Jeanne Allen Helps Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Focus Their Future

Pro Hero, Jeanne Allen, otherwise known as “Jumping Jive Jeanne,” is volunteering her strategic super-skills to help Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem with Board Development. About Pro Hero, Jeanne Allen With over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Jeanne has taken on a variety of management and staff positions including Instructor/Manager in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, Independent Consultant with nonprofits, and Management Consultant/Trainer at Girl Scouts USA National Headquarters in New York City. Jeanne’s credentials don’t stop there. She’s worked with organizations covering a wide variety of causes, including environmental, youth development, health issues, advocacy, racial equity and domestic violence. Jeanne is a newswire contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly, and serves on the Editorial Board for Change, the journal for NTEN nonprofit leaders, and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. Giving Back to Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Jeanne knows the power of board strategy can take an organization to the next level, and used her myriad of skills to help local children in need through Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem: The Friends of Wake Guardian Ad Litem is a committed group that was having challenges moving forward with their ideas. At the board retreat, I facilitated their discussion which helped them accomplish critical decision making and focus their future. They left quite happy with their accomplishments. Providing Children with Enrichment Opportunities The mission of Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem is to enhance the lives of at-risk children and their caregivers through programs which support their physical, educational and emotional wellbeing. The mission also involves providing support for the...

Katie Collins Boosts Fundraising Efforts for Note in the Pocket

Professional Fundraiser Katie Collins is using her skills to give Note in the Pocket a fund development boost. Katie has earned her nickname as “The Ultimate Fundraiser” through her many years of experience working the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Fidelity Charitable. About Katie Collins A recent transplant from Boston to Raleigh, Katie likes trying out new restaurants around the area in her free time, considering herself a ‘true foodie’. She also loves helping out the community, and knew volunteering with Note in the Pocket would be a good fit for her right from the start. Working with Note in the Pocket has been a tremendous opportunity for me. The staff and volunteers are an inspiration. As a professional with fundraising experience, I welcomed the chance to work with Note in the Pocket to help them augment their existing support from donors to build a solid foundation for additional fundraising efforts. After learning about Note in the Pocket’s important mission and work, as a mom, a resident of Wake County and a nonprofit professional, I felt a strong commitment to volunteering my time to help them in any way that I can. About Note in the Pocket Note in the Pocket provides clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. The organization believes that no child should suffer in their educational and social development because they lack sufficient appropriate clothes for school. Through varied community partnerships, Note in the Pocket clothes children with dignity and love. The organization started with one family that saw a need in the community and took it upon themselves to provide coats free of charge for children who were impoverished....