Inside NHPHA: NH Gives Wrap-Up and Thank You!

Inside NHPHA 

A Monthly Column Written by NHPHA Leadership

NH Gives Wrap-Up and Thank You!

written by Joan Ascheim, MSN, Executive Director


On June 11-12, the New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) joined 275 nonprofits to participate in NH Gives, 24 hours of online fundraising. During our second year participating in the event, we increased our fundraising goal and expanded our activities to engage members in the event. We were successful in surpassing our previous year’s earnings and reached 62% of our more ambitious goal for 2019. We were also in the top 15% for number of donors and 18% for funds raised. More importantly, this was a tremendous opportunity to engage our members and the public as well as raise awareness of NHPHA and, in particular this year, our workforce development initiatives.

Prior to the event, we produced testimonial videos of one of our mentors, Katie Bush, and mentee Maria Walawender, who spoke to the value of our Public Health Mentor Program. These videos were expertly edited by our Board Secretary Michael Reaves and Southern New Hampshire University student Aisha Khiyaty. Visit our YouTube page for these terrific videos!

NH Gives 2During the event we were joined in the office by dedicated volunteers, including board members NHPHA President Marcella Bobinsky, NHPHA Board Secretary Michael Reaves, and NHPHA Board member Lisa Vasquez, who helped contact potential donors. Member Gail Tudor, new member Sophie LaRochelle, and students Adaeze Okorie and Aisha Khiyaty assisted in outreach through social media and wrote thank-you notes to donors. We all enjoyed pizza together, were live on Facebook, and rang a cowbell for each donation secured. It was our own mini-social media/telethon and a lot of fun. We also took and posted “unselfies” noting our reasons for supporting public health. Thank you to our board for 100% donor participation. Many thanks to our members for showing your support through your generous donations. Your contributions will support our ongoing workforce development offerings.

 Emily unselfie


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