Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Managing Technology to Meet your Mission

Governor McCallum and I were selected to be contributing authors to the N-TEN's latest book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission.

We have the privilege of working with some of the most amazing people in the relief world. From our staff to our partners and supporters, we learn from and walk alongside some amazing people. In this book we team up with some of our friends, old and new, from the nonprofit technology world to put together a practical guide for senior executives in the nonprofit world. Much of our ability to share our insights comes from the work we have done with our partners in the Aidmatrix community.

If you’re reading this blog, then you are like-mindedly passionate about making our community as effective as possible in serving those less fortunate out of our abundance and human potential. You’re willing to invest your efforts behind-the-scenes, investing in building skills and capacities that are not glamorous, but have amazing potential to work as a lever to create a transformational change in our society’s ability to care for those who have been left behind in our prosperity.
Keith Thode, COO, Aidmatrix

You can support The Aidmatrix Foundation by purchasing the book - click here.
You also can learn more about the other authors, receive bonus materials, etc. at our wiki http://www.meetyourmission.org/.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Touring a local Free Clinic and Food Pantry

On Monday, March 16th, I had the pleasure of touring one of our local free clinics located in Grapevine, TX. GRACE (Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange) serves families in Grapevine, Colleyville, and Southlake, TX, providing a variety of services including free medical care, a food panty, and transitional housing.

My heart was really touched by the aid provided through staff such as Cheryl, the clinic administrator, and food pantry assistant manager, Kenn. Kenn shared that some former donors to the food pantry are now recipients due to the down turn in the economy. Fortunately the Boy Scouts have just completed their food drive, but in a month, the shelves could be sparse.

Connecting with the “angels” that staff our free clinics and food pantries puts a human face on what we do as their technology partner. Without these caring people, many in our community would have no where to turn in time of need. GRACE is truly the grace of compassionate people helping their brothers and sisters in need.

Charlotte Medley, Office Manager

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dallas Networking Event, 2/24/09

Aidmatrix's first monthly Networking Event was held on February 24th at The Cadillac Ranch in Irving, TX. Approximately 50 people turned out for a great opportunity to network with leaders in the Dallas business community. Here are some pictures from the night! You can view more pictures from the event on our Facebook Group.

Thanks to everyone who came out. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!