Ileal Interposition cures 43 year old of type II diabetes

first_imgIleal Interposition cures 43 year old of type II diabetes DiabetesFortis Memorial Research Institute GurugramIleal Interpositiontype II diabetes WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on July 23, 2019 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Comment Share Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News Comments (0) A team of doctors led by Dr Ajay Kumar Kriplani, Director and HOD, Department of Minimal Access Bariatric and GI Surgery, FMRI performed Ileal Interposition via laparoscopyThe Department of Minimal Access, Bariatric and Gastro Intestinal Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurugram performed a rare laparoscopic surgery to permanently cure type II diabetes in an Iraqi national. Ayad Khadim Shawal Al-Elay Awi, 43 years, had been suffering from type II diabetes for the past 15 years and was on the verge of multi-organ failure. Despite multiple medications, his condition was beyond control. A team of doctors led by Dr Ajay Kumar Kriplani, Director and HOD, Department of Minimal Access Bariatric and GI Surgery (MABGIS), FMRI performed the ‘Ileal Interposition’ via laparoscopy to permanently cure the patient’s diabetes. Ileal Interposition surgery is a new and evolving concept.On presentation, Awi had an incredibly high blood sugar (PP) of 354 and a blood sugar (fasting) of 218. The average range for the same is 150 and 110 respectively. Despite taking medication for the last 15 years, there had been no improvement in his condition. His diabetes gradually spiralled out of control. Since he was seeing no results, Awi stopped taking the medications three months prior to his presentation at the hospital.Dr Kriplani said, “Ileal Interposition with sleeve gastrectomy is a key-hole surgery designed for normal and overweight patients with uncontrolled diabetes who can now look forward to achieving complete diabetic remission. Normally after a meal, the food is delivered from the stomach to the proximal small intestine (jejunum), then traverses to distal small intestine (ileum approximately 200 to 250 centimetres long) and lastly to colon or large intestine. The ileal interposition procedure involves the rearrangement of the small intestine so that distal small intestine (ileum) is interposed between stomach and proximal part of the small intestine (jejunum). Undigested food from the stomach is now delivered into distal part of the small intestine (ileum) first and then goes to the proximal part of the small intestine (jejunum). This rearrangement or interposition induces release of certain hormones from the gut, called incretins, which in turn increase insulin secretion from the pancreas and sensitise organs to insulin thus decreasing insulin resistance. This surgery is a first in North India.”Awi shared, “I was on regular insulin for 15 years and despite that my diabetes was unmanageable. When I heard that diabetes can be completely cured with a surgery, I had to get it done. I had my surgery 15 days back and I have not taken a single medicine for diabetes since then. My sugar levels are controlled, and I am happy that I can lead my life free of diabetes now.”Congratulating the team, Dr Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, FMRI said, “Ileal interposition or diabetic surgery is a lifeline for patients who have been struggling with diabetes for a number of years, have uncontrolled sugar despite medication or lifestyle measures and whose organs have started exhibiting signs of early damage due to impact of the condition on the kidney and other organs. Early organ damage may get reversed after diabetes remission due to ileal interposition. We are happy that our capable team at FMRI has pioneered yet another surgical intervention.”last_img read more

