Volunteer Engagement

Good Advice Over Coffee Prize Drawing and First Topic Announcement

We announced last week that we are launching Good Advice Over Coffee (a monthly one-hour small group gathering of community cause champions) and asked you to rank your choice of discussion topics and reserve your seat. THANK YOU to all who responded! We now have a full house for our first one next Thursday, April 11th, 8AM-9AM at Common Desk in Fort Worth, but we have started a waiting list, so simply reply to this email or email Scott Smith to add your name.

Which of These Topics Interest You Most?

As part of our 25th year anniversary, we are launching Good Advice Over Coffee, an opportunity for a small group of like-minded cause champions to gather over a cup of coffee once a month to discuss topics that are key to our work together to advance community causes. We'll discuss matters that are in Project Partners' areas of expertise but we recognize that we'll learn as much from the conversation as anyone. We can't wait!

Follow up. Follow up. Follow up.

I can vividly recall my American Heart Association fundraising and volunteer engagement training in the late 1980's. Teams of AHA staff were in small groups discussing the important steps to success. The assigned "reporter" from one of the groups used an entire flip chart page to write "Follow up! Follow up! Follow up!" and he used a red marker to add emphasis. The primary point: As one engages donors, sponsors, and volunteers, follow up will be an absolute necessity. I learned this to be true during my American Heart Association career and beyond.