We have received several stories from Princeton Community Works participants this year. Thank you for sharing with us.
Here’s what they have to say:
Thank you from HomeWorks Trenton!
Community Works 2019 was an incredible event. The workshops gave our team actionable advice and insight in board administration, success measures, grant writing, strategic planning etc. that has helped us better run our non-profit. Most importantly, it gave us an opportunity to meet and connect with so many incredible people doing amazing work. Thank you Community Works!
NA’AMAT USA shares their volunteers
Hi I’ve attended the Princeton Community Works for a number of years. My friend Jan who also volunteers for the Rotary Club invited me to participate in the workshop. I’ve had learned amazing things at the various workshops I’ve attended. Unfortunately I cannot attend the Friday planning meetings but I’ve volunteered for the sign in registration at the workshops and have met some very nice people who attended the workshops. It is my pleasure to volunteer on behalf of NA’AMAT USA with the sign in for this wonderful informative workshop and will continue to do so in the future. Ange
Local Nonprofit Wants to Raise More Money
I met a workshop participant who is a senior executive with a major financial services company. She is also a newly minted board member for a non-profit in the Princeton area. She and her colleagues are eager to explore additional ways to raise money for their mission, and they have asked me to meet with them. Princeton Works is great for networking! John Carney, CEO Consult Carney, LLC
PCW Celebrates 20 Years of Positivity in the Community
In this modern era sometimes seemingly saturated in social media tension and strife, Princeton Community Works is a welcome respite of education, collaboration, and inspiration on a wintry January evening. The timing of the annual conference is ideal for gathering to share ideas and concepts, make new connections and fraternize with familiar faces too. A theme is selected each year and a related clever ice breaker encourages the arriving attendees to mingle as they gather in the main space. The energy is palpable in anticipation of the esteemed guest speaker. The theme this year of “Pull Together and Move Forward” offered conversation prompts attached to water bottles and a special gift packet of Cross Introduction technique tips. The 2019 conference was the 20th celebration of volunteerism created by Princeton powerhouse and Rotarian Marge Smith. She adamantly proclaimed that the 20th year anniversary was “nothing special” because the volunteers, workshop presenters and speakers strive to make EVERY year a fabulous and productive affair. And they do. The addition of a backdrop banner and animated photographer at the entrance was extremely entertaining and heightened the mood even more. The variety of workshops offered spans everything from fundraising to metrics, legal matters and volunteer management. Experts in every field return each year as workshop presenters to share their experience and wisdom in an intimate setting. Priceless. PCW instills a sense of excitement and energy as the new year gets underway. Smiles are bright as people head out for the night, armed with ideas and business cards to formulate a positive plan moving forward and a renewed sense of purpose. Nicole Smith, NJ Chapter Leader Volunteer Room to Read www.roomtoread.org
If you would like to add your story to these, please visit this page: http://www.princetoncommunityworks.org/2019/02/18/share-your-stories/
Thank you for all you do! Keep the positivity going!