A letter from our CEO, Wendy Lipton-Dibner,
M.A.TO: Non-Profit Leaders and Volunteers
RE: Raising Funds and Awareness
Dear Leaders and Volunteers,
I have been involved with non-profit organizations since
I was in high school. I've served in just about every capacity,
from volunteer to president and there are a few things they
all had in common -
- There was never enough money to do everything we wanted
to get done.
- No matter how many volunteers we had, we always needed
- We didn't have enough resources to provide adequate
training and support for the volunteers who served with
- We didn't thank our donors enough - and when we did
thank them we always had our hands out for more.
- There was always someone out there who thought they
could do it better - and who was more than happy to tell
- No matter what - we kept coming back for more. Because
more than anything else, we believed and we weren't going
to give up.
It's been a great sadness in my life that I've had less
involvement in the non-profit world than I would have liked.
I used to tell myself that my never-enough donations of
time and money were like Loren Eiseley's Star Thrower -
what little I did was better than nothing.
Finally, I decided it was time to do something that would
allow me to make the kind of difference that I want to make.
I invested in some training and learned how I could help
non-profit organizations to raise funds and awareness by
using my proprietary content as the bridge between them
and my corporate sponsors.
The process allows me to make it easy for my non-profit
and corporate partners as we work together to make sure
that everyone's goals are met with integrity.
Towards this end, I have committed to use my new book,
Shatter Your Speed Limits, along with associated live events,
as vehicles to help my non-profit partners do more of what
they do so well while, at the same time, helping my corporate
partners to increase their own visibility, make a meaningful
contribution to the world and better serve their customers.
I'm really excited about this.
If you'd like to have a conversation to discuss how we
might partner together to achieve your goals this year,
please let me know. Obviously, we can't possible serve every
non-profit, so we are asking all interested non-profit organizations
to complete a brief questionnaire so we better understand
your needs (please see below). We'll get back to you with
a response shortly.
Thank you for everything you do. I look forward to learning
more about how we might help you shatter your speed limits
this year and make a bigger difference.
In friendship and respect,