NextGen

Ruby and I headed out to New York to attend the NextGen conference and I have to admit, I just trusted Ruby in that we should be there. She has an uncanny instinct in finding information.

However, I was more than a bit disappointed about the information delivered, even though the speakers were very impressive in their accomplishments, I didn’t take away information about being a non profit that was helpful.

I enjoyed the stories of their successes, but I kept thinking “how can that help me?

Don’t get me wrong . . . I always find the take-away and this was no exception. I met amazing people who were also attending; was interviewed on Tony Martignetti’s radio program for non profits; connected with at least six non profits who are interested in ecosway to raise funds for their organizations and even met a new author who will also be working Ruby to create an event in New Jersey like our 1 Day MBA event coming up in January in the Bay Area.

But what amazed me was when I went to sit in on the Philanthropic roundtable (the only session that interested me) on Friday, I was asked by one of the founders, Ari Teman, to leave the group. Although disappointed, I turned around and joined a conversation with about five others who had been kicked out and we had a great conversation about Social Media and even health issues.

All in all, once a group has gathered, there is always great information to take away and amazing people to meet.

About Sharyn

As founder of UBU I found my inspiration from my brother Tony who was a foster child, then adopted by my parents when he was five. After listening to his stories about the treatment he received while in the homes I began to think of what it was like for him as well as the thousands of other kids. I decided to start the school after Tony passed on in 2008. It is my tribute to him and all that he did for me. Of all the things I've done in my life, this is the one thing that truly makes me feel like I'm finally on the right path.
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