Friday, March 13, 2009

Project Friday: Part of Balance

It's Friday.  It's going to be warm today.  Let's deviate from the main path.  I want to talk about some other projects I'm working on!

1. www.oldstonehouse.org  I volunteer for and sit on the board of the Franklin County Historical Society.  The Old Stone House was built in 1854 and we are currently working n getting grants to bring the building up to speed.  We are also pursuing an opportunity with a state agency who is giving away $75,000 worth of PR!   If you've got any ideas on fundraising, I'm very open to them.  Let me know!  

2. www.needalittleadvice.com  I own it, now what am I going to do with it?  It's been a running joke with my youngest brother and I.  We will call each other and say "need a little advice?" - and then proceed to give some!  

3. www.realfundraiser.com I'm becoming more and more involved with people who care.  It's a nice change and I'm learning so much!  Through my job I have an opportunity to help non-profits create an ongoing fundraiser.  Interested?  Take a look!

4. www.sobevent.com  I'm going and here's the exciting part -- I'm being sponsored by local businesses!  I figure it will take about $1,000 for the trip (admission and hotel).  Pat Palmer The Computer Guy and Judy from Townsend Winery are on the line so far.   I'll bring back a business plan for your company on how to utilize a blog and create revenue from it.  I won't be doing more than 4 businesses (at $250 each for sponsorship) - contact me if you are interested.  Let's talk! 

5. Writing a last wishes document with my folks.  This sounds sad, doesn't it?  I suppose it is a little.  But it is also very freeing - they don't have to worry that we won't do it right!  We don't have to worry we won't know what to do.  As executor, oldest daughter and smartest child (smile), I get to do these kind of things.  Yesterday we bought a lawnmower - but that's another story.....

the picture attached is of my mom and her best friend Pat ... one day I'll tell that story too.




4 comments:

Kathryn said...

You are really moving along with sooo many thing - that's so admirable Deb. Thanks for sharing this. I like the last wishes document. I imagine, in a way, that was a really nice time spent together.

Deb Brown said...

Thanks Kathryn,
Our last wishes document has become a process - it's made my folks think about what they really want -- and allowed me to hear so many more memories!

D McConnell said...

Are you doing anything with needalittleadvice.com? Cause I could use some. :) And thank you for my latest blog post idea.

Deb Brown said...

Ms. McConnell -
I'm going to be working as an armchair athlete for trainforhumanity.org I was thinking I could track my training and thoughts at needalittleadvice.com It might just end up being a project site! Thanks for the comment - now I'm off to read your blog!