Had a good night tonight. Met up with my friend Kyle and went out dancing. Love the kid. We always have such a great time when we go out. We meet the most random and cool people, and have fun without really trying. I ran into my good friend David. I met him my first night in NYC. I arrived with no where to stay and my friend who was vacationing here knew David casually ad introduced us. David let me sleep on a blow up mattress at his apartment while I searched for something more permanent.
Things are moving a little slower than expected. We still don’t have a venue for our upcoming event. But we at least have our logo halfway designed, our website halfway completed, and a good estimate of our budget.
–8:46 Downtown 5 Train–
Darren planned a surprised event this weekend. So at 7 pm Sat night we headed to Radio City Music Hall. I was expecting some random music group. So when we got there and I found out it was Yanni I was pretty shocked. Darren had seen the marque the week before and had remembered me talking about how I grew up playing Yanni. The concert was probably the best live musical performance I had ever seen. The tour named Yanni Voices featured many of the pieces I played as a teen, with additional vocals added. By the end of the concert a number of people were out of their seats dancing. The crowed was so enthralled they managaed to get two encore performances.
–10:19pm standing in line at wholefoods–
Had a great second meeting today. The major project that I need to get finished in the next few weeks is the logos for both Fun2Funds and the event itself. Hopefully finding a designer isn’t to hard. The other large project is recreating the website using Wordpress software. Hopefully Darren and I can get a good amount done on it this weekend.
–8:29pm uptown 4 train–
Just had my first meeting with Leigh and Alisa, founders of Fun2Funds. Leigh and I met randomly at a birthday party (for Noah, who neither if us had met before his party). When I heard about her organization’s purpose of connecting nonprofits with young business professionals for the purpose of fund raising through fun events I was extremely intrigued. And when she found out I worked in PR she jotted down my contact info.
From the time they pulled out the printed deck outlining the purpose and strategy I knew that this was a team I wanted to work with. So it looks like I am going to head up the PR team. The event will be the end of June for Housing Works. And will be a date auction. The hope is to connect Housing Works with a demographic they currently want but don’t have connections to, young business professionals. Housing Works hopes to raise awareness of their organization among this group as well build relationships for future volunteers and donors.
The event will be a date auction. We brainstormed names and have tentatively decided on NewYorkDateExchange, NYDE.