Volunteerism, Work and Mixing the Two: A Distributor Shares Her Story
PM: Do you have any other advice you'd like to give distributors on working with charities, working with something similar to the Abused Adult Resource Center, or anything else?
JNH: I'm not sure that I'm like a "normal" distributor. I keep my prices low for nonprofits because I know many have little money to stretch for promotions. I want to make sure they get the most they can. With transportation charges going up and up, that's about the best I can do for them. Plus I don't charge them for my artwork services, like producing art for the T-shirts.
PM: Would you like to provide a link to the adult abuse center where readers can donate or learn about other ways they can help?
JNH: Absolutely! They are always in need of donations. The after-hours number is a toll-free number, which is available to anyone in the country, and I've had calls from all over—not just North Dakota. AARC serves Bismarck and the surrounding area, but often houses victims traveling from across the country to escape domestic violence so AARC could certainly use any and all donations.
Halverson was also interviewed for PM's "My Best Promotion" column, about one of her favorite nonprofit-related promotions she'd done for another organization, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota. That article will appear in our Sept. issue, and will also be available online in the coming weeks.
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