What a wild year this has been. But like all of you, NEF is adapting to these ever-changing times.
In the next few months most regions will have either a virtual or hybrid Fall Conference. I would like to ask that each region give NEF a few minutes of your Fall Conference for Melanie Myers to give an update about our online books and virtual study companions. Melanie will have a short video presentation for Regional Fall Conferences. Patti Susko, NEF Administrator, will have the video link available to you on our NEF website September 25th 2020.
This is a great time for online education. NAWIC members please visit our website and discover the information that awaits you. Move ahead in your career, become more valuable to your current employer. Reach out to NEF for your educational needs. Patti Susko, NEF Administrator, is always there to assist NAWIC members to explore their inner student.
What you know is yours no one else’s and I must admit my brain is full of knowledge from books and on the job training. I have never had a boss say “you need to learn more” but I have had them say “I need more employees like you”.
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NEF Takes Fundraising Virtual
This pandemic has posed many challenges for all of us, but especially with NEF fundraising. With most Forums cancelled and the NAWIC Annual Conference going virtual, NEF needed to adapt our ways of raising the much-needed funds to sustain and support our current and new construction educational programs. NAWIC Annual Conference has always been the largest fundraiser for the Foundation and the NAWIC conference attendees have always enjoyed our Raffle Extravaganza. So, how were we going to bring this favorite to the NAWIC members in a cost-effective and fun way? Like everything else, we explored a virtual raffle. After some research, NEF found the raffle site Chance2Win, a virtual raffle platform for non-profit organizations to raise funds. Their site allowed for us to continue our favorite Raffle Extravaganza and opened the raffle to NAWIC Annual Conference non-attendees and non-NAWIC members.
We had begun requesting monetary and item donations from individuals and NAWIC chapters in the spring. With those financial donations, we were able to purchase some additional amazing prizes. In a time of uncertainty, we are grateful to our NAWIC chapters and supporters for their generous donations. The raffle began on August 10th and ran through noon on August 14th. During that time, we sold almost 20,000 raffle tickets and raised $17,600. All winners were chosen at random by Chance2Win and NEF personally contacted each winner. A listing of all the items with winner names may be found on the NEF website. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to NAWIC and our supporters for participating in a remarkably successful Raffle Extravaganza!
Be on the lookout for future NEF virtual raffle opportunities coming soon.
Have you checked out the NEF Digital Bookstore?!? What are you waiting for?!? NEF courses are now available in hardcover and e-book formats. Start your educational journey today! https://nefedu.directfrompublisher.com/