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Amber Smith

Amber Smith
Founder of Activate Good, North Carolina State MPA, Wethos writer, #volunteer, #nonprofit ninja, geek, idealist, lover of art, music, kung fu, heroic tales, cats, and dogs.
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Amp Up Your Giving Season Results

Posted by Amber Smith on Sep 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

The best fundraisers are authentic friends. They genuinely care about the wellbeing of their donors, understand their needs and what drives them and, when it’s time to “make the ask”, aren’t trying to pitch or sell. Rather, they are giving their donors a gift -- the gift of an opportunity to find meaning, purpose, and connection.

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Topics: Get Started, Tips/Tricks, Freelance projects, wethos teams, Insider, Freelance, Freelancing

Why Not A Freelancer? 4-Step Nonprofit Guide for Starting with Freelance Teams

Posted by Amber Smith on Aug 22, 2018 3:27:44 PM

Nearly 15 years ago, I helped launch a nonprofit organization with zero dollars in our bank account and a handful of volunteers. Since then, we’ve learned and grown (and laughed, and cried), overcoming roadblocks in funding and marketing and volunteer management and more. We owe our growth and triumph over those challenges to a number of factors, but the most important one is, of course, the people we’ve worked with. Throughout my work, our organization has had a need for a variety of types of talent. We work with volunteers, employ hourly and salaried staff, and hire contractors and freelancers. From the freelance world, I’ve worked with freelance graphic designers, board development consultants, and web developers, each offering a degree of flexibility, the agility that only working for one’s self can bring, and great results.

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Topics: Freelance projects, Freelance, Get Started, Tips/Tricks

 

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