When I heard someone say this about me, I immediately said, nooooo, that's not me, I am not Bill Gates. But when they went on to explain what they meant, I had to take a further look. If philanthropy is defined as an altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, (yup, that's me); and an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages many enterprises (well that's me too), perhaps I really am a philanthropreneur. Ha, yet another new title emerges . . . let's add that to Head Diva, Auctiontainer and Keynoter!
The fall fundraising season is well underway, and things are going swimmingly. We have added two new team members to our roster and both are international championship auctioneers, Ms. Shannon Mays and Ms. Emily Wears. We are so excited to have them on board and can't wait to see them in November for events here in Denver! I'm heading back to California for more fundraising in a few weeks, but will be back at it, here in Denver for the entire month of November, YAY!
We've got a couple of new ventures launching that we are extremely excited about. The first is that we've rebranded the public speaking part of our practice to Shelly St John INSPIRES where meeting planners, conference professionals, association managers, corporate training organizers and the like can get a snapshot of our keynote and training message Audience = Performance + Stage.
The other aspect of this new brand is to help others develop, write, and rehearse their next "Performance of a Lifetime" through online and private performance coaching. This site is live and we have 5-Week online performance coaching classes beginning on October 22nd, and November 20th.
For the "final philanthropreneur act" of 2018, we are launching Donate and GO Travel next week. This website will be host to some amazing travel packages like 7 Nights in Tuscany for 6 or 12 Guests, 5 Nights in Iceland for 4 Guests along with some very exclusive Italy experiences for 2, like Ferrari, Lake Como and The Amalfi Coast.
What makes these travel packages "Donate and GO" is that for every package purchased, we will donate $500 in the buyers name, to their favorite 501(c)3!
What a great Hanukkah or Christmas gift this would make . . . just saying!
Coming soon at www.donateandgotravel.com
So my friends and country(wo)men, am I a philanthropreneur? Leave me a message and let me know what you think!