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We're so excited about a new year full of new opportunities to create impact! In this episode, we talk a little bit about our plans for 2021, share thoughts about how we can make the most out of the year and share some teasers into future Podcast episodes

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Our last episode of 2020!

It's been a crazy year but that hasn't stopped us from working hard to continue to grow our impact through our mission while staying true to our core value of giving back. We sat down with our Executive Director, Linda Crum, to reflect on the successes and accomplishments this year while sharing some of our goals for 2021. Get INSPIRED!!!

Thank you to ALL of our amazing listeners for making our pilot year so incredible! Stay tuned for a new year full of new stories, new tips and more ways to Ignite Tomorrow Today!

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Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! In this episode we get to chat with one of our amazing education partners, Erin Bley, all about teaching students the fundamentals of thinking and being an entrepreneur!

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Listen to the newest episode of the OtterCares Podcast!

Another AMAZING episode the OtterCares Podcast! This month, we talk all things Innovation Stations! Hear from Tricia Vincent, our Senior Director of Grants and Programs and one of our Innovation Station Fund recipients, Kaitlyn Chambers and get inspired to apply for your own Innovation Station!

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Listen to the newest episode of the OtterCares Podcast!

In this Episode of the OtterCares Podcast, we talk about the Empathy Blog series, written by our own Sarah Weeks, and focus our discussion around why teaching empathy is so important. Check it out!

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Listen to the newest episode of the OtterCares Podcast!

We're back from summer break with some fun news - we have a new addition to our team! In this episode, we introduce you to our new Community and Employee Engagement Manager, Courtney, and hear all about who she is and her role in helping us grow our mission! Check it out!

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Inspiring Stories from Around the Web!

Check out stories of kiddos being makers, doers and givers from around the web!

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Tips and Ideas from Around the Web!

We've curated the web to find some great tips and ideas to help you inspire kiddos to be entrepreneurs and philanthropists!

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#tbt!

We've combed through our memories and picked out some of our favorite stories to share and celebrate!

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Blog Series: Empathy and Project Heart Week 6 - Practicing Kindness

Welcome to week 6 of our deep dive into the “9 Essential Habits that Give Kids the Empathy Advantage” and Dr. Michele Borba’s book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World."

This week we're looking at how to practice kindness.

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Blog Series: Empathy and Project Heart Week 5 - Self Regulation

We're in week 5 of our deep dive into Dr. Michele Borba's "9 Essential Habits that Give Kids the Empathy Advantage"! This week we look at self-regulation. Kids and adults alike can wrestle with self regulation when we feel hurt or wronged. But it is self regulation that helps us display empathy.

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Blog Series: Empathy and Project Heart Week 4 - Moral Imagination

We're in week 4 of our deep dive into Dr. Michele Borba's "9 Essential Habits that Give Kids the Empathy Advantage"! This week we look at moral imagination. In an age where it is more common to pick up a device than a book, moral imagination is focused on using the power of stories to help kids use their imagination to better understand how a character feels in order to learn how to act.

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Blog Series: Empathy and Project Heart Week 3 - Perspective Taking

Welcome to week 3 of our deep dive into Dr. Michele Borba's "9 Essential Habits that Give Kids the Empathy Advantage"! This week we look at the importance of perspective taking and how we can teach kids to learn how to see the world from someone else's view.

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Blog Series: Empathy and Project Heart - Week 2 - Creating Moral Identity

Week 2 of our deep dive into Dr. Michele Borba's "9 Essential Habits that Give Kids the Empathy Advantage"! This week we explore Moral Identity and how kiddos can learn to create their own Moral Identity that helps direct their behavior now and in the future.

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Blog Series - Empathy and Project Heart

What is emotional literacy and how do we cultivate this habit in kiddos? Read more!

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Blog Series - Empathy and Project Heart

We've been re-reading one of our favorites books, "Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About- Me World" by Dr. Michele Borba. WE. LOVE. THIS. BOOK!

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Guest Blog - Engineering Brightness Student Niyati!

Niyati is an 8th grader at Preston Middle School and helped the club obtain a patent for one of their lantern designs! Check her guest blog!

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Guest Blog - Engineering Brightness Student Makena!

Makena is a middle schooler and participates in Engineering Brightness! Read how she and the students at Engineerig Brightness are helping to make a difference locally during COVID-19!

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S1:E5 of the OtterCares Podcast!

Listen to Tricia, our Senior Director of Grants and Programs, talk about our grant programs and how to apply!

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My Project Heart - Boltz Middle School!

Check out Principal, Mr. Larson, share what his school is doing to help others!

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My Project Heart - Olivia!

Olivia is an incredible senior in high school that has created a product to help others!

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S1:E4 - Interivew with Olivia!

S1:E4 of the The OtterCares Podcast is up! Check out a very special interview with one of our Illumination Fund grant recipients, Olivia and listen to her passion, determination and drive to change the world!

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My Project Heart - Josh!

Awesome Otter Josh uses his TIME and TALENT create masks for our communities!

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Guest Blogger - Emma

Emma, a Project Heart alumni, and freshman at Rocky Mountain High School, is an AMAZING young woman who has some great advice to share with all of us on how to approach our current reality with a different perspective.

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OtterCares is a 2020 Hermes Creative Awards Platinum Winner!

Now, more than ever, our world needs you, me and all of us to step up and step out now to create positive impact and change. This incredible video is just one way we encourage you to be a change-maker from wherever you are.

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My Project Heart - Mr. King!

Our AMAZING partner, Mr. King, is helping us share our fun 30 Days of Philanthropy activity!

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My Project Heart - Abbi!

Abbi talk about how she is using the opportunity to be at home to be a philanthropist.

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My Project Heart - Sarah!


Our very own Impact and Education Director, Sarah, shares how she is using her TREASURE to give back while practicing social distancing!

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S1:E3 Special Virtual Edition!

Check out the third episode of the OtterCares Podcast! We introduces you to our Impact and Education Director and how to implement Project Heart! Check it out!

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My Project Heart - Dylan!

Our buddy, Dylan, wants to tell you how he is being a philanthropist even though he is at home!

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My Project Heart: How are you being a philanthropist today?

We want you to know that, even if you are staying home, you can still give back!

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Guest Blogger - Evan Morgan

Read Evan's powerful message.

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Giving back from home

Learn how you can give back and make a difference from home!

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We're in this together

Social distancing shouldn't mean social indifference.

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We love design thinking!

Check out this inspiring blog post on design thinking from Sarah!

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Global Collaboration

With work and school shifting to more global platforms, here are some helpful resources!

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Change is hard - but you've got this!

Learn about the OREO approach.⁠

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OtterCares Podcast Episode 2 is Live!

Listen now!

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Announcing our Illumination Fund!

We have officially launched a new grant fund called the Illumination Fund!⁠

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The OtterCares Podcast is here!

Listen to our pilot episode!

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