Giving Tuesday 2013

Today is #GivingTuesday! I’m super excited that so many organizations will receive support today on this national day.

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Some Time Off

So, long time no see, right? I guess I first need to apologize for being neglectful. I think the post a day experiment last November killed my creativity for blog writing and then with the holidays and craziness at work, this site just took a back seat. But, I have missed you all! Continue reading

Happy Anniversary…to me!

Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. Probably the biggest event in my life, right up there with the birth of my twins. So, today’s post is again off topic (but y’all are on holiday anyway right? No one wants to work today!). So, here’s a few photos from that big day – when I was young and slightly foolish…and much skinnier! 🙂

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From Basement Kegger to Travel Channel Feature [Case Study]

Once upon a time in 2005, three roommates in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri held a party in their basement. They gathered a bunch of friends, served a lot of beer and most importantly had a theme – ugly Christmas sweaters! Their guests wore the tackiest, craziest sweaters they could find and for three annual parties these guys setup, drank up and cleaned up – a lot of hard work just for their friends. After their 2007 event, during the cleanup portion, these guys decided to put all their hard work to good use and changed the event into a fundraiser. Thus was born The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Continue reading

Wild Wednesday – My Events

Ok, I hereby give up. I’ve spent several hours trying to find interesting, fun, creative photos from recent events and I’m just not finding anything that makes me want to share it. So, instead you’re going to be a treated to a series of photos of me* at “my events”. From 2003 until now, I’ve been privileged to work with several different fundraising events – from a strictly back-end capacity to sitting on steering committees to being at the forefront of internal fundraising efforts.

* Fair warning: I am NOT photogenic. At all. But, I do have fun at these events, particular the ones where I work my butt off to make them successful, and hopefully these images portray that.

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Click any individual picture to open it on Flickr.com to see the event name and additional details.

Oh, and in case you want this to tie into social media use, please notice my use of Flickr.com account to store my photos and share as a slide show. Plus many of these photos were shared via Facebook, Twitter, and various websites at the time they were taken. See, it’s really not all about me; sometimes, I teach by example rather than step-by-step directions. 🙂