Day 3 of ITNAmerica’s All-Affiliate Retreat

                                                  Westbrook, Maine

Day 3 ended ITNAmerica’s best affiliate retreat ever with two fine speakers and some interesting breakout sessions!  Elizabeth Isele, Director of Economic Opportunity Programs at The Philanthropy Roundtable, spoke about how to get philanthropists to listen to your (org’s) story and fund it, and Kae Dakin, strategic consultant to leaders and governing boards of nonprofits, worked with us on telling our stories in a way that is compelling for outreach and fundraising success.  We at ITNBluegrass invite member-riders and drivers to tell us your stories on what the service has meant to you and how it has impacted the quality of your life.

Of the breakout sessions, perhaps the most intriguing was a look at version 2 of ITNRides, the system that handles all our ride scheduling, rider and driver information, financial transactions, etc.  ITNBluegrass won’t have it for a while, but new multi-branch affiliate ITNGreaterBoston will be the first to work with it early in the new year.

Also today, Kansas City went from being a pre-affiliate to an affiliate, bringing the total number of affiliates to 19!  Welcome, Kansas City!

Finally, I want to thank the staff of ITNAmerica for making this retreat so worthwhile.  Their hard work was evident in all the details.  We feel blessed to be in such capable hands as we move forward with our important mission of providing safe, dignified transportation to seniors and adults with visual impairments.

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