Month: May 2011

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Quick Tip: Recruiting Committees & Boards

The antecedent to creating a productive committee or board is nearly identical as you create the ask list with ONE SIMPLE QUESTION TO ANSWER. “How will their influence and work ethic contribute to the good of our organization?” Read that one again… the good of OUR organization. Continue to say it over & over “OUR ORGANIZATION”...

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Team Liam Raises $25k+ for CF Research

The overcast morning held the mist over the crowd as they sauntered through Powerhouse Park in Del Mar, California on a Sunday morning. Team Liam gathered at 8am congratulating each other on the fantastic fundraising toward the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Supporters from around the county descended on the beach for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, San...

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is… with Drew Brees & Friends

Friday, May 20th, 2010 NFL MVP Drew Brees, his celebrity friends and many more will ante up $500 to raise money at the Celebrity Poker Championships. Players will participate in a No Limit Texas Holdem’ to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter through the Drew Brees Foundation. Come enjoy an exciting (not...

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A Super Star Gala Pulling on Your Heart Strings

Well, I don’t know whether to be excited or depressed this morning.  Excited that a non-profit actually had a successful and inspiring special event over the weekend or depressed that I may finally have to drop my apathetic attitude towards them.  I’m so accustomed to my irreverent and judgmental attitudes on non-profit special events come...

Oiam Hearne, Cystic Fibrosis
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When Life Gives You Lemons…

For 19 years, Liam Hearne has struggled with nearly EVERY breath. Liam has Cystic Fibrosis. This young man is seriously one of the nicest and most pleasant individuals I have ever met. He truly has a lesson to share with the rest us. Liam’s words… “If life gives you lemons, make a lemon pie and...

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Why Abusing Your Volunteers Is So Stupid

Sadly, I must take time out of my busy schedule (from lounging on the beach) this Monday morning to open up a discussion about appreciation and reverence for the unpaid volunteers who so generously and selflessly donate their time to further your cause.  I’m shocked and saddened that this is even a conversation we have...