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The returns are great

The following is an article I penned for a long time favorite blogger and supporter, Diana Schwenk. We have been following each others blogs now for over 2 years. She’s in my Top 5 Commenters list!

Diana does a lot of work for charities and fundraisers. She spent a large part of last year helping out flooding victims in and around her area in Calgary. So when she asked me if I would like to share my experiences in ‘giving back’ I jumped at the chance.

OK, it took almost a week , to write it but by my latest post drought that is practically overnight!

Her network reaches far and wide. She wrote me the day after she posted my article to tell me it had been picked up and shared by a major online charitable newsletter. I was thrilled!
You can checkout some of the good things Diana does on this charitable site or check her out where I frequently find her, http://talktodiana.wordpress.com/. Thanks everyone! And thanks to you Diana for the opportunity. How’s the weather now?

The Other Bottom Line

I met Andy months ago in the blogosphere, and the more I got to know him, the greater my respect for him and his involvement in his community grew. I was delighted when Andy agreed to provide a guest post for The Other Bottom Line. Andy’s story illustrates so well the importance of building authentic relationships with the people who support your organization. Please see his story, in his own words, below.

A few years ago I ran a 5K race on a hot and sunny Saturday morning. The scene was picturesque, at a park bordering a local river.

100_0782It was a nice day. The race was for a good cause. There was a very tasty after race party including some southern grits and red velvet cake.

100_0786It was a fun, casual run with very little competitive aspects to it…

100_0778And so I wondered, ‘Why not a larger turnout for this event?’


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10 thoughts on “The returns are great

  1. Thanks D’Anna. I just kinda fell into it without any planning to help out. but it feels nice to lend a hand with something you feel knowledgeable about and can help others at the same time. Thanks for dropping by D’Anna! Have a great weekend!

  2. Congrats on your charitable work and being published in the newsletter!

  3. That sound great BBB! Sounds like they still haven’t bounced back from the tragedy? Good luck! It sounds like a great cause.

  4. Thanks Terry! Great hearing from you!

  5. The timing of your article couldn’t be better, Andy! I’m actually meeting with someone tomorrow to plan a trip down to Haiti in conjunction with cpr-3.com. Their senior director of operations went to college with me and has been helping me coordinate a trip down there to see how I can help. Can’t wait to see what comes of it. Have a great evening!


  6. Great work Andy! Congratulations!

  7. Oh I am honored for being asked Diana! Thanks so much! I wish lots more success in your philanthropic endeavors. You are an inspiration!

  8. Oh SSM, I know you are a great giver too. You seem to give of yourself in many many ways. Funny how our lives travel in similar dimensions! Thanks for stopping by our home in 3D! Have a great weekend…

  9. This is indeed inspiring! The returns of giving back are indeed great. Makes me want to find a new ways to give. Kudos to Ms. Diana and to you, Mr. 3D, for your wonderful work.

  10. Thanks again for writing this guest post Andy – I’m honoured and humbled. I know it will inspire others to become involved with the causes that are important to them.
    Diana xo

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