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  • Monday, February 24, 2020 9:24 AM | Laura Jevtich (Administrator)

     So much in life nowadays is on the screen. Yet people are looking for something else, some way to connect to others.

    This book is a way for you to go up to someone, maybe a person you saw only online, and talk to them. You get their signature, maybe their real name or Instagram handle, and so starts a conversation. 

    Creating and making friends is one of more difficult parts of being an adult. A friend is a person whom one knows and with whom has a bond of mutual affection. It is not of sexual or family relations. It could be a contact associated with a social media website. 

    It can be hard to establish relationships outside of work or children. And “making friends” definition is to establish a relationship(s) based on mutual affection, support, and trust. 

    In making or creating friends, you can:

    • Meet people with similar interests 
    • Have a meal or drinks together
    • Take a class, workshop or seminar together
    • Use similar objects together

    When you go to conferences, you manage to do most of these actions above. If you are shy, introverted, or self-conscious, you may not feel comfortable doing these actions with others. 

    What if you had a way to start a conversation? By asking people to sign your book, your planner, your PlannerScrapBook©️, you are on your way to making a new friend. 

    Join us and find many new friends: Join Us

    You can find Laura Capuano Jevtich (Facebook) at Chicago Planner Conference and PlannerCon2020 late February and mid March. She is the tall, white haired woman wearing pink. 

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 AM | Laura Jevtich (Administrator)

    Passion Planners: Small Medium & LargeBefore I start working with a company, whether it is big or small, multi-million dollar or 150 sales on Etsy, I read the About Us. Some companies have this at the bottom, with a “Work With Us” or Corporate Values, or like Passion Planner, at the bottom of each page is their Mission: 

    Passion Planner is designed to be your 24/7 paper life coach™, helping you to get your life on track. We believe in a world where everyone has the courage, tools, and community to build their ideal life.

    Most of these words resonated with me. A positive message about a product is important for many reasons. They want to help us 

    1. as a life coach,
    2. use their product as a tool for keeping our lives on track,
    3. by giving us courage,
    4. with a community of like-minded people,
    5. build an ideal life. 

    A mission statement is not the easiest thing to write. It took me several weeks to come up with a way to express what this nonprofit meant to me and others. I also had to have the mission statement before I could get PlannerScrapBook Association to become a Nevada corporation and be filed under the IRS designation of a 501(c)(3) educational organization. 

    Not only is it hard for companies to come up with mission statements, but some companies suggest that people also make mission statements. In “First Things First” by Stephen Covey, he suggested that by having a personal mission statement, you can set up your goals. Personal mission statements can change over the years because of changes in your life. And I have seen nonprofits change their mission statements as well, as they have grown and expanded their outreach. 

    PlannerScrapBook Association’s mission statement is:

    PlannerScrapBook Association is a NonProfit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to helping its members find happiness and mental well-being through planners, scrapbooks, and journaling with physical and digital media. 

    We do this through education, meetups on and offline, and a trade show at the end of our fiscal year, which ends in July.

    From this mission statement, you can obtain several important parts including:

    1. Both paper and digital formats are important to the organization,
    2. Dedication to its members,
    3. Using objects to find happiness, 
    4. Help members with mental well-being,
    5. Use education and community to help achieve goals. 

    While some people might say that objects to find happiness isn’t important, I disagree. If I am going to have these objects anyway, to make them pretty or functional or whatever, why not use them to make me feel happy? I do enjoy looking over a task well done, and using a planner or scrapbook or journal helps me see that task’s value, worth, and helpfulness to me. 

    Does your business have a mission or About Me/Us statement? Would you like to join an organization that puts its members first? https://plannerscrapbook.org/Join_Us

    During February and March 2020, small, medium, and large businesses get $50 off their membership. This $50 would be for in-kind donations and be based on the worth of product, samplers or small items, which we could give to our new members.  

    We will help promote and market your business as we go to conferences and meetups and can give out these items. A win-win-win for all involved. Use the code Laura50 for this special offer and send the items to 1970 N Leslie St. #12, Pahrump, NV 89060. 

    Thank You!

  • Saturday, February 08, 2020 1:34 PM | Laura Jevtich (Administrator)

    Applying to Passion Planner's Get One Give One Program


    One of our members, Rachel of @motivatedbystickers and Administrator of Passion Planner Small/Compact Fans, suggested that I could apply for the Get One Give One Program. She said that since PlannerScrapBook Association (PSBA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization, and because of my background in nonprofit management, I should be able to receive this in-kind donation.
      