Souvenir Photo Album Headlines JIS Golden Jubilee Activities

first_imgSouvenir Photo Album Headlines JIS Golden Jubilee Activities CultureJune 9, 2012 RelatedSouvenir Photo Album Headlines JIS Golden Jubilee Activities Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The soon-to-be released souvenir coffee table photo album titled, ‘Our Golden Jubilee: Snapshots of Post-Independent Jamaica 1962 – 2012’, published by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), is being hailed as a celebration of pride in the life of the nation. Executive producer of the project, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JIS, Donna-Marie Rowe, explained that the publication is an invaluable collector’s item to commemorate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence. [Order Now! Use Our Golden Jubilee Online Order Form] “It is a collection of meticulously selected photographs drawn largely from our archives, complete with captions chronicling the iconic moments in our history for each year.  That was quite a feat.  We also included excerpts from speeches and other quotations to add another dimension,” she pointed out. Acclaimed photographer, Howard Moo Young, generously contributed images to the work, as did the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), the Little Theatre Movement, as well as Dorothy Whyte, whose late father was a Garveyite. “This souvenir will be a limited edition publication and with each passing year will attract value, not only in the material sense, but for its tremendous sentimental, aesthetic and patriotic value,” Mrs. Rowe explained. The hard-cover, glossy page publication, handsomely designed by the JIS, will be launched in July.  It features rare images of the nation’s founding fathers, seminal moments of triumphs and challenges in the birth of the nation and the leaders who guided the country through the past five decades. Guardian Life Limited, a member of the Guardian Holdings Group, is the main sponsor of the publication. President, Eric Hosin said the company is   pleased to join hands with Jamaicans and the JIS to commemorate and celebrate the 50th year of the country’s independence. Veteran journalist, talk show host and playwright, Barbara Gloudon, who endorsed the publication and wrote the foreword, said it is a well-needed publication. “It’s important to have this kind of record in a society which throws away things from our past and so this book for me is a delight, because it recreates some important moments from the past,” she said. Citing the excellent quality of the photographs, Mrs. Gloudon points out the difference between amateur and professional photography, stating that everyone has a camera these days and people have become accustomed to the social networks, “but the real pictures are taken by the photographers who have the sensitivity to wait for some of the great moments and this is what this book represents.” Meanwhile, Mr. Moo Young described the publication as “a true gem and a collector’s item.” “Every Jamaican will want to have one. It should be in every library and every school,” he said, noting that, “it is a classy publication.” JIS Chief Photographer emeritus, Errol Harvey, whose work is featured in the publication, also shared his reflections. “To read a report of a sporting event and to witness it are two entirely different experiences.  Hence the privilege of being at ringside to capture events of yesteryear and current affairs carries with it a special joy and satisfaction which, hopefully, readers will appreciate,” he said. The book is one of several projects being undertaken by the JIS to mark Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee. Other projects include a commemorative webpage hosted on the agency’s award-winning website; a travelling photo exhibition scheduled to begin this month (June); a JIS Jamaica 50 newspaper supplement, as well as radio and television features showcasing the nation’s history. The JIS is an official partner of Jamaica 50, and the publication will be available in July 2012.center_img RelatedSouvenir Photo Album Headlines JIS Golden Jubilee Activities RelatedSouvenir Photo Album Headlines JIS Golden Jubilee Activitieslast_img read more

Flyers announce elite partnership with Dough Ballers Pizzeria

first_imgThe Bristol-based company, who recently opened a new restaurant in the sports bar at Ashton Gate Stadium, will feature their company logo on the front of the Flyers’ home and away playing shorts for the upcoming campaign.Dough Ballers Pizzeria will also be screening Bristol Flyers basketball on the largest indoor pub screen in the country at Ashton Gate Stadium, with further details to be confirmed.“Everyone at Dough ballers pizzeria is excited to be sponsoring the Flyers for the first time,” said Dough Ballers’ owner and founder, Chris Leech.“After hosting their annual new season launch event, it was great to meet all of the players in person. They’re a great group of gentlemen who had time for everyone in the room.“It will take a long time for us to get bored of seeing our logo on the Bristol Flyers’ shorts this season. As a new company to Ashton Gate, we look forward to enjoying great nights with the Flyers and wish the team all the best for the upcoming campaign.”last_img read more

Price stymies stadium project

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates“The cost of construction keeps going up, and we were not able to pass the bond, so everything is getting cut back.” At a special meeting Monday, the school board rejected the bids. The board will consider seeking new bids in phases or redesigning the project. Plans had also included a $1.9 million proposal for a new parking lot but that was canceled after bids came in at double the amount, trustee Al Beattie said. The delay will not affect the upcoming school year’s football season because all of Antelope Valley High’s home games have been scheduled at other fields, trustees said. The new stadium will be shared by Antelope Valley and Eastside high schools. The city of Lancaster is contributing $4.5 million in redevelopment funds toward the project. “It’s very frustrating. We all know prices have been increasing. It took the state 19 months to approve the plans. In part, the delays are existing in school construction that shouldn’t be there,” Beattie said. “Then there were a lot of additional requirements made by the county to the structure which weren’t anticipated.” Administrative staff recommended scaling back the stadium project by installing portable restrooms rather than concrete-block ones and by eliminating a visitor-side snack bar and wind barriers. “I’m hopeful we will get the initial group of bids out, on demolition and off-site improvements, and then have a work study and have the architect show us something more than building bleachers,” Beattie said. “We need to do something there. The community needs something there that will help improve overall conditions.” Higher construction district officials to announce in March they would have to get Eastide High School’s permanent campus developed in phases, rather than all at once, after the sole construction bid came in nearly 50 percent over the estimated cost of $95 million. [email protected].com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Plans for a new stadium at Antelope Valley High School will be revised after the low construction bid came in at nearly twice the original estimate. The lower of two bids was $10.2 million, said Antelope Valley Union High School District trustees. “I was very disappointed,” said board president Donita Winn. “We are going to end up reconfiguring the stadium. “It will probably end up looking like (Knight High School’s) stadium. It’s a nice stadium but not a state-of-the-art stadium that we had hoped to build for A.V.” last_img read more

