Giving Thanks for Some Great People in My Life

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Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but I have so many people to thank this year that I want to get started now.

At the top of the list are all of you who read this blog and participate in Nonprofit Marketing Guide’s webinar series. You make it possible for me to live my life the way I want to live it, and in some ways, there is no greater gift than that. Thank you so much for your support, and for letting me know how much you value what I’m offering.

Thank you Katya Andresen and Nancy Schwartz for being two of the greatest cheerleaders, business partners, and blogging buddies a girl could have. Katya and Nancy have both provided wonderful words of encouragement and wisdom after listening to me blather on, referred great clients to me, and challenged me to think harder and more creatively about many of the marketing predicaments that nonprofits face.

I owe a huge thank you to Community IT Innovators, especially an old friend from my D.C. days, Scott Williams, and PHP wiz Phil Jones, who saved my veggie-bacon when another programmer suddenly quit on me in the middle of a client’s project, very close to a major deadline. Scott and CITI came through in a big way, on budget and on time. My thanks to Scott actually go back even further: He helped me realize just how much I enjoyed teaching communications workshops to nonprofits when he was running the Social Action & Leadership School for Activists in DC. Some of the original workshops I taught in that program have morphed into what I offer today.

About a year ago, I was matched with Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago through the Nonprofit Blog Exchange. We were supposed to blog about each other in some way. Well, Tutor/Mentor Connection followed through and I apparently spaced it. I recently found the email about it when searching for something else. Thank you, T/MC for not posting something mean about me when it became clear my Nonprofit Blog Exchange post was not forthcoming! (Sorry – better late than never?)

And finally, for this post anyway, thanks to all of you who participated in the tagline challenge for my HIV/AIDS prevention fundraiser (I’ll be sending an email to all of you soon) and to everyone who contributed. We raised $280 to pay for a free condom program in the rural county in NC where I live. I’ll be sending all of you an email soon too.

THANK YOU.

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