Today we celebrate Philanthropy Day with the 2012 Jaggers Communications’ community partner, Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In a little while, I’ll be heading over to the Omni to hear keynote speaker Bob Sweeney tell us about the changing face of philanthropy, and to visit with many nonprofit and local business leaders.
As an individual, I was raised by parents to give back to my community. We always volunteered as a family, with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, with the American Diabetes Association, United Way, our church and other opportunities as they arose. We also contributed donations when we could, and I distinctly recall as a little kid hosting a backyard carnival to raise money for Ronald McDonald House.
As a business person, I was “raised” by other business people who also believe in giving back. We devote “time, talent and dollars” to community partners every year. When I opened Jaggers Communications in January of 2011, I was determined to continue that commitment and so, each year, we select one or two community partners to support in the coming year.
We’re interested in learning about YOUR nonprofit — your mission, your challenges and your communications goals for 2013. Please e-mail me directly at mjaggers at jaggerscommunications.com if you have a specific campaign, project or communications need we can support next year. We’ll be reviewing requests for support from now till the end of the year, and will announce our nonprofit community partners in January.