Rich Rumsey,VP, Development and Communications at Project HOPE said (paraphrasing), “Katrina, I’d like you to come to a 3-day retreat with the other vendor-partners my organization uses. These partners, along with my staff, will represent every person who touches any sort of individual giving at Project HOPE.”
WHAT?! Does this mean I will be breaking bread with (gasp!) DIRECT RESPONSE people?! Major gift grabbers? Corporate relations radicals? Cats and dogs living together?! My peer-to-peer heart grew weak.
Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked to make quality and sustainable health care available for people around the globe, working in more than 120 countries. Now Rich wanted us to work together to, as he said, “make all boats rise,” AND, it turns out, he wanted us to make s’mores together too!
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