The Jaycees Through the Years: Charles Lindbergh

For over the 93 years, the United States Junior Chamber – or the Jaycees – has, some very bright and famous names become members of our organization. Did you know that before he was the first person in history to travel on a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh became a member of the Jaycees? Together, the Jaycees and Lindbergh helped make history. … Continue reading The Jaycees Through the Years: Charles Lindbergh

Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

Over the last few weeks, we have showcased the Jaycees primary public policy platform – the U.N.’s Millennial Development Goals. Chapters all over the country host thousands of events that raise awareness and help the United Nations come closer to completing their objectives. Unfortunately, the biggest struggle for any organization’s cause is coming up with the funds to help support their event. A great solution … Continue reading Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Did you know that the Jaycees has officially been a partner with the United Nations since 1954? So it’s no wonder that our organization decided in 2003 to make the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the official public policy platform we support. In the past decade, the Jaycees has helped advance these time-bound goals that target poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against … Continue reading Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Fundraising in the Digital Age

Oftentimes, members of the Jaycee are also involved in nonprofit organizations – serving either on executive boards or as volunteers. In the past, volunteers spent time making direct phone calls, organizing letter-writing campaigns and even going door-to-door – all in the name of fundraising. It’s no secret that people spend millions of dollars online every year, but now organizations are hopping on the bandwagon and … Continue reading Fundraising in the Digital Age

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Leaderships Skills Required for Young Entrepreneurs

As the saying goes, not everyone is born a leader. Why do young professionals let that deter them from seeking management roles or starting their own business? Just because you need to improve on certain leadership traits doesn’t mean you weren’t cut out for it. Developing the skills necessary to be a leader – a good leader – takes patience, time and lots of practice no matter who you are. Continue reading “Leaderships Skills Required for Young Entrepreneurs”

Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills

Between life and all that it encompasses – work, family, friends and of course, the Jaycees – little time remains to engage in the community that surrounds us. It is easy to feel overscheduled, but it’s important to remember all we can gain as businessmen and women by giving more attention to the causes that need it most. That’s right – giving back to your … Continue reading Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills