Monthly Archives: August 2009

Super Tuesday!

The start-up process involves significant anxiety about finances.  Every. Single. Day.  Occasionally, something good happens that provides us with some confidence moving forward.  Tuesday was, without doubt, the best day we have had in terms of our long-term financial strength.  As a small organization, it’s always important to notice the small victories.  Tuesday brought four […]

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Raising Funds and Raising Friends

As I continue discussing Reach around The District of Columbia, I have been given the opportunity to learn about all the exciting work going on in this city.  In the coming weeks, I hope to have the opportunity to meet with the Founder and Executive Director of A Wider Circle.  He started this organization, and […]

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Online Presence and Online Gifts

In an exciting step for Reach, Inc., we have officially been placed on Razoo, an online donation website.  Unlike other online donation platforms, Razoo does not take a cut from the donations made, so Reach gets every cent!  Now is the time to provide support to Reach, Inc.  It’s never been easier.  Every dollar – […]

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On a Learning Mission

First of all, the technical issues with the website should be fixed at this point.  I had to restart my computer, but it appears to be working correctly now.  We apologize to anyone who had any issues accessing information. We also thank Brian Hecker for his work updating the site’s content. Over the weekend, I […]

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Problems and Progress

First of all, some of you have mentioned some issues related to our website.  We are aware of them.  As far as I can tell, the site is working in Safari, but is experiencing some problems in Firefox.  I don’t know, at this point, about Internet Explorer.  We are working to resolve these issues as […]

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Press, Payments, and Porter!

This week is off to a great start as we received word today that our Guidestar listing has been approved.  We should be listed on the site in the next couple days.  For those of you that don’t know, Guidestar is a clearing house where you can find information on nonprofit organizations.  You can check […]

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Creating Partnerships

One of the interesting transitions we’re currently experiencing is the move from focusing on direct support to a focus on partnerships with corporations and foundations.  This week, I started reaching out to some business partners that might be interested in working with Reach, Inc.  First, I gave a proposal to Frank Hughes, owner of Ireland’s […]

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The Next Level

To do the actual work, the money is necessary.  Many nonprofit leaders complain about the amount of time they spend fundraising.  While I don’t mind the hours, it is legitimately shocking to realize how much of your time is spent chasing money.  Given our size, one way to address this is to begin seeking larger […]

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