Author: Elizabeth Smith

As Project Coordinator, Elizabeth provides administrative support for firm projects and tasks associated with client services, non-client tasks, and professional activities. Elizabeth graduated in 2013 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. Her undergraduate studies concentrated on managing the communication between an individual or organization with its publics.

Networking: What Can It Do For You?

  Whenever I tell people from outside of Atlanta that I was born and raised here, they usually have some comment on either how big the city is or how bad the traffic is. My response is usually, “No, it’s really not, and my commute to work is less than a mile.” I am often… Read more »

Engaging In Social Media Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, WordPress, YouTube, Tumblr… the list goes on. Social media is taking over the internet and how we communicate with one another.  If your organization doesn’t have a social media presence you might as well live in the Stone Age. But what does your social media platform do for your giving? It… Read more »

Young Alumni Giving

  A few months ago I attended my five year high school reunion and a few weeks after that I got my first solicitation to the alumni fund call. I was shocked to think back and realize this was the first time my high school was soliciting me for a gift of any kind. And… Read more »

A Simple Thank You

  I recently started volunteering at an organization in Atlanta in order to get involved in the community. It wasn’t until I had a horrible experience with their volunteer services that I thought about discontinuing my giving to the organization. From the mismanagement of the volunteers to the lack of gratitude, I was angry and never… Read more »

Mistakes Are Proof That You Are Trying

  No mistake is proof you succeeded. I recently partook in a webinar on peer-to-peer fundraising hosted by a well-known company. The moderator, who was very intelligent and experienced, talked about the key groups a volunteer fundraiser has and how to determine their “infinity” toward the project. Yes, infinity was written on the slides, and… Read more »