Happy New Year! Most people resolve - then quickly break - their promise to get into better physical shape as their top priority every January. This year, how about focusing on your philanthropic fitness to stretch your heart and soul?

The Corporate Source suggests the following ideas for a successful 2018 with resolutions you can celebrate keeping:

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#1

Focus on others in addition to oneself and strive for stronger personal engagement in your actions this year. Personal engagement is defined as a state of well-being in which one realizes his/her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his/her community - wonderful goals for us all this year! Is there an elderly neighbor who could use help shoveling or would appreciate a social visit from you? Connect with others wherever you can - helping others, strengthening ties and reducing loneliness is proven to improve your own health and happiness as well. (First Step: connecting with The Corporate Source on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!)

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#2

Be a mentor and/or help another person find gainful employment. Know of a promising individual with disability who is looking to join the world of work given the right opportunity that matches his/her skills and interests? Open that door for them. Let us know!

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#3

Be an ambassador. Do you work for or know a company that would benefit from expanding its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in the community by supporting workplace diversity, disability hiring and inclusion? Let us help you easily add to staff enrichment! Contact us to chat.

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#4

Trade caffeine for a cause. Increase your support of causes you believe in, with your time, dollars, and commitment. Forgo the daily Starbucks and donate that savings to The Corporate Source (or a charity of your choice), commit to make a difference this year for something important to you.

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#5

Cherish each year. Encourage others to mark your birthday milestone with a contribution in that amount to a worthwhile charity - so the older you are, the more generous that tribute will be! Donate your tribute gift here.