Sunday, November 09, 2008

Just Give

This article in the Boston Globe magazine was a timely read for me this morning as I consider the start of my new job tomorrow. Going back to work was no small decision for me. One of my major motivators was a sense of longing to do something for those in need. The position I chose (and which I'm proud to say, chose me) is one where I can put my marketing skills and experience to work as the Marketing Manager for a children's rehabilitation hospital in Boston. At first I wasn't sure how someone trained and practiced in the art of enticing buyers to open their wallets could turn those skills into something philanthropic. But one walk through the neonatal ward, and I knew that my efforts to help run fundraising events and make the hospital better known in the community could really benefit this place working hard to deliver life altering, quality care to those who so desperately need it.

With all the political chatter lately, I can't help but hear our President Elect's Kennedy-esque call to serve our communities and give back. With politics aside, I say, count me in.

5 comments:

Rick said...

Congrats on your new job Deanna. Having the opportunity to help others is an amazing experience and one that I know you'll enjoy tremendously. Keep us informed!!

Aunt Sarah said...

So proud of you, and can't wait to see how great you do! I'm your biggest fan!

Anonymous said...

The dutch clan can only say. "You go girl!" Good luck tomorrow.

Michelle said...

congratulations. I know I have been using my skills to help raise funds for worthy programs and it truly is rewarding. The fundraiser I just finisher working on for the Jeremiah Program (www.jeremiahprogram.org) raised over $400,000 in one night!

The biggest thing I have found is that most people are just waiting to be asked....sometimes in a new and creative way, but just to be asked. You just have to get used to people saying "No" and not taking it personally. Then you learn how to change "no"s into...maybes...volunteering, etc. Once you get them to volunteer, their hooked!

Good luck!

Rifle Scott said...

great work! easyessay

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