Month: February 2019

The Downside to Cosmetics – Cosmetic Allergy

Cosmetics

Even the American Academy of Dermatology has shown that over the typical, mature Americans utilize at seven assorted cosmetic or cosmetics services and products each day.

The situation is products such as shampoos, colognes, deodorants, lotions and additional makeup also have been a portion of people’s every day routines and they’re thought essentials nowadays.

Makeup are chiefly utilized to improve beauty plus a few individuals are now so reliant upon these which they eventually become a portion of the lifestyles.

Without the further explanation, it’s evident and much understood there are some defined ingredients within this makeup that serve just like antigens or activate chemicals such as allergy symptoms, for example scents and additives ファイブシャイン.

Aesthetic allergies aren’t as typical. But, studies and experts discovered on the average, roughly 10 percent of the nation’s populace is predicted to experience or form a questionnaire of decorative allergy in the course of their life.

However, it’d be wise to argue that girls tend to be somewhat more inclined to see makeup allergy compared to just men.

Signs or symptoms of decorative allergy

Ostensibly, there are just two big skin responses which will obviously signal the start of makeup allergy. All these really are allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.

Even the absolute most frequently encountered symptom of allergy symptoms in makeup is redness at the afflicted epidermis space. The influenced area could exhibit swelling and redness, & the majority of time, these 2 outward symptoms are completed using moderate to acute itching.

Essential and chief outward symptoms for makeup warts instantly show upward or grow after skin has obtained connection cosmetic services and products.

Symptoms of decorative allergy symptoms takes place when skin breaks after touch identified unpleasant chemicals. Up on touch, these pollutants or substances instantly and instantly have an effect on and harm skin’s outer coating, ergo the start of indicators.

Similar to any form of allergies, even makeup allergy shouldn’t be thought of as a disorder. Instead, it’s nothing but a standard reaction whilst your overall body’s protective immunity system melts outside or rejects harmful and foreign chemicals.

Treatment Method of makeup allergy

Ointments and lotions specially made to take care of makeup allergy can be obtained without having prescriptions throughout suppliers and drugstores.

The majority of those medications comprise cortisone at the
shape

of hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone. Cortisones assist alleviate swelling itching and swelling throughout the start of makeup allergies.

In acute instances, medical doctors prescribe extra-strong prescription drugs and lotions that may economically and quickly minimize the allergy symptoms. Compounds are expected in case allergies from the epidermis, and this results from makeup allergies symptoms, fractures and gets to be afflicted.

The way to Stop makeup allergy

You’ll find several advocated measures which is able to enable you to protect against contracting makeup allergy. Pay Attention to These manners.

  • previous to taking out some other decorative services and products, browse its own labels. Watch out for busy ingredients which may demonstrably cause an allergic attack to skin. Find alternatives or products which usually do not have ingredients that are such.
  • Play mini-patch evaluations to decide on whether a brand new decorative merchandise is overly sturdy for skin. It’s achieved by rubbing against your wrist with all these services and products and celebrating to get any discoloration or recatio within just a day.
  • If buying makeup, choose those up who comprise quite straightforward cosmetic formulations.
  • If wearing cologne, employ it upon your own laundry and perhaps not in skin.

It’d do you no injury for those who require a few steps to keep away from becoming makeup allergy. Prevention is better the treatment options. Bear in mind, aesthetic allergies symptoms, exactly enjoy any additional allergies, even is just treatable, not curable.


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Difference Between For Profit and Non Profit

Whether you are thinking of starting a new non-profit or have been invited to sit on the Board of an existing charity, it’s important to know the key differences between for- and non-profit businesses – and it’s not as simple as you might think!

Legal Entity – A for profit business can take many forms – sole proprietorship is most common but you can also choose partnership, corporation or the hybrid legal form, the limited liability company / partnership. A non-profit will always be a corporation. Paperwork is filed not only with the state, but with the IRS which determines whether the corporation meets one of the many sections of the 501(c) code which governs non profits. Most charities you’re familiar with – American Red Cross, Cancer Society, Catholic Charities – fall under 501(c)3.

