Photo Blogging Challenge – The Notebook

The June photo blogging challenge was “The Notebook

I actually like keeping hand written notes and pre-pandemic I kept a paper day planner in my purse.

I find the act of writing notes helps me to retain information better than if I typed them.

I use this notebook for Quincy related notes – City Council, Quincy for Transformative Change, and other meetings

Quincy, MA is gearing up to celebrating the 400th anniversary of our founding: 2025

Notes for studying for my CFRE test on 7/25 – Certified Fundraising Executive

I mentioned in the May photo blogging challenge that I’m pursuing the Certified Fundraising Executive credential and I have a test date that’s coming up fast – July 25th!

On top of the notebook are mints from 2 fundraising consulting firms that they gave out at fundraising conferences I’ve attended.

Nonprofit professionals love useful SWAG!

Now I’m done with literal and moving on to what I’m using my notebooks for notes on in the next few photos.

This book was written by my friend John Haydon – published posthumously

It took me a while to get through John Haydon’s book because his death was too recent and I couldn’t read without hearing his voice.

I’m glad I powered through! Lots of great stuff to advance fundraising by actually practicing donor centered fundraising rather than it just being a buzzword.

How to form a nonprofit corporation

After my CFRE test, my next priority is getting nonprofit status for a Disability Rights group I’m on the board of

Quote in Zen of Fundraising

My favorite books on fundraising use humor to help communicate their points.

So those are my five photos for the challenge. Looking forward to seeing what others came up with!

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Quincy Chalk for Justice

On July 3rd there was a beautiful event called “Chalk for Justice” in support of Black Lives Matter.

I was proud to attend with my husband and daughter!

Here are some of our photos

My daughter and husband are on the left
Black Lives Matter
That’s my daughter on the drawing she worked on with Dad “Equity Justice”
Quincy 4 Justice
End racism now
No Justice No Peace
Listen to students of color (2 Instagram accounts have been sharing student of color experiences at Quincy high schools)
Say their names
The city barricaded the statutes on city hall plaza – I don’t understand the fear of kids and chalk
This photo is of my friend K – wearing the backpack

I’m happy we could participate but it’s disappointing that the city decided to have 50 cops present for a hundred people, mostly kids, drawing with chalk!

Here’s a Patriot Ledger article on the event: ‘Chalk for Justice’: Quincy groups protest racism through sidewalk art