This guest post comes to us from KinderMourn, a local organization that's been bringing hope to grieving families for 35 years. This is a perfect time to get involved with this unique organization. Find out how below!
“...there is something truly special seeing all those yellow ducks floating through the water….Thank you to all who donated to ensure no family is ever turned away. And thank you to all who came out in support of the Duck Race. Losing a child is unexplainable. KinderMourn gives you a piece of hope, healing and comfort. They are forever part of my family.”
Last week we featured a guest post from Chris Timmons with Theatre Charlotte about ways to get involved as a part of their production crew. This week, it's all about working directly with the audience and being in the spotlight!
We're excited to introduce our intern, Arika Zimmerman! She's joining us from Queens University, where she's a senior working on a double major, playing lacrosse, AND helping us out for a few months with marketing projects. We think she's interesting, talented, and fun. We got her to slow down enough to answer a few questions so you could get to know her too!
What's your major?
Communications and Spanish double major!
Any childhood nicknames you'd like to share?
My family called my 'chubs' until I was about 8 because I had the chubbiest face when I was a baby.
You don't have to be an actor to volunteer with Theatre Charlotte! Over the next two weeks we'll be featuring a guest post from Chris Timmons, Associate Artistic Director, highlighting some of the cool stuff you can do without ever getting on the stage!
Our Non-Profit partners rock when it comes to thanking volunteers. They know it's not just the right thing to do, it's important that volunteers and supporters understand how key they are to the overall mission.
But it's always good to have a little science to back you up! This article featured in Stanford Business School's Center for Social Innovation reports that "gratitude motivates prosocial behavior." Meaning if our volunteers feel thanked, they are more inclined to volunteer with us again.
So next time you're thanking volunteers, you'll know it's both an art and a science. And while we're at it - to our Neighbors and Non-Profit partners: thank you!
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!