Training for Good was launched last September due to my interest in assisting other nonprofit organizations. I wanted to share what I had learned during my time in the nonprofit arena as well my prior experience in the corporate sector. I also thought I'd try my hand at writing so I looked to share lessons learned while working in the field - the result is my blog "Basic Training." Thanks to so many of you for reading my weekly, monthly, and occasional thoughts and providing feedback.
But a funny thing happened while all this was going on. I was offered (and accepted) a job with the National Psoriasis Foundation as the Cycling and Endurance Events Coordinator. This was a chance to continue a path that started when I did my first endurance event, a half-marathon, almost nine years ago. Since then, I've had the good fortune of working with participant fundraisers who have combined the joy of conquering a big goal such as a marathon or cycling event with fundraising in support of vital causes. I love being a part of these peer-to-peer fundraising events and helping volunteers be successful in their endeavors.
As I've been chronicling over the past few months, the launch of this first cycling event was an amazing experience. Going forward, I'll be focusing more specifically on helping others looking to start or grow their peer-to-peer endurance events. At the same time, I've recently partnered with the National Executive Service Corp (NESC). The NESC, a nonprofit themselves, engages volunteer consultants who are highly experienced senior executives committed to giving back by bringing their skills and experience to nonprofits. Through this partnership, we'll be able to help charities in areas such as board development, strategic planning, financial management and several others. For more info on NESC, go to www.nesc.org.
I'm excited about this next chapter in the life of Training for Good and can't wait to see what this next year brings.
And thanks again for all the nice birthday wishes!