Our reflections on 2014.
1. A successful Fargo Marathon Charities raised over $200,000
2. SOLD OUT the Women’s Health Conference, Bismarck (twice)
3. Hosted the biggest crowd ever at the Worksite Wellness Summit
4. Worked with the talented women of OTMOM
5. Produced the Women’s Way calendar – an organization dear to Anita’s heart
6. Developed new relationships and fostered existing ones
7. Volunteered with The Chamber, ND Cancer Coalition, FMAF’s Women’s Fund Committee
8. Expanded our knowledge in social media strategy and tactics for events
9. Still can’t spell
10. Took deserved time away from the office to recharge
11. Anita was honored with a YWCA Woman of the Year Nomination
12. Mentored students through internship program
13. Mailed 146 handwritten notes
14. Initiated the planning process for a remarkable 2015
Wishing you an amazing 2015!
Anita & Rachel
We approach the work we get to do each day with a feeling of deep gratitude. Through our work, we interact with clients, vendors, stakeholders, committee members in ways that move from professional relationships to that of friendship. For that we thank you.
It’s a pleasure to work towards new ideas and solutions to complete projects with you.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Reach Partners has the supreme pleasure to work on projects with people with passion and expertise. One special project is the On the Minds of Mom’s Magazine event for the caregiver, otmomLIVE on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Co-owners and inspired moms, Sheri Kleinsasser Stockmoe and Dani Parkos Fluge have figured out how to provide a day for self-discovery, conversation, and humor including workshops celebrating Moms, promoting healthy perspectives on parenting and bust-a-gut Mommy Comic, Debi Gutierrez straight from LA. This is what I know: you’re worth it.
I’m excited to hear all the speakers, workshops and see the day unfold. I’m confident you’ll enjoy it.
More fun than a solo shopping trip and more perspective than a library full of parenting books, On the Minds of Moms is bringing to life all the things you love about the magazine in an event every mom deserves to experience. Enjoy an afternoon and evening of self-discovery, conversation, and humor in a LIVE event you didn’t know you needed.
Radisson Hotel Downtown Fargo
201 5th Street North | Fargo | ND | 701.232.7363
Saturday | February 7 | 2015 |1pm-9pm
Rachel, Reach Partners
Life is too short to stop learning.
It’s energizing to think about new ideas and the various approaches to take to execute the idea. To explore a new app or a robust program that makes managing a project (or life) just a little easier or break through thought patterns with a fresh set of questions to turn a problem on its ear.
Curiosity, exploration and growth make life enjoyable, exciting and work interesting. But one cannot get so caught up in thoughts alone that nothing gets done.
Rachel, Reach Partners
A great event starts with strategy. A review of all kinds of questions to get at the core intent, what’s the desired feeling, experience, community and
most importantly, determine the factors for success. The strategy process
allows time to explore ways to work around constraints like budget, time and place – before those constraints are in effect. It’s a time to think through possible risks and barriers and devise tactics to mitigate them. When a project or an event is authorized with a strategy the work in this pre-planning phase
saves time and money in the long run.
fuzzy bunny /fəzē 'bənē/ adjective
An idea that does not match strategy, that in practice may run-up the budget, derail the schedule or take away from the desired experience.
Sample strategy questions
What purpose is the event going to serve?
Who might the attendees be?
What sort of experience should attendees have?
What might the goal(s) be?
What are initial thoughts on date/day/location?
What elements of mission, vision, values, and brand should shine through to attendees?
What is the potential future for the event in 3-5 years?
It’s powerful and rewarding to see a strategy take shape to form a real and tangible experience. Even more so, it’s exciting to use the strategy to combat the fuzzy bunnies that rear their crazy heads in midst of shaping an event.
Reach Partners specializes in project management as a trusted partner for solutions. We provide great event strategy.
Rachel, Reach Partners
Your partners in leadership.