The Nature Generation
November 21, 2012
I have volunteered with The Nature Generation (formerly Newton Marasco Foundation) for the last 7 years, helping to organize vital fundraising events. This is an extremely well run organization with a deep volunteer pool that consists of the best and brightest in the DC and surrounding areas. As a Project Manager by trade, I appreciate the planning that goes into each event to ensure that volunteers are well informed about what is expected of them and know the schedule well in advance of the event. I truly enjoy every opportunity that I get to volunteer at The Nature Generation events.
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The Nature Generation
March 28, 2011
I have been volunteering with the Greater Washington Eco-Golf Classic and Charity Auction presented by the Newton Marasco Foundation (NMF) for the past 5 years. This is a fantastic event that brings together educators, Federal government employees, and representatives from some of the biggest environmental, energy, and IT consulting firms in the DC area. I can say that this is one of the best run, well-organized fundraisers that I have been a part of. Last year, the Classic made over $100,000 net...which helped fund environmental education programs for youth in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. I am proud to be a board member and volunteer for this wonderful non-profit organization.
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I have also volunteered with the NMF EnGauge It program, where I educated patrons of a local shopping mall about the importance of proper tire inflation and the positive effects it can have on the environment and the wallet. Through this event, I passed out free tire gauges (donated by NMF partner UPS) and educational literature. It was really rewarding to have the look of understanding come across people's faces while I was talking with them.
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Every non-profit relies on volunteer efforts...this is how they survive and thrive. NMF should encourage their staff to volunteer at most of their events and help with the planning of the largest events (i.e, the Greater Washignton Eco-Golf Classic). This would keep the staff engauged in the event and take some of the pressure off the volunteers planning the event.
Volunteer & Sponsorship Coordinator for Greater Washington Eco-Golf Classic.