Why Engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling


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Why engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling.

And why you should care.

Have you ever tried asking a stranger for money? Even if it was for a good cause, you probably wouldn’t have had much success. The truth is, very few people (or institutions, for that matter) are willing to open their wallets for someone with whom they don’t already have some sort of positive relationship. But that’s exactly what many nonprofit organizations try to get them to do. Needless to say, they don’t often succeed. Because before you can successfully raise more money, increase volunteer support or improve service and program delivery, you need to focus on engagement.

If you think of engagement as a warm, fuzzy feeling that just sort of happens, you may be in for a surprise.

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About Timothy R. Barre

I hold an Associates degree in Marketing, Management & Retailing which I received through Champlain College, Burlington, VT in 1983 I am currently a Purchase and Mailroom Manager with a Local Vermont Bank. I am volunteering with the Green Mountain United Way on their Funding Resources Committee and Marketing Committee. I am actively involved with the annual NESCON conference (New England Supply Chain Conference & Educational Exhibition) for the past 9 years. For the last 3 I have been the Chair of the Exhibitor Committee. I am also involved with the Annual Worksite Wellness Conference through the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the past 2 years and am the Chair of the exhibitor and sponsor committee. I am also a registered member of ISM-VT (Institute of Supply Management - Vermont Chapter). I am also a regular blood donor.
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