Mad’s new gig

I have a bit of a backlog of things I want to blog about. This one’s just a quick bit of good news. Online fundraising guru and all-around fabulous creative person Madeline Stanionis has left her job as President of Donor Digital to become a freelance consultant.

I guess this means her book “The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (If Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with E-mail” is doing well.

I met Madeline because she stuck out like a beacon of interestingness at a big boring reception when I was working at Planned Parenthood. I went over to talk to her and was amused to find out that she was working (as a consultant) for our ally/nemesis NARAL. We talked about how silly the rivalry was and agreed that we would be friends, even if we had to keep it a secret from the competitive sister organizations.

She’s the kind of person I always wish I could spend more time with. Hopefully soon I will make it to her super-cool conference Web of Change where I can stop wishing and start hanging.

Best of luck in your new consulting effort, Madeline!

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