The best UK dividend shares to buy now are likely to offer more than just a large passive income. They are also likely to have dividends that are amply covered by profit. That means they can maintain their shareholder payouts if the economic outlook deteriorates.

Furthermore, their dividend growth potential could make a significant impact on their appeal. Companies that can deliver a rise in dividends may appeal to a broader range of investors. And they could deliver impressive capital growth.

A large and robust passive income

At the moment, a number of UK dividend shares have high yields. This may tempt passive income investors to buy them based solely on their capacity to provide a generous income stream in the current year.

However, a high yield is of little use if it is not reliable during a challenging period for the economy. As such, ensuring that dividends are … Read more

Across the nation major central business districts in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle remain eerily empty as employers continue to keep staff working remotely. Heading into the holidays, only 1 in 10 office workers had made their way back into Manhattan.

But is the disruption caused by the pandemic—and the work from home boom—actually convincing Americans to pack their bags and move?

To find out, Fortune and SurveyMonkey polled 2,098 U.S. adults in November.* This poll, which has a modeled error estimate of +/-3%, is an even deeper study than our August look at migration

The finding? Millions of Americans moved as a result of the pandemic—and millions more plan to do so. Among U.S. adults, 16% say they have either moved out of their city/county during the pandemic (6%) or plan to move in the next 12 months (12%). Around 2% of Americans who moved … Read more

February, of course, is more than just hearts and candy. In addition to known holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Presidents Day, It’s Home to Black History Month, Children’s Dental Health Month, Random Acts of Kindness Day, and lot’s more, like Love Your Pet Day.

In this post, I’m going to give you a list of February holidays, awareness causes, and unique observances that you can use for creative and meaningful marketing that resonates with your audience.

P.S. For marketing ideas for the whole year, check out this ultimate list of monthly marketing ideas from our friends at LOCALiQ.

February marketing ideas—awareness causes and marketing ideas

Below is a list of awareness causes recognized in February that can help you with values-based marketing.

  • American History Month
  • American Heart Month (heart disease)
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Black History Month
  • Cancer Prevention Month
  • Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Embroidery Month
  • Free
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Sun-Maid shines on innovation, shows the whole fruit’s possibilities as the company commits to the imagination

Sun-Maid‘s imagination has already transformed the humble raisin into a range of whole fruit-based snacks that are delicious and better-for-you. And while the quest to invent new whole fruit snacks continues, the iconic raisin brand is now bringing imagination to life through a company-wide commitment.

As part of the new “Imagine That” campaign, Sun-Maid will appoint it’s first “Board of Imagination,” pulling together some of its newly-titled research and development department, insights team and executives with the most imaginative minds – kids.

As its first order of business, Sun-Maid’s Board of Imagination will grant its employees a paid company holiday: “Imagination Day.” Sun-Maid’s Imagination Day will take place on April 30, which is also National Raisin Day, when Sun-Maid will encourage staff to take part in an activity that will enrich their thinking … Read more

By: Jamie Bruning-Miles, CEO, YMCA of San Francisco

On March 16, 2020, the shelter-in-place order was instituted in California. On March 17, 2020, we held our first Pop-Up Y Kids emergency childcare program at our YMCA location in San Francisco’s Mission District. 

That initial Pop-Up Y Kids on March 17 would be the first of many to come. In fact, the program has evolved into what we now call Community Hubs — comprehensive programs comprising childcare, academics, enrichment opportunities, and physical activity, of which we now have about 30 across the Bay Area. Pop-Up Y Kids would also serve as the catalyst for a number of YMCA initiatives aimed at supporting essential workers, families, and kids through the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. 

We’re proud that what we’re delivering to our YMCA San Francisco community hasn’t changed — we just began delivering it in a different way in 2020.

The initial pop-up
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