Erica Waasdorp Publishes Second Book: Monthly Giving Made Easy

Monthly Giving Made Easy by Erica WaasdorpErica Waasdorp, President of A Direct Solution, published her second book: Monthly Giving Made Easy. This How-To-Guide consists of 130 pages, filled with 95 short chapters, practical how-to tips, examples, exercises and case studies.

Monthly Giving has become more popular than ever before, especially during the pandemic, but there’s still some hesitation. This book will do away with that once and for all.

If you are looking to find a way to help your nonprofit raise the sustainable revenue you need to keep your mission going, no matter what happens, this book is for you. Monthly Giving is Easy. You just have to apply the learnings from this book and start asking your donors to give in a way that’s easy for them.

Nonprofits of any size can benefit from this easy-to-read book and implement monthly giving practices in their own organizations right away. Available in paperback for $24.95 plus shipping and handling on amazon or as e-book from your favorite location. ISBN: 978-0-9859683-2-8.  Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9859683-3-5.

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Mike Trovato joins Pleasant Bay Community Boating

Mike Trovato

Mike Trovato

Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB) announced the appointment of Mike Trovato as their new Executive Director.

Trovato joins PBCB with significant managerial, marketing, and fundraising experience in both the private and public sectors including management of well-known international sailing events such as Key West Race Week and US port stopovers for the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

He is also a co-founder of Sail Cape Cod, where he was President and volunteer Executive Director for several years and was instrumental in the development of their adaptive and outreach programs in addition to organizational management and advancement.

“Mike has demonstrated that he understands community boating and is passionate about it” said PBCB Board President Ted Baylis “we think his experience, his skills and his leadership will be a big asset as PBCB continues to grow and mature”.

PBCB’s programs include youth and adult sailing and paddling programs, learn-to-sail courses, Sailing & Science Summer Camp for children, boat rentals, marine education and environmental stewardship programs and a Speaker Series. Some welcome additions for 2021 will include a new ADA-compliant dock to expand the adaptive programs and a floating classroom research vessel for the marine education and environmental stewardship programs.

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