Detroit User Experience: How to Find Your Dream UX Job

first_imgLooking for a job in the user experience (UX) field in metro Detroit? Whether you’re a user experience designer, usability analyst, interaction designer, recent or soon-to-be college graduate, or someone new to the UX field looking for the perfect job, we invite you to join us for our October Detroit User Experience meetup.On Thursday, October 22, a panel of local hiring managers and recruiters companies will answer your questions about finding your dream UX job. Our panelists include hiring managers and recruiters from MRM, General Motors, Answer Lab, Conexess, Vitamin T, Quicken Loans, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to ask:What types of UX jobs are available?What skills/experience do you need to get a UX job?What type of education/training do you need to get a UX job?Do you need to have a portfolio? What if you signed a confidentiality agreement?Do you need to know how to build or design websites?What types of software/prototyping tools should you be able to use?What salary can you expect?What are some important do’s and don’t’s in a UX interview?This event is ideal for anyone interested in finding their first UX job, transitioning into UX from a related job, transferring to a different UX role, or anyone thinking it’s time for a job change. Meetup Information and RegistrationThe meetup is Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Pre-registration ($5.00 cost) is required by October 21. We’re meeting at the Cass Cafe in midtown Detroit (directions and map). Cass Cafe is located 4620 Cass Avenue, south of Forest.ParkingFree parking is available along Cass Avenue. You can also find metered parking on Warren Avenue, a couple blocks away, next to Wayne State University. I hope you’ll join us for the panel discussion, networking, and food. Special thanks to Conexess and Vitamin T for graciously sponsoring our meetup. We appreciate your support of Detroit User Experience and our events. See you October 22nd! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedFebruary 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsIf you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”User Experience Groups in Metro DetroitWhen I attended my first Internet User Experience conference in Ann Arbor in the mid-2000’s, I knew I wanted to get involved with local user experience groups. The people I met at the conference were doing all the things I found fascinating about the web: user research, usability testing, and…In “User experience”Recap: Ignite UX Michigan 2014Ignite UX Michigan 2014 was a great success, with over 150 user experience professionals gathering in downtown Ann Arbor on October 22 for five-minute presentations focused on usability. Organized by Mike Beasley and Whitney Ferdon, it was an evening of inspiring talks and a reunion for UX professionals and students,…In “Event/meeting recap”last_img read more

Housing corruption: millions recovered

first_img18 August 2010 A national audit task team appointed by South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements has recovered R44-million and arrested 1 910 government officials who were illegally benefiting from housing subsidies. The recovered money has been ploughed back into the department for use in human settlement grants. Speaking at a media briefing detailing the progress of the task team in Pretoria on Monday, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said it had made excellent headway in cracking down on corrupt officials who had abused housing subsidies. The task team, headed by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), was appointed by Sexwale last year. “Now the focus is on housing syndicates – which are of increasing concern – and on dodgy contractors,” the minister said, adding that 20 problematic housing projects worth R2-billion had been identified. The SIU travelled to all nine provinces, identifying the top 10 dodgy contracts in each province, which was then narrowed down to a list of 20. A total of 10 246 housing projects were assessed by the investigators. “Their work is already bearing fruit. Already, a conveyancing attorney in KwaZulu-Natal has been charged with 142 counts of fraud and theft. Two criminal cases [have been opened] in respect of a contractor and engineer who defrauded the department of more than R10-million,” the minister said. Investigations are also under way into syndicates that are selling and renting state-owned houses, primarily in Gauteng, North West and KwaZulu-Natal. The SIU has also been asked to investigate the National Home Builders’ Registration Council, which provides a quality control function to housing contractors. “A number of complaints have come in recent months from members of the public, from Parliament and from political parties. These complaints have been forwarded to the SIU for investigation, and a report is expected,” Sexwale said. The head of the SIU, Willie Hofmeyr, said the unit would now focus largely on contractors who had failed to deliver. “We hope, together with the department, to send a strong message – that people will be prosecuted where there has been wrong-doing. We want to send this message out with the hope of cleaning up the system,” Hofmeyr said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The First Google Chrome Extensions: Block Ads, Check PageRank, and Use IE8 Accelerators

