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A Summer of Moving Things Forward

A Summer of Moving Things Forward
Thursday, August 7, 2014

He’s not a pushy guy, really. But CEO Dave Welbourn has been pushing a lot of good things forward this summer. In between some well-deserved time off in Maine to helping rearrange the ECCF offices, Dave has fit in staff meetings, annual report analyses and many conversations with nonprofit leaders about possible strategies for the futures of their organizations, such as The Encore Boston Network.

Most recently, Doug Dickson, director of The Encore Boston Network, met Dave the day after ECCF’s Great Office Furniture push (where we caught him moving this filing cabinet!). Dave and Doug talked about distinctive ways—such as using our updated directory—his organization can help retirees use their skills in many of Essex County’s nonprofits. Encore promotes “productive aging by supporting development of encore work opportunities and pathways to paid or unpaid encore work that leverage the talent and match the shifting interests and income needs of older adults.” Doug and Encore believe that older adults who are productively engaged in meaningful work help move individuals, communities and society forward—and we agree!

Dave then talked through some ECCF press releases and publications with communication staff before giving more of his time and blood—literally—at the local Red Cross’s blood drive. All before heading to Lynn for a meeting with the Community Health Center to talk about future campaigns and calling some philanthropists about giving ideas on his way home. Whew. Seems like this guy never stops moving things along!

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