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My family picked for ACA ‘Green Paddlers of the Month’ honor

GreenPaddleMy two children, Mitchell and Carly, were featured in May as the American Canoe Association​‘s Green Paddlers of the Month for all of our efforts cleaning trash when we’re on waterways. Continue reading

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Grateful to HandsOn for ToolBank’s ‘Turning Tools Blue’ volunteer event

Turn Tools Blue

Volunteers with Richmond Community ToolBank, Oct. 18, 2014

I am on the board of directors for the Richmond Community ToolBank. We’ve been working for nearly three years to prepare the Richmond affiliate of ToolBank USA. Continue reading

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What kind of giver are you?

Are you a giver? What kind of giver are you?

I’m taking a master’s level class at Virginia Commonwealth University in fundraising for nonprofits and we are reading the textbook “Fundraising Principles and Practices” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). There is a chapter on major gift fundraising and the book mentions a study by Prince and File (1994) who developed “The Seven Faces of Philanthropy” framework, which segments wealthy donors into seven motivational types: Continue reading

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RIR Cares donates to Richmond ToolBank

RIR Cares

Dennis Bickmeier, President of RIR, was on hand at George Wythe High School to give out a big blue check to Richmond ToolBank board members

By submitting a grant proposal to RIR Cares, I was able to bring in a $3,000 donation to Richmond Community ToolBank (the big check is just for show, but we’ll put that on the wall at the new ToolBank facility). That was my first big donation secured, and I’m pretty fired up about it.

We posted this message to the Richmond Community ToolBank Facebook page:

Richmond Community ToolBank is very grateful to Richmond International Raceway for a $3,000 donation from RIR Cares during RIR’s Week of Giving! Dennis Bickmeier, President of RIR, was on hand at George Wythe High School today to give out a big blue check to Richmond ToolBank board members. At right is Duron Chavis of Rvafarms, who was instrumental in creating several student gardens at his alma mater, George Wythe H.S., using tools provided through partnerships with the Richmond ToolBank.

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