Ownership – The reason a non-profit is always a corporation is because no single person owns a non-profit. A for profit corporation is owned by shareholders but a non-profit is “owned” by the community it serves. The Board of Directors for a non-profit serve as volunteers and ensure that the entity remains true to it’s charitable mission. The Board of Directors in a for profit corporation consists of major stockholders and those elected by stockholders. They serve as compensated representatives of the stockholders who ensure the entity produces a reasonable return on investment.

Purpose – A non-profit serves a public good and is driven by the mission. For example, a suicide prevention non-profit might have as a mission, “to help prevent suicide and offer support to those who have lost someone to suicide.” Revenue is generated to support services which are designed to accomplish the mission. A for profit business serves a private good and exists to return a profit on the investment of the owner(s). For profit businesses often generate public benefit as well but that is not the motivating factor for owning or investing in a for profit business.

Revenue – A non-profit may generate revenue by delivering good or more often services but the revenue generated is subsidized by donations, grants or government contracts. Many nonprofits deliver a service for which there is great public benefit but no profitable market either because the people they serve lack the financial means to pay what the services cost or because the benefit is diffused among society as a whole (environmental or civil rights charities for example). A for profit business charges a fee for the goods or services that fully covers costs plus a reasonable profit.

Costs – A for profit business will incur all of the normal costs associated with doing business in the industry it serves. A non-profit is exempt from many costs as a public investment in achieving its charitable purpose. Non profits are exempt from some Federal taxes and most state taxes. Donations to charitable non profits are tax-deductible and people who support the mission are not only allowed but encouraged to work as volunteers – something the Labor Department would otherwise not allow.

Profit – Any money left to a business after paying all expenses is left to the discretion of the owners in a for profit business. Earnings may be paid out or retained against anticipated future expenses. In a non-profit, revenue in excess of expense may be retained if such “carry over” is not prohibited by the source of the funds. Restricted funds may only be used as the donor directs, where unrestricted funds may be used at the discretion of the Board as long as the use furthers the mission.

Proactive Non-Profit Governance

I recently read a thought-provoking article by a senior fellow in a DC-area ‘think tank’ and it prompted me to think, reflect, and to write this article. In summary, his article pointed out the governance problems with non-profits and called for Congressional action to put in place regulations to better govern the non-profits and to provide more IRS staffing to better police the non-profits.

I do not disagree. In fact, in my previous articles on issues of non-profit ethics, governance, and accountability, I have been (and remain) a strong advocate of responsible non-profit behavior and adherence to good business practices and all applicable IRS regs.

I do, however, differ with the author’s notion that non-profits cannot be self-regulating.

As with any good article on non-profit compliance, the one I read points out the important role of the board of directors and the oversight responsibility it has in making sure the non-profit operates properly. Amen! My organization, The Center for Ethics, Governance, and Accountability (CEGA) believes that non-profit status is a privilege and that adherence to all requirements can be used as a competitive advantage in grant-seeking and fund-raising. Implicit in this premise is the notion that non-profits certainly can be self-governing.

I recently had lunch with a retired CEO who is an experienced for-profit and non-profit board member. He remarked candidly that he was disappointed in the lack of governance of most non-profits with which he was familiar. Amen! We engaged in a friendly debate as to whether or not the typical board member was truly qualified to serve or whether they just did not want to assert themselves at board meetings. From my viewpoint, I believe most board members are qualified, but most do not want to rock the boat during board meetings, thereby becoming complacent – and ineffective – by default. This does not have to be the case. I am a proponent of proactive boards.

During our lunch discussion, we cited several examples of non-profit organizations where we knew the board members and we knew they had the requisite skills and experience for effective board service. Yet, for reasons that eluded us, those board members had been negligent in their duties and the non-profits they were supposed to be serving were suffering. The reasons why are numerous, but the outcome is the same: a poorly performing non-profit. We concluded our discussion by agreeing that board members needed to take their roles more seriously – and be proactive!

The article from the ‘think tank’ was full of good information, figures, and factoids: the regulations are not tough enough, the IRS does not have adequate staffing to police the non-profits, the states are in the same predicament, Congress is reluctant to act, and citizens are afraid to speak out about problems with specific non-profit organizations.

