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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New blog entries for 2011

Do-Gooder Consulting wants to better serve you in the new year.

Our goal is to produce helpful articles to help your church, non-profit, or business maximize resources so you can be more effective.

The next blog entry will talk about the FAFSA - the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. You can begin using it for the upcoming school year starting January 1, 2011.

Other planned topics will include The Reload Youth Workers conference (April 2 in Chicago) , the use of sub-domains and e-mail aliases, and the upcoming political races in Chicago.

Let us know what information you would find helpful, and we will post it.

Or consider contacting us at 872-222-8008 or by e-mail at

Have a blessed and Happy New Year in 2011!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It might now be too late to run for Alderman!

Today is election day in Chicago for national, state and county offices. Next February (in 2011), alderman and a new mayor of Chicago will be elected.

The deadline for submitting petitions to run for office still isn't for another 3 weeks. The subsequent elections are Feb. 1.  However, you might be too late in running for office. What do I mean?

There are several things you need in order tohave a successful campaign
  • Integrity. If you don't have this, then forget about this entire blog. If you do not have the character to run, then you shouldn't try. Even you have gifts, such as charm or a god speaking voice, it means nothing without the character to use them. Some signs that you aren't ready : you are willing to lie about your opponents, you have alliances with questionable people and are willing to deceive others about it, easily angry at people who criticize you, can't account for your personal financial accounts, happy to gossip about people you don't like.
  • Neighborhood accomplishments.  It's easy to criticize about what other people are not doing.  But ultimately, if you wish to be a community leader, you need to be a servant leader first. How will people know you can lead a whole ward, if you haven't helped even your local neighborhood?
  • A team.  Having willing bodies is good, but you need to have a team of people who have skills in different areasto help you accomplish
  • A coalition.  Not everyone voting for you has the desire or ability to be a part of your team.  But many people in the community can not just vote for you, but also sign your petition so that a person could even vote for you. Building coalitions with community leaders can help spread the word about you and get you the support you need to win.
  • Methods of communication. Even a basic web page can help people to know a little bt about you, what you stand for, and then how you  can help
  • Campaign cash. While it might be wise to not have much until after the Nov. 2 election (where you may need to report large sums of donations, which are then made public), if you don't have much lined up you can't get the word out.

The 2011 Aldermanic Election in Chicago will be an exiciting one, with many opportunties for citizens as they city will also get a new mayor. But if you haven't already laid the groundwork, you may be far too behind by now to possibly win, or even place high enough for a runoff election.

Contact Do-Gooder Consulting to see how we can help you in your campaign. We can research prospective donors, targeted areas of support, sending text messages by e-mail, work with EarlyAnd , and provide other tools to help you reach your constituency.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome to Do-Gooder Consulting!


Do-Gooder Consulting is a new consulting agency, specializing in helping you help others. Whether you are working in a church, non-profit, organization, business or even on the political trail, Do-Gooder Consulting can help.

This blog will give you a tatse of the expertise we offer you.

Do-Gooder Consulting Service Categories

  • Non-Profit and Church Management = Tools and advice to help you fundraise and manage your organization
  • College Financial Aid, Access and Outreach = Helping you set-up a college preparation and financial aid program with little-to-no cost to you
  • Administrative Temporary Work = Providing professional temporary work to meet your administrative needs at a competitive price.
  • Community Development and Outreach = Helping your nonprofit or business connect with your community.
  • Basic Web Site & E-mail = We can provide you with a domain name, e-mail addresses and a basic web site.
  • Political Strategies = Providing you with some initial research and simple but effective tools to help you

Thanks for reading! Look for more soon!