June 2010

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 "The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting
for our wits to grow sharper."

- Eden Phillpotts

Spring. A time of plenty. 

"Sure — plenty of rain," I hear the British Columbians in the crowd saying.  True.  And the arrival of spring has meant plenty of other things too. This year at Vantage Point, it has delivered plenty of opportunity. A virtual plethora of possibility. And, most importantly, an abundance of people.

This hasn't come as a surprise to us. We know community members are generous with their time and talent. We teach others there are many people with skills and passions who...

Today's guest blogger is John Trotter, an exceptional marketing & communications consultant that we've had the pleasure of working with over the past few months.   Read on for a glimpse of John's  personal experience as a skills-based volunteer.

A few months ago, I found myself temporarily between full-time employment gigs, with an opportunity to consider what I wanted to do with the next phase of my life.  It was time for a few changes, so to speak. Previously, I had enjoyed volunteering as a Big Brother and as a fundraiser for a friend's effort to end homelessness. So, I decided to do some...

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