I would argue that Congress is not likely to address non-profit regulations any time in the near future; our nation is faced with economic and foreign policy issues that take precedent over the non-profits. However, this does not mean that non-profits cannot get serious about improving their performance and raising their board governance to a higher level. Again, this places me in the position of believing that self-regulation is, in fact, doable – an organization just has to want to do it.

So, absent the ‘stick’ (i.e. tougher regulations and penalties and audits), why would a non-profit choose to improve its self-regulation? If there is no ‘stick’ then where is the ‘carrot’ that would encourage a non-profit to be proactive? Not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it can demonstrate to the community that the organization outperforms its peers. This should be a powerful incentive!

The Benefits of Non-Profit Branding

To the uninitiated, branding is synonymous to the image of a logo. Yet, branding is much more than a logo. What then, is branding? “Branding is endowing products and services with the power of a brand” (Kotler & Keller, 2015). One can clearly tell from this definition that branding is much more than a logo, a website or a brochure.

In times past, non-profits adopted the concept of branding mainly for fundraising purposes. Today, branding has evolved beyond fundraising purposes and offers the following benefits:

1). Builds Trust

An effective branding strategy that communicates the impact of a non-profits work engenders trust. By sharing its’ activities and progress, people become aware of the role the non-profit plays in its’ community. With the trust earned, a non-profit can easily garner support for its’ causes.

2). Advocacy / Expanded Support Base

Once people become aware of a non-profits’ work, it becomes easier for them to connect with its’ brand. Consequently, they not only become loyal adherents of the non-profit but they also become its’ advocates. This can serve the non-profit in many ways. For instance, success stories shared on a non-profit’s social media page can be re-posted by loyal adherents and shared with their friends. Such activities have the power of expanding a non-profit’s support base since a wider audience is reached through the act of sharing.

3). Increased Funding Opportunities

A strong brand improves the rate of success of a non-profits’ funding endeavors. By creating a positive brand image, it becomes easier to engage favorably with funders and stakeholders alike.

4). Facilitates Partnership Formation

A strong brand makes it easier for a non-profit to forge meaningful partnerships. The ability to collaborate with other organizations enhances a non-profits ability to implement projects that have a wider reach/scope. This in turn creates a favorable perception for the non-profit and influences its’ fund-raising potential.

5). Reflects a Non-Profit’s Identity

According to Nathalie Kylander & Christopher Stone (Spring 2012 Blogpost), a ” brand embodies the identity of the organization, encapsulating its mission, values, and distinctive activities”. In essence, a thoughtfully planned and executed brand image will convey the ideals of a non-profit to its’ constituents and the general public in an effective manner. It will aid in reflecting the unique value proposition of a non-profit while differentiating it from other entities.

Thus, its’ constituents and the general public will be in a position to familiarize themselves with the vision of the non-profit while keeping track of its’ achievements. As a result, the process of nurturing relationships with supporters(such as volunteers) and sympathizers to its’ cause while entrenching its’ position will be greatly improved.

It is essential for a non-profit to develop a compelling and consistent brand since it engenders trust among its’ audience, expands its’ support base, increases its’ funding opportunities, facilitates its’ ability to forge partnerships and reflects its identity.

Creating Great Non Profit Websites

Quality web design and maintenance can be pricy. Therefore it’s not surprising that when building websites non profit and charity organizations often come up lacking in both design and features. By necessity, these organizations provide a minimal budget for advertising purposes – including website design and hosting. However, with a few creative solutions, non profit websites can be just as dynamic as those of mega corporations.

There are a variety of free or low cost website hosting options available. Many of these offer simple template design, or optional software (WYSIWYG) that allows someone with no HTML skills to easily design an entire website. Although this solves the problem of actually getting the site online, it doesn’t help to make the most of it. These inexpensive websites are often built by volunteers or clerical employees of the non profit organization. As these people are not necessarily webmasters or marketing and IT pros, the resulting websites may lack functionality or basic user-friendly design.

If you are charged with the responsibility of designing a website for a non profit organization, here are a few simple tips to help you design a great website.

