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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO, COMMUNITY OF GIVING 

Warren Buffet donated $1.52 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2011.  Conversely, the Veterans Empowerment Organization survives off of a budget of $150,000 and is the largest provider of housing and employment services to homeless veterans in Atlanta, GA.  Ask the recently unemployed, mother of five of the impact of The Sullivan Center and she would boast that “The utility assistance that I received literally kept me and my family warm during the holidays.” The makeup of a thriving economy includes a healthy relationship between the socially responsible business, the community-based organization and the local citizenry. Currently, over 1.1 million charitable organizations depend on the time and treasure of individuals and businesses to maintain their capacity to address our society’s most vital needs. In 2011, over $15.7 billion in cash and products were donated towards these organizations’ efforts. However, we rarely hear how one-hour or one-dollar changes the imprint of a local community.  Each charitable donation flows from the hand of the funder into the local charitable organization, and ultimately finds its way to individuals across the US. These are the footprints of giving – where profits meet purpose.
 
FOUNDERS

Quinetha Frasier

Quinetha Frasier

Quinetha Frasier is host of the Community of Giving Shows on The Better You Network. She is a trusted advisor for the nonprofit and corporate giving community. As a graduate of The Grantsmanship Center Institute, Quinetha began her professional career as a White House Intern while studying at Tuskegee University where she discovered her love for public administration finance.

Quinetha is a national trainer, strategist and speaker whose focus is creating financially sustainable charitable organizations through earned income business models and ‘smart’ public/private partnerships. While she has helped to raise millions of grant and private dollars on behalf of her clients and partners, “Q” has earned distinction in her field due to her firm understanding of the relationship between the nonprofit and corporate sectors.

She has facilitated over 200 workshops for a variety of organizations, including Alabama Career Network, The Tom Joyner Foundation, The Community Outreach Office of Congressman John Lewis, The Foundation Center-Atlanta, The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (Faculty), and a variety of faith based entities. She is a mentor at HUBAtlanta, the founder of the People of Purpose (POP) Network and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Eric V. Holtzclaw

Eric V. Holtzclaw

Eric V. Holtzclaw has spent 20+ years creating opportunities through the practical application of emerging technologies and trends to business. His professional experience includes: founding multiple successful start-up companies, including one of the first profitable Internet enterprises, and implementation of over 30 consumer oriented and internal use products and services worldwide.

Eric has the opportunity to interview and understand thousands of people annually, and uses his knowledge of consumer behavior and Laddering techniques to advise the world’s leading brands to prioritize strategic investments in technology, advertising and marketing for maximum return. He is co-host of the weekly radio show The “Better You” Network – Entrepreneurial Journey which highlights the stories of those that start companies.

His weekly column, “Lean Forward”, about the future of business and technology appears on INC.com.  Eric’s book, Laddering: Unlocking the Potential of Consumer Behavior, the 1st in a series about how “Laddering” can build better teams and create better products and services is scheduled for release in August 2013.

 

Susan McMullen

Susan McMullen

Susan McMullen is a speaking consultant, speaker, writer, life coach, creative thinker and registered nurse. Susan has developed several workshops to help others in times of transitions which include ‘Finding Yourself In The Details’ and ‘SUCCESS IS F.O.C.U.S.’  She has trained and coached keynote speakers and national facilitators across the U.S.

Her latest endeavor, The “Better You” Network – Entrepreneurial Journey, focuses on finding and following your passion, changing your destination, and “jumping off that cliff” towards the things you truly want out out of life.

When she is not writing or speaking, Susan loves hanging out with her husband and kids, gardening, hiking, photography and creating jewelry. On Fridays, you will find her with her sister doing the “Friday Fritz”.