April 5, 2010
I couldn't be more proud or excited about the way that Recycled Fish has grown in the past 7 years.
It's gone from being my personal vision to something that is so much bigger than myself.
Over 11,000 people from all 50 States and over 20 countries have taken our "Sportsman's Stewardship Pledge" and joined the cause.
We've developed programs which are effectively engaging, educating and equipping anglers on how to live the "lifestyle of stewardship" both on and off the water.
But most of all, there are now about 4 dozen volunteers who help move the cause forward. Recycled Fish has grown into something far bigger than me, and it's the result of many people who are passionate about healthy waters.
Next steps for us will be growing capacity - we need some full time staff in order to have the kind of impact that is needed. To get there, greater financial flow is necessary, which requires developing those funding streams.
This is our current challenge, but one that I know we can meet with the help of God who has no doubt had a hand in everything good we've accomplished so far.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
working together as a team, which is something that is a new focus and growing.
However, I've been impressed and humbled to have experienced so many people coming alongside to pick up the vision and the mission and advance the cause.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Engage, educate and equip all 40 million anglers in America on how to live a lifestyle of stewardship within the next 10 years - or come pretty close.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & Executive Director.