Encourage Volunteerism and Donations

Because promotion is the entire point of websites, non profit organizations need to promote their cause. Naturally this means putting a lot of information on your website. However, it doesn’t matter how much you emphasize the importance of the cause if you don’t give people a way to do something about it.

If you don’t have a payment system on your non profit website, a simple PayPal donate button can be added easily and costs nothing (your charity will need a PayPal account, however). Make sure your donation button isn’t buried among graphics and text. It should be predominant on the home page, and available on every page of the site. Leave bit of blank space around it to make it stand out. Place a link to a page of information about the good things you’ve done with donations near the button. Hesitant donors will want to see where their money is going.

Your website home page should also predominantly feature a link to a page on information on volunteering. It’s a good idea to include a little info about volunteer programs on the home page, but give this section is own page as well. In addition to the contact address or form, include detailed information about the benefits of volunteering and the requirements for volunteers. If they have came to your non profit website, they already have an interest in helping. However, people want to know what they are signing up for in advance.

Make Your Non Profit Website User Friendly

Even people who support your non profit organization won’t stay on your website long if it’s difficult to use. Make sure navigation is clear, and every page is accessible. Keep graphic sizes to a minimum. This is often a cause of slow websites – non profit and charity websites typically post a lot of pictures. While this can be quite effective in winning support, they load slowly. Use thumbnails linked to larger photos, and if you have a lot of pictures include a photo gallery page. People will expect this page to load slowly.

Ascetic appeal is important in websites and non profits are no exception. Use a consistent, pleasing color theme. Give your websites the same color scheme as your non profit’s logo if you have one. This aids in recognition.

Non Profit Grants: Start a Non Profit Organization

Non profit grants can be a serious source of funding for a non profit. Non profit grants can be given by individuals, corporations or other non profit organizations and can vary in size. While grants are not the most stable form of fundraising for a non profit, if obtained, they can infuse the organization with deep funding. Each year billions of dollars are given away to non profits in the united states. Read on to learn more about non profit grants and how a non profit can obtain them.

As stated above, many times non profit grants are a highly sought after source of funding for non profits. Grants are what the word implies, funding in either money or products, given to the non profit to help it accomplish its mission. The grant is given and not expected to be repaid, which makes the funding even more attractive. However, the majority of grants given have strict stipulations on what the funding is to be spent. These grant requirements insure that the grantor is able to direct what activities or expenditures the non profit receiving the grant spends the funds on.

Most non profit grants require a process by which a formal request is made for the funding, which usually involves a substantial amount of information and documentation. Each granting organization has its own criteria and process for consideration. The majority of time, there will be stiff competition for grant funds and importance should be given to follow all instructions properly. The non profit seeking the grant funds will need to contact each funding organization and obtain instructions for how to apply for the grant.

The process to apply for most grants follow some common steps below:

  1. Submit a short question and answer form or grant request that can be obtained from the grantor. When filled out by all the requesting parties, these questions and answers give the grantor a “baseline” in which to choose a smaller group of finalists to submit a longer grant proposal.
  2. The smaller selected group will fill out and submit a longer detailed grant proposal.
  3. The granting organization may phone applicants for interviews or to ask additional questions.
  4. The organization that is awarded the grant will usually be contacted by phone with the decision, while all other applicants will be notified by rejection letter.

It is widely accepted that 80% of the grants awarded are awarded to organizations with which the granting organization has an ongoing relationship. A relationship with a funding organization can be initiated any number of ways. A great way to build an ongoing relationship with a granting organization is to apply for a grant. When not awarded the grant, send a thank you letter for their consideration in allowing you to apply for the grant. Continue to build a relationship with the granting organization by writing and calling throughout the year. When a grant with that organization is available in the future, you will have more of a relationship built with which to be considered.

I would advise against attempting to fund a non profit solely by grants. Just because an organization is awarded a grant one year, does not guarantee they will be awarded a grant from the funder the next year. Instead, build a stable donor base through individuals and corporations. Then with stable funding in place to support a robust budget, spend time seeking grants to enhance the non profit’s funding strategy. In the instance the non profit is awarded a grant, it will be funds in excess of the budget, and a great way to expand the non profit.