    To the uninitiated, applying for grants and in-kind donations can be a hard process. Even people who have done them before can still run into problems. One of the biggest problems is the mindset. The thought process is something like this: 

    •  Am I (or the organization) worthy to receive an awesome gift or grant? 

    •  Do I say I am fabulous and poor, or fabulous and have so many needs? 

    •  What if we do not have a large number of members or subscribers or people in the organization, would we be disqualified because of that?

    •    Can I handle the rejection that comes with the application? 

    Once you get through to the last of self-doubt questions, (it took me a day) to the next mindset of: 

    •    “what the heck!” and 

    •    “The deadline is close; I better get a move on this!”

    And finally, to the I CAN DO THIS mindset, with answers to the questions they ask. Their questions are not hard, especially when you are organized already. You pull up your mission statement and take what is in it to heart. 

    Our mission statement is:

    PlannerScrapBook Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to helping its members find happiness and mental well-being through planners, scrapbooks, and journaling with physical and digital media. 

    Creating happiness and mental well-being using our planners, scrapbooks, and journals through education, trade shows, and meetups on- and off-line.

    Any which way you write it, there is planning, creating, and writing somewhere in there. We have done it, do it in the present, and more than likely will do it in the future. 

    For the Get One, Give One Program, there were four questions. The hardest part for me was to keep it under 500 Characters! WOW, I would need to be succinct! I’m sure you have realized by now that I’m not, but it is true of most grants and in-kind donations. They do not want your life story, they just want the steps that you are going to take. 

    To that end, my steps are now this:

    1. Write the blog post on how I applied for the in-kind donation from Passion Planners and Angelia Trinidad CEO & Owner. Done.
    2. Publish the blog post on the website and spread it out to our social media outlets. Almost finished.
    3. Offer to all who read it an incentive: if they become a member/subscriber during February, they will receive a Passion Planner Compact, sent to their address for free. These planners are a $30 value. 
    4. Increasing the number of members in February is a goal, and it means helping people with our Happiness and Well-Being Fund. I hope to have 25 members this month. You can join us here: https://plannerscrapbook.org/Join_Us

    Thank you! Laura Jevtich

  • Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:02 AM | Laura Jevtich (Administrator)

    What if you were just starting out, or had some major life change and you feel your life is not happening the way you want? You've tried journaling it out, talking to your parents, friends and/or a therapist, whoever would listen.
    But you still feel alone? 

    You're crafting up a storm, yet it is pretty solitary. You go to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's and see planners and think, THIS is how I will get my life together. The new year is coming up and I have money in my pocket, I'll use this and get organized!

    But there is still something missing. Your friends aren't around as much or they are busy doing their stuff. Your new hobby is getting you organized but you are alone; you don't speak up when you see others at the store buying supplies for their planners. You feel as though you are missing out.

    What IF you joined an organization especially for you? An organization that gives you a way in to talk to others, whether at a store, a meetup, or even a conference? By joining PlannerScrapBook Association, you can see all your new friends, learn about the conferences in your area, and bring your PlannerScrapBook with you.


    This PlannerScrapBook is filled with information about the conference and has the names and headshots of the speakers, teachers, organizers, and your friends. It has the logos, company name, Instagram and Facebook links, email and phone numbers of all the sponsors, vendors, and others.


    You can ask people you meet to sign your book as a great conversation starter. It is your way in to finding friends, learning new ideas, and seeing all of the pretty things. It is like a scrapbook and like a planner.


    Join us to get one of these PlannerScrapBooks for our Trade Show happening in July. We will have more details in the new year.  

  • Monday, December 09, 2019 1:44 PM | Laura Jevtich (Administrator)

    We are so happy to share the news that we are now on Amazon Smile, the charity arm of Amazon and Amazon Prime. Now if you use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-2948343

    and set your charity to Plannerscrapbook Association, we will receive money on a quarterly basis from Amazon. Your purchases do not change in price, but instead of all of the profit going to Amazon, they give some to us. 

    Thank YOU! 

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We are a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Educational Organization dedicated to creating Happiness and Mental Well-Being using planners, scrapbooks, and journals through education, trade shows, and meetups on- and off-line. 

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Show your commitment to creating happiness and mental well-being for yourself and others by joining us right now. As a member, you will get a newsletter, comment in forums for jobs and sales, belong to a Secret Facebook group, receive discounted entry to trade shows, workshops, seminars, and meetups. Plus other goodies as we grow. 

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