Happy Holidays!

Hello and Happy Holidays to you!

We have had a great year and we’ve really enjoyed getting out to know more of you in our over 450 meetings in community. It’s been insightful, heartwarming, fun, funny, silly, sobering, thought-provoking, and enlightening. We feel really glad to know you. Thanks for taking us up on the offer for a coffee. You know how much we love our cozy, warm, beverages!

Our office will be taking some time to rest until 2017. We will be closed from December 23-January 2nd. We will catch up with you again on January 3rd.

If you need last minute volunteers, don’t forget about our twitter handle @volunteercal, which is run by our fabulous volunteer, Tyler.

As we sign off for 2016, we want to share with you our new volunteer recognition feature why.yyc on instagram. It features the stories of volunteers in Calgary. Want to feature someone? Contact Jeff.

That’s it from us in 2016!

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With love and warm wishes from:

Doug, Kelsey, Lori, Janet, Jeff, Andrea, and Tracy

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Written By: Sarah G. Schmidt, Design & Development

As a marketer I live by the saying, “Perception is reality.” For brands I know it to be true. Whatever your customer believes is the truth. For better or worse, it becomes the truth. Or at the very least, what you need to keep in mind when engaging with them. That’s easy enough to understand but what happens when the perception is wrong?  Continue reading

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Written By: Marlene Mulligan, Design and Development

“What the…???” Is that your reaction to this title? Yes, I am trying to be provocative, but I’m also serious.

We know what’s coming. And if you don’t, it must be your first rodeo or else you’re in one of the lucky charities that has adequate, stable funding to meet your needs even through an economic downturn. Continue reading