IQnection Presents at Giving Tuesday Event in Philadelphia

AFP Giving Tuesday PresentationOn May 9 Greg Cawood and Eric Jacobson attended the Association of Fundraising Professionals Franklin Forum event in Philadelphia. Representatives from the GivingTuesdayBucks.org project spoke to the group about the success of the 2013 GivingTuesdayBucks.org initiative. Eric explained the reason IQnection was excited about participating last year. “When the Bucks County Fundraising group approached us we knew it was a great opportunity to help the nonprofit community. We have worked with many of the nonprofit members of the Bucks County Fundraising Group and the goal of the project was in alignment with our corporate vision.”

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Quarterly Nonprofit Summit Focuses on Volunteers

IQnection nonprofit seminar Dawn Byers discusses volunteering strategies.

On January 23, IQnection hosted their 17th quarterly Nonprofit Summit with more than 30 guests attending. Each quarter IQnection gathers a panel of speakers to talk about topics of interest to the local nonprofit community. These events allow the nonprofit community to benefit from each others experiences and successes. Nonprofit organizations are invited to the event to network and learn more about fundraising, volunteer management, grant writing, and many other topics that are important to their organizations. The January event involved three speakers who shared their experiences cultivating volunteers and explained how other nonprofits can create a successful volunteer program.

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#GivingTuesdayBucks a Success

IQnection was pleased to help more than 80 local charities raise funds through the 2013 #GivingTuesdayBucks campaign. As an official partner, IQnection donated the web design and hosting services for www.givingtuesdaybucks.org, which served as a hub for the 2013 campaign. IQnection was honored to join all the participating charities to encourage giving in our community.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Summer is upon us and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is buzzing with life! On the morning of June 1st we hosted a much anticipated event, the dedication of our new pond. AbBowman Hill Wildflower Preserveout midway through the festivities I greeted the crowd and shared the history behind the creation of this new feature. A steady refrain of bullfrogs accompanied my speech and helped to prove me right: “If you make it, they will come.” In the eight months since the pond was first filled with water we’ve spotted many new residents including green frogs, wood frogs, and American toads. Earlier in spring, tadpoles could be seen by the hundreds all along the water’s edge. Now dragonflies and countless other critters are populating this evolving new habitat, using the native plants for shelter and food. I look forward to watching it grow and change through the coming seasons and years.

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