Just when you thought we were going to be on our old site forever and never march into the 21st century, here we are. This site is at least 2 years in the making and, while the new look is impressive, we have also implemented a better way to manage our events and data, improved our personal campaign pages (with thermometers to show how much you have raised!) and improved credit card processing capabilities.
I could sit here all day and tell you about it, but I will let the site speak for itself. Take a look around and enjoy!
The following was composed by three TB4CF Board members as a tribute to our retiring professor. Honey Nashman is the founder and outgoing director of The Human Services Program at The George Washington University, where Buzzing for Change was founded.
Last night I was at a Sixers game with the Drexel program. They had made up shirts for the game that said "catch the buzz." One of the guys who was taking those photos that you can buy came by and asked "How do you catch the buzz?" While the incident was funny, it was one of those you needed to be there type of moments, but it did get me thinking...
Since our inception, we have looked for out of the box ways to promote our events. Whether that was purchasing large afro wigs at GW or shaving the Dean of Students' head at a Drexel basketball game, we strive to find creative ways to promote our events.
In the past few years we have been very fortunate to be able to form some amazing partnerships and are starting to see our campuses take initiative with this as well. For instance, our program at GW this past year formed alliances with both College Boxes and NIH Federal Credit Union that helped them increase their fundraising for Special Love. Our new program at Pitt has some exciting things in the works for this year.
Six years ago, on September 14th, 2003, Buzzing for Change held its first program. After that day many doubted if the successes we saw could be replicated. Six years and ten events later I think we can answer that doubt with a resounding "yes we can."
After reading this post (and the one related to it) I was inspired. Not really by what was said (well, not for Buzzing for Change purposes) but for the sentiment where Alex says "Dare to be great. Together."
This really resonated with me and what Buzzing for Change stands for. We stand for helping children living with cancer. We stand for developing student leaders. We stand for helping people find their own inspiration in what we do. We stand for building communities of world-changers. But, most importantly we stand for doing it TOGETHER.
The new school year is about to begin for most of our programs, and TB4CF has gotten geared up as well. We are in the final stages of developing our three year strategic plan, we finally finished our year end accounting (and raised nearly $30,000 for children living with cancer), recruited new people for our team and spent significant time revising and updating our program manual. In the spirit of starting the year off right, we wanted to share the letter to our programs' that is in the beginning of this year's Program Manual:
Many of you may have been wondering where we've been all summer. Let us first apologize that this post did not come earlier in the summer. For those of you that are in college, work for an educational institution or remember back when you went to college - the summer is down time.