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    July 27, 2016 – Meeting Minutes

    Attendance: 16 members, 3 guests

    Leader: Carol Kearney

    Spotlighter: Chuck Birdie

    On Deck: Jim Looney – August 10th

    Action Points

    • Who is your favorite chamber member? Invite them
    • Who is your favorite non-chamber member? – Invite them, get them to join the chamber
    • Spotlighters, remember to invite guests.
    • Take the Green Business Challenge – Deadline is September.
    • Loudoun Youth Football Experience (LYFE) Fundraising Raffle: $10 for a chance at a Cruise, Flat screen TV, or a Dicks sporting good gift card.


    Gary Smith

    MC Fence



    Millie Betts

    Personal Best



    Elizabeth Vaughan

    Virginia Lawyers for Children



    Spotlighter: Chuck Birdie – Lead2Succeed

    Helping Non-Profits do what they do BEST!

    • Philanthropy – love of human kind
    • Chuck has helped build churches, hospital wings
    • Capital campaigns – large amount of money in a short period of time for a specific purpose – polio vaccines for WHO
    • Annual campaign – the bread and butter of a non-profit – the collection of the annual budget for the non-profit.
    • 4 simple but critical requirements that Chuck looks for
      • Case à Product
      • Leadership à People (Sales people)
      • Prospect list à Customers
      • Plan à Business Plan
    • Stigma in the non-profit culture is that fundraising is a Necessary Evil, however if businesses looked at Sales in the same way, they would be out of business.
    • $906 billion –  Non profit sector contributes to the US Economy
    • $373 billion in private donations à 71% of which come from individuals
    • 32% go to churches, follow by higher education, 12% foundations, health, arts/culture,
    • Percent of US adults that volunteer – 25%
    • 7 billion hours valued at $179.2 billion dollars


    When you give to another person, there’s a physiological response.  Your brain’s pleasure and reward centers light up as if you were the recipient of the good deed, not just the giver.  SO GIVE!


    Upcoming Events

    August: Every Tuesday – do you 1-2-1’s at Not Your Average Joes and a portion of the meal will go to AVFRD

    August 4th: Loudoun YP grand opening of Blackfinn in Ashburn (contact Dr. Eric to RSVP)

    August 6th: Orange Theory Fitness celebration at Uncle Julios in OneLoudoun

    Upcoming Social event will be a Service Event for Mobile Hope in honor of Anna.  Details to follow.

    September 1 – AVFRD Golf Tournament at 1757 Club

    September 8 – Chamber Breakfast hosted by Champaign Cleaning Services.

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