Monthly Archives: July 2009

Diving Right In.

One of the interesting results of getting our 501(c)(3) so far ahead of schedule was the fact that we had been spending time figuring out methods to fundraise without our tax-exempt status.  We had done little preparation for approaching foundations and corporate sponsors as we thought those meetings to be months away.  However, due to […]

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Building for the Future

It’s time now for Reach, Inc. to begin building on the momentum of our new 501(c)(3) status.  In doing so, we will be able to pursue many more funding opportunities as we move forward.  In another exciting first, we received our first multi-year gift from Tom Brown of Gibbons Law.  He provided us with a […]

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Game On!

First things first: as I’ve mentioned before, we weren’t expecting to hear about our 501(c)(3) status until mid-August at the earliest.  Well, we received our determination letter, and Reach is now a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) organization.  It was quite a surprise to get the letter so quickly.  This means that all donations made, both in the […]

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That Was Fast!

For several weeks, we’ve been moving slowly towards $10,000 in donations.  Due to the generosity of some fantastic new donors, we barely even got to enjoy the moment.  Not only have we moved beyond $10,000 in donations, but we surpassed $11,000 as well! In addition to continued fundraising, we have a full week ahead: I’ll […]

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So Much To Learn

I have to admit, I still haven’t totally come down from the high associated with scoring a meeting with Kevin McDonald of TROSA.  Kevin is a professional hero of mine, and his approach to redefining the helping relationship inspires much of what we aspire to do at Reach, Inc.  In other exciting news, I recently […]

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Excitement!

I’m very excited to let people know that, on September 4th, I will have the opportunity to meet with Kevin McDonald, Founder and President of TROSA, a substance abuse recovery program in Durham, NC.  TROSA’s work is the inspiration for Reach, Inc., and I look forward to the conversation with such an accomplished entrepreneur.

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Watching the mail…

Waiting for the 501(c)(3) determination letter is kind of like waiting for decisions regarding one’s college applications.  Though it seems to take forever, it will likely be all right in the end.  Except there’s always that one case – the kid who didn’t get in anywhere – that makes you nervous.  Reach, Inc. applied for […]

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Peaks and Valleys

In this start-up phase, I imagine that I will learn a lot about my personal strengths and weaknesses.  Important lesson learned this week: I am not an accountant.  I spent most of Tuesday in a fight with QuickBooks, then spent Wednesday figuring out how my bank could do a better job for less money.  In […]

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In the beginning…

In the past couple weeks, many people have asked how things are going. It seemed necessary to come up with some way to keep people informed about the progress Reach, Inc. is making. I plan to use this space to do that. Welcome! We hope you check back often. Reach, Inc. officially began launch efforts […]

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