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How to Help a Friend Who Is Being Abused

August 26th, 2019, RAFT Team

We all hate the thought of abuse, but many don’t know how to express concerns about a friend who is being abused. What we do know is that …

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Rebranding ILF: A Solidified Brand Profile

August 20th, 2019, RAFT Team

With information from our team, the stakeholder interviews, and all the material on the current website, Rethink (the company helping us through the rebrand process) took the next …

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What Does Ending Generational Violence Mean?

August 16th, 2019, RAFT Team

What does ending generational violence mean? It means that we stop saying “ It happened to me and I turned out ok.” What does that really mean? Does …

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How to Say No by Saying Yes Differently

August 12th, 2019, RAFT Team

We can all learn to give a powerful and positive “no.” Have you ever struggled with boundaries? Perhaps you’ve been able to say “no” to someone but doing …

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Discovering Our Brand’s Highs and Lows

August 5th, 2019, RAFT Team

[This is Part 2 of our Rebrand Story. Read Part 1 here.] After the “Listen and Learn” call, Rethink (the company helping us through the rebrand process) continued learning …

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Rebranding Indrani’s Light Foundation: A Story of Change

July 23rd, 2019, RAFT Team

The Early Days of ILF It all began during the team retreat in January 2018 as a discussion about making changes to the Indrani’s Light Foundation (ILF) website. …

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Setting Up Fundraisers to Support Domestic Violence Shelters

July 22nd, 2019, RAFT Team

Domestic violence shelter needs may seem daunting. They need healthy food, personal hygiene items, laundry detergent, children’s toys and games, and clothing. Often survivors need medical attention, counseling, …

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How Training Helps a Shelter

July 8th, 2019, RAFT Team

Shelters Provide Basic Short-Term Needs Shelters provide an amazing service to those in need. Every single one works a little bit differently, but the heart to help is …

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How to Be Strong While Still Being Gentle

June 24th, 2019, RAFT Team

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.” St. Francis De Sales When we think of a gentle person, we envision someone …

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Educating Others About Domestic Violence

June 10th, 2019, RAFT Team

Many around us have an image in their heads of what domestic violence looks like: black eyes, broken bones and shuttered windows. Many believe they could spot an …

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