, and ethics fill the headlines, no matter where you look. We see anger and violence more and more frequently in our culture. …

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ILF Rebrand: 3 Designs Become One

October 21st, 2019, RAFT Team

This is it—the final rebrand blog post before the new site goes live. Now you get to see the transformation of Indrani’s Light Foundation into RAFT. After providing …

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4 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference in Your Loved Ones Lives

October 14th, 2019, RAFT Team

Advocate, we know you give 110% every single day — to your job, your family, your neighbors, and your friends. The requirements for your daily life are unrelenting. To …

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ILF Rebrand: 99 Failures to 1 Great Idea

October 7th, 2019, RAFT Team

Brand Ideas Stretched from 1 to 100 Many things stood out about Rethink’s process. (They’re the company helping with our rebrand.) One of the most impactful was that …

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ILF Rebrand: Getting Through the Bad Names

September 30th, 2019, RAFT Team

A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet… unless that name is “Brella”. Ok, maybe I am jumping too far ahead in the telling of this …

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What Happens After the Shelter: A Daily Self-Care Routine to Keep You Strong

September 23rd, 2019, RAFT Team

There’s no question that you’re making a difference in the world as a advocate or shelter worker. But when it comes to the day-to-day grind, most advocates find …

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ILF Rebrand: Naming is HARD

September 16th, 2019, RAFT Team

Type “baby name books” into Amazon and you get over 10,000 results. Type “baby names” into Google and you get 1,460,000,000 results in 0.65 seconds. Let’s take a …

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How to Build Resilience as Care Givers

September 9th, 2019, RAFT Team

Working with survivors is rewarding, but it can also be exhausting.

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