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Danisha Bhaloo

Leadership and Community Engagement

Danisha Bhaloo combines her experiences and passions as a writer, social services worker and public relations consultant to provide unique objectives and coaching to various individuals, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. Based on her passion to help those in need, she focuses on projects that raise money and awareness on various issues including crime prevention, children and youth-at-risk, women's development, poverty, elder abuse and neglect. <br> <br> With 10 years of professional experience, Danisha has succesfully implemented mentoring programs for children and youth without positive role models in their lives and has raised over $500 000.00 through a combination of services including grant writing, fundraising, event planning, media and government support for charitable organizations. <br> <br> Personal Website: <br> Personal Blog:
I'm Leaving Edmonton Civic Politics Aside To Campaign To End

I'm Leaving Edmonton Civic Politics Aside To Campaign To End Racism

Running for Edmonton City Council this year, and failing, was the best thing that ever happened to me... because I had the ultimate realization. Politics was not my thing. Now, I say this very intently knowing that I never want to close a door in the future. But that statement has put me so much at ease that I know it's the right thing for me.
10/25/2016 10:07 EDT

The "Next Gen" Way of Giving Back to the Community

As a professional fundraiser in my community, the number one challenge, and opportunity, is how to engage this new group of donors and volunteers to help support the hundreds of charitable organizations in our community.
06/29/2015 05:48 EDT
Pathways out of Poverty: My Personal

Pathways out of Poverty: My Personal Experience

I lived in poverty growing up. I dealt with social issues no child should ever have to deal with: bullying, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and their impact of my grades. My father unexpectedly passed away when I was 12 years old, and as a result, my mother worked two jobs to support my sister and me.
12/06/2013 03:08 EST
How to Show your Young Volunteers

How to Show your Young Volunteers Appreciation

There are so many issues that it's easy to volunteer for a cause that means something to you. Through texting, facebook, Twitter and talking, our (young) volunteers are likely one of our greatest marketing tools. It's National Volunteer Week, let's show them that we care about their commitment to our cause.
04/22/2013 05:32 EDT
How Walking Can Help a Child in

How Walking Can Help a Child in Need

It can be difficult fundraising for any cause, let alone one that's not in your own backyard. That's the number one concern of potential donors I've approached over the years for the World Partnership Walk (WPW), Canada's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for international development.
03/21/2013 08:03 EDT
This Year, Make a Point to Pay it

This Year, Make a Point to Pay it Forward

So many awful things have been happening recently around the world. But there are things that we, as individuals, can do to bring back inspiration and hope to the world in small ways. I recently read about a fellow Canadian blogger, Taslim Jaffer, who is doing her own "pay it forward" in a uniquely creative way with her Make-A-Wave Cards. Why not do our part and fill the world with a little bit of hope?
01/02/2013 05:17 EST
The Key to a Happy Childhood?

The Key to a Happy Childhood? Mentoring

According to research, as well as my own personal and professional experience, the key to a happy childhood is mentorship. Kids who have a positive role model in their lives are more likely to succeed academically and develop healthy lifestyles.
12/05/2012 05:07 EST