It’s here. The end of our semester-long campaign is upon us. 6+ Solutions recently met to discuss the order of our campaigns book. It’s almost tangible now. This daunting task (the campaign) was eaten like an elephant (one bite at a time). Soon, GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship, Playmakers and four other local nonprofits will each be given a book filled with research, communication plans, collateral and business suggestions. What they will do with this worthwhile information is beyond me. However, I truly hope they take the suggestions and hard work each group has accumulated into account once we graduate.
Monday, April 23, 2012 was the third and final fundraising dinner put on for GaitWay by 6+ Solutions. The dinner was held at Mestizo, a Louisiana-Mexican restaurant. The owner of Mestizo offered 10 percent to any patron who let their server know they were with GaitWay. The restaurant was surprisingly busy when my roommate and I went to eat, so hopefully a significant amount of money was raised for GaitWay.
I am proud of the work 6+ Solutions has created over the past few months. Our team is made up of talented, intelligent and enthusiastic students. Collectively, we’ve hit a few pot holes along the way, but through communication, we’ve been able to make amazing accomplishments.
Before this class began, I took a chance by signing up for the section of MC 4005 that had an unlisted staff member. Ask any college student and they’ll tell you that an unlisted staff member is risky. But as my Finance professor says, the bigger the risk, the bigger the potential reward. I am sincerely grateful for having Dr. Jensen Moore as a professor. Unlike some of the faculty I’ve encountered, Dr. Moore has been accessible to students who have questions and she responds to emails remarkably quick. She has been supportive of 6+ Solutions, especially when we ran into rough patches in the campaign process.
What will become of this blog? As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ve actually begun to enjoy using Twitter. Similarly, I’ve learned I enjoy blogging. (Thank you for making it a part of our grade, Dr. Moore). After graduation, I’d love to have the opportunity to blog for a company or nonprofit organization. I’ve also thought about creating a personal blog that is not focused solely on my experiences with public relations.