A Day in the Life of an Executive Director During These Uncertain Times
How Shawn Puller Keeps Garth Newel Music Center Moving Forward
By Marissa Monell, Client Manager, The Curtis Group, and
We are excited to continue “A Day in the Life of…,” a series where we step into the shoes of a nonprofit executive.
During this crisis, our team has been sharing how nonprofits should be reaching out and engaging with their donors. Today, I interviewed Shawn Puller with Garth Newel Music Center. As executive director of this unique performing arts center in Warm Springs, VA, Shawn acts as the primary fundraiser as well as the operational leader. Shawn and his team have been thinking creatively about ways to continue serving their patrons and donors during this time when many arts organizations have been forced to cancel programming. We hope you gain some insight, ideas and inspiration from Garth Newel’s story.
What has been your approach to fundraising during this time of uncertainty?
What has been working to keep your patrons and donors engaged and informed about your need?
What has been the most inspiring moment from the past month?
What lessons have you learned?
What is one piece of advice you would give to other nonprofits during this time of uncertainty?
As always, we are here.
During this challenging season, we want to help. We can share ideas, past experiences, and provide suggestions for fundraising in uncertain times. Email a member of our team with your questions. Check out our resources on fundraising during these uncertain times.