I have had the pleasure of working with Dannet on different projects for non-profit organizations over the years. There is one project that stands out because of her willingness to step in and use her time and talent to make a difference.
The Village Loan Closet (formerly the DeSoto Nurses Association) is a non-profit, all-volunteer local organization that lends (free) medical mobility equipment to Hot Springs Village residents. In 2016, the VLC board changed and there was emphasis put on the need for sponsorships to raise money. This led to a meeting with Dee Dixon (volunteer coordinator), me and Dannet. We agreed to move forward with creation of a website, Facebook page, press releases and printed flyers and rack cards to promote VLC. Dannet served on the board as President for the first year to help us move forward. Collaborating with board, Dannet created sponsorships to improve visibility and generate donations. One of those projects as creating the Sponsorship Board which is proudly displayed on the wall at the VLC. In addition, we have a display in one of the front windows that lists any new sponsors. She interviews and writes interest stories on the board members, volunteers and people who use the VLC. Because of her ability to market the VLC, we now have a strong financial position. This allows us to keep the lights on and to do what we love most, give scholarships to deserving nursing students at National Park College.
Dannet is easy to work with, can take an idea and make it a reality. She is committed to what she does and is a phone call away. Without her marketing and communications skills, the VLC would still be in the red financially.
Last, but not least, Dannet is a friend.