Dear Industry Colleagues and Friends,
This past month has presented me with a few incredible opportunities to resume some semblance of “normal” as far as societal engagement and interaction with actual 3D people – other than those in my “bubble.” It has been eye-opening, a little exhausting if I’m being completely honest, and mostly amazing.
I have also discovered that I am a bit out of practice “being” in society. Even for us extroverts or social introverts, socializing is apparently an endurance event and, Friends, I am out of shape. I thought I’d share a few tips for re-entering society in the hopes of better preparing you for your first professional outing in this latest phase of our lives. (Or at minimum, provide some mild amusement.)
Next time we are together, I can share a few other verbal tips with context (undocumented so there is plausible deniability,) unless I get a better handle on #4 between now and then.
I know as we re-enter society together, we will show one another grace and kindness as the people of this industry are known for. I genuinely cannot wait to see you, collaborate in person, and enjoy your company when we are comfortable and able to do so. And then I will go home and take a nap until I am back to my pre-COVID state.
Meg brings more than 15 years of direct marketing, fundraising campaign and production management experience to the Production Solutions team. As a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Meg has a strong track record in strategic creation and implementation of direct marketing campaigns for a variety of nonprofit organizations and sectors. She has managed creative strategy, copy, design, list and data selection/optimization processes, and utilizes campaign results to execute a variety of different testing strategies. Her experience working directly with clients, and her CFRE accreditation enable Meg to understand a broader scope of philanthropic fundraising, including relationship building, ethics, accountability and long-term sustainability. Prior to joining the nonprofit fundraising industry, Meg oversaw sales promotion and marketing for Nordstrom. She made the transition led by her desire to work with clients’ strategic planning and fundraising for critical causes. Meg is an educator, industry leader, speaker, active member of the ANA (formerly DMA), AFP, TNPA, and current Board Member for the DMAW.