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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
 
 
 
 
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Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by sighthound on 11 April 2006 4:08am
 
OK....Skills I can contribute:

I was an animation producer for oh, so many years so I am really good at setting up systems to keep track of extremely complicated details. (And the producer experience also trained me on how to soothe over-inflated egos but I hope that that skill won't be needed here.)

I'm a fair writer, a good researcher, an excellent editor and am really, really good at simplifying complications.

I'm pretty media-savvy, too but my contacts are getting rusty.

Geraldine
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by Holle on 11 April 2006 9:58am
 
I spent most of my business life in mining and tunneling. Maybe we could dig a tunnel for bank robbery and than spend the booty for charity? Beside that, I'm well equipped with all that's needed for taking photos as well as hard- and software for graphic design. Oh, and I've got a nice fossils and minerals collection, but can't bring that along, the plane overload fee would ruin me.
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by Spursfan on 11 April 2006 10:27am
 
Puff pant! Not yet, Mike!! Puff pant
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by Babsy on 11 April 2006 3:52pm
 
Spursfan, I'm with you as far as U2 is concerned...but Spurs????
My skills:
I speak 6 languages, some better than others, and have worked as a librarian for many years before embarking on another, more lucrative career. Am quite apt in marketing and public relations, something I want to do more of "when I grow up"...oh, yeah, and I surf (the sea that is, not the net). Are these skills of any use???
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by tucsonmike on 12 April 2006 1:32am
 
Babsy, I used to be a librarian. Haven't done it in three years, but you never know. I only speak three languages. (Which ones do you speak)? You and I can work on languages and researching stuff.
Drop me an email. I'd be curious to speak with you further.
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by tucsonmike on 12 April 2006 2:40am
 
Oh Spurs, what are you gonna do when you catch Ahren?

The following is a post from someone in my Entrepreneurs group with suggestions.

If you Google "Fundraising Tips", you'll find loads of articles (many free) on how to do it.
Also, check out the azstarnet archives for the recent article (I think it was in February or
March) on the group of teens who got a major star to come to Tucson as the headliner
for their benefit. Almost all successful events involve organization and work on the part
of the people putting it on before anyone will step forward to underwrite or support it.
Once you have the event details nailed down and have developed a flyer or other promotion
materials that describe the basic "Who, What Where, When, Why?", then you can approach
prospective sponsors or underwriters for financial support and/or in-kind donations.

The following is the article Robin is speaking about. I will see if I can stop at the library and get it if I leave jury duty early enough or I will do it Sunday.

1. Opinion by Bonnie Henry: 'Privileged kids' staging concert to help Pima's homeless teens
January 11, 2006 577 words ID: MERLIN_3662494
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show in a barn in the '39 classic, "Babes in Arms." .Today's teenagers think a lot bigger..On Sunday night, pop star Ashlee Simpson will headline a concert at the Tucson Convention Center before what is hoped will be thousands of screaming concertgoers..Proceeds will go to help homeless teens in Pima County..And it all began with 11 Tucson teenagers suffused with charitable thoughts and perhaps

So the ideas are out there.
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by tucsonmike on 13 April 2006 8:43am
 
Well, y'all, I took some time and put some of our skill sets together for now and set it up for folks to work on different things.

Organization to get started. I thought of Geraldine to do the following:
1. Help with the writing.
2. Editing.
3. Keeping track of the details.
4. Research.
(I don't think we have egos that are that big, so that doesn't need smoothing out luckily, we aren't Hollywood executives).;-)

Patty:
1. Help with the writing.
2. Act as the liason with all of us through email and other means.

Babsy:
1. Research.
2. Our Public Relations person.

I thought of the following working groups.

Organizing this.
Ken and Geraldine.

Writing:
Geraldine, Patty, Babsy, myself.

The public speaking element. I reckon that would be me.

Research:
Geraldine, Babsy, myself.

From what people put down (I am saving this for later, I am thinking of possible projects).

