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Celebrating Independence Day and the first six months of NMS

What’s your favorite July 4th tradition? For me as a kid, it was always a picnic at the town fireworks with a bunch of other families on the 4th, and fireworks at my high school’s football field on the 3rd. My favorite July 4th tradition for the past four years has been Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race. It’s always hot, always crowded and something that every Atlantan must do at least once. Usually after that a nap is in order before seeing fireworks that evening.

In fact, Lori and I both did the Peachtree in 2011. We met up before race time near our starting corrals.

Lori Betsy Peachtree

(I’ll be walking down Peachtree Street tomorrow too, though for the first time since I’ve been participating, it looks like it will probably be happening in a downpour.)

Like many Americans, I haven’t had jobs where I was required to work on July 4th, and I’m always thankful for a day off. Throughout the barbeque, sweet tea, deviled eggs and fireworks finale, there’s always at least a moment where I reflect on why I love being an American and why I’m so thankful to live where I do, and be able to do what I do for a living.

Tomorrow one of the things I’ll be reflecting on is that right now Nonprofit Media Solutions is at the approximate six-month mark post-launch. What an amazing six months it’s been! Though the groundwork was laid throughout much of 2012, we weren’t out in the open until January this year, and the positive response we’ve gotten has been even more than we’d hoped for.

We’ve had the opportunity to help nonprofits with their websites, strategic marketing, social media management and grant writing. What’s been the most fun, I think, is that in these projects, we’ve interacted with people so dedicated to what they do that they’ve truly been an inspiration to us. Seeing where our piece of the puzzle fits into the bigger picture has also been rewarding. As a result, we’re even more excited about the second half of 2013 and what’s ahead for Nonprofit Media Solutions.

Happy Independence Day to you and yours. Lori and I thank you for your support and good wishes.

– Betsy

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