How is this for starters?
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by peripatetically on 13 April 2006 12:58pm
 
Just say the word, Mike, "old man"! (lol wink wink)
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by tucsonmike on 14 April 2006 12:02am
 
I have the phone number for the columnist of the Daily Star article. I will call her.
 
Re: Skill Sets to Bring to Get Together. by tucsonmike on 14 April 2006 1:37am
 
I can now do you one better. The library sent me the article and the website for the organization. They are as follows:

Website for Team Tucson
http://www.teamtucson.org/

Article.

Opinion by Bonnie Henry: 'Privileged kids' staging concert to help
Pima's homeless teens
Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ)
January 11, 2006
Author: Bonnie Henry, ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show in a barn in the '39
classic, "Babes in Arms."

Today's teenagers think a lot bigger.

On Sunday night, pop star Ashlee Simpson will headline a concert at the
Tucson Convention Center before what is hoped will be thousands of
screaming concertgoers.

Proceeds will go to help homeless teens in Pima County.

And it all began with 11 Tucson teenagers suffused with charitable
thoughts and perhaps just a teeny touch of guilt.

"We're a bunch of privileged kids in Tucson," says Josh Offenhartz, 17,
chief executive officer of the Team Empowerment and Advocacy Movement,
aka TEAM Tucson.

Since its inception 10 months ago, TEAM Tucson came up with a business
plan, created a Web site (team tucson.org) and signed up some heavy-duty
sponsors, including Jim Click and A.F. Sterling Homes.

"We just kept calling and pestering until they took us seriously," says
Offenhartz.

It all began with a weekly civics class at Hebrew High School, taught
by Paul Cunningham, a juvenile-probation officer with the Pima County
Juvenile Court.

"Every year we go to Washington, D.C., for a youth conference," says
Cunningham. There, the Tucson kids did street outreach for the
homeless.

"We came back and they said, 'We want to do a benefit concert for
homeless teens,' " says Cunningham, who was thinking small.

Not so, however, for the 11 teens from Sabino, Catalina Foothills,
Tucson Magnet and University high schools.

"We didn't know how to put on a show, had no people. So they started
calling people around town," says Cunningham. "We ran into so many walls
they fell down."

One of the first things the teens did was search the Internet for clues
on starting up a business plan, which Offenhartz then wrote.

They also looked at potential benefactors, finally picking Our Family
Services, which offers a variety of programs for homeless teens.

"They came in. They had this business plan and said they were going to
form a nonprofit," says Sue Krahe-Eggleston, executive director of Our
Family Services.

"I said that was cool and they had done a pretty good job. Then I gave
them the 'did-you-think-ofs?' "

Among them: how to become a nonprofit, which was accomplished by
linking TEAM Tucson to Our Family Services.

"KRQ got involved and helped us get Ashlee Simpson," says Cunningham.

Every member of TEAM Tucson has a job to do, from working the phones
after school to keeping track of the money. "Every little detail, we're
doing," says Ari Pozez, 17, director of financial development.

"Teens and rock 'n' roll just go together," says Cunningham.

About 1,000 tickets have been sold so far and sponsors have kicked in
another $25,000, says Cunningham.

Everything raised after expenses will go to the outreach programs of
Our Family Services.

"For our homeless services, these kinds of donations go totally where
they're supposed to go," says Krahe-Eggleston.

Which is just what TEAM Tucson had in mind all along.

"Privileged" or not, "We know kids in this situation," says
Offenhartz.

/////

If you go

* What: TEAM Tucson concert featuring Ashlee Simpson, with opening acts
Faire Verona, Jetlag and Thrive.

* When: 6 p.m. Sunday.

* Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

* Tickets: $30, available at TCC box office or through
ticketmaster.com.

* Bonnie Henry's column appears Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Reach
her at 434-4074 or at bhenry@azstarnet.com or write to 3295 W. Ina Road,
Suite 125, Tucson, AZ 85741
Section: TUCSON/REGION
Page: B1

Copyright 2006 The Arizona Daily Star

 
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