first_imgDuring the Google I/O conference this week, one of the presentations from Day 1 was on the subject of Google Chrome’s extension system. The long-awaited feature will finally deliver what Firefox and IE users have had for ages: a way to add more tools, services, and additional features to the browser.If you’re playing around with one of the developer builds of Google Chrome, you can test drive this feature before it makes its public debut. Already, there are a handful of extensions available including an ad-blocker called AdSweep, a PageRank checker, and Cleeki, an extension that ports IE8 Accelerators to Chrome. About Extensions in ChromeAccording to articles from both Google Operating System and CIO, here’s what we know about how extensions work in Chrome, as described during that I/O presentation:Extensions use HTML, JavaScript, and CSS so they’re easy for developers to write.You don’t need to restart the browser after installing an extension (hurray!)Extensions will work in all future versions of the browser. Developers won’t need to update their extensions with each new release. (No more abandoned extensions!) Extensions will run as separate processes: one per extension. Extensions can appear at the bottom of the browser. During the demo, an add-on that displayed new stories from Google Reader was shown in a bar at the bottom of the browser.Google will control the look of extension buttons to keep Chrome’s UI uncluttered and consistent. Google will build an extension gallery where developers can submit extensions and users can find extensions to install.Extensions Available NowThere are already some interesting extensions under development, which you can test out now in a developer build of Chrome.AdSweepAdSweep is an add-on that hides advertising on web page you visit similar to how AdBlock works. It uses JavaScript to adjust the CSS of a page and is also available as a user script. Page Rank for ChromePage Rank for Chrome (shouldn’t that be “PageRank?”) is a simple extension that shows the Google PageRank for the current web site. CleekiPerhaps the most fascinating of the three, however, is Cleeki, an extension that delivers the functionality of IE8’s Accelerators to other browsers, a list that now includes Chrome. Accelerators are one of the newest (and best) features in the most recent version of Internet Explorer. Available from the right-click menu, they let you quickly perform actions that would have previously required opening a separate web page (e.g. “map this,” “translate this,” “find on Facebook,” “define this,” “email this,” “Digg this,” etc.)With Cleeki installed (read how to here), you can do many of those same actions, although its appearance is somewhat different. IE8 accelerators are listed in a small right-click menu, but Cleeki actually opens up a secondary window like a pop-up where you can choose from the available actions and see the results. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Related Posts Tags:#Browsers#Features#Google#NYT#Product Reviews#web The size of that window may turn off some users, so it’s a shame that Google Chrome doesn’t currently allow for a user preference system since Cleeki is actually very customizable (size, skin, behavior, etc.). According to the Cleeki blog, there’s a hacking way to customize it, but they haven’t shared that info yet…perhaps they will in the future. Developers, Write Your Own ExtensionsIn the meantime, while we wait for this feature to hit the public build of Chrome, developers can get cracking writing their first Google Chrome extensions. For help getting started, they should check out these sample extensions and this tutorial which demonstrates how to write a simple extension.If you’re a developer who has built an extension for Chrome, let us know about it in the comments!last_img read more

Why donors stop their support

first_imgI recently hosted a guest post by Jay Love on the great donor exodus. He covered how to determine how many donors you are keeping – and losing. Today, he’s back with another guest post to discuss WHY they leave. Please share this post, because understanding why donors quit is the first step to getting them to stay. The author, Jay Love, is the former CEO of eTapestry. He is currently CEO of Bloomerang and SVP of Avectra while serving on numerous local and national nonprofit boards. By Jay LoveWith the extreme importance of the topic my title introduces, you would think there would be a large amount of research and hundreds of articles about it. Unfortunately, that is not the case.The cornerstone of support and funding of most charity causes around the world is a dedicated group of loyal supporters. For smaller charities, this may be less than 100 people including the board of directors. Larger charities rely on the support of thousands of multi-year supporters from various channels. How in the world then could this phenomenon of “loyalty to a cause” not be studied as much, if not more so, than the fuel economy in vehicles or weather patterns in Antarctica? Should not every charity in the world know what causes sudden or the not so sudden departure of its loyal supporters and design methods or systems to alleviate those causes? My previous guest blog post for Katya outlined how even a small 10% improvement in donor retention could double the lifetime revenue stemming from your donors in your database. Therefore, the incentive should be there!As I did in my previous post, I am going to compare research pulled from the commercial sector. In this case, we will look at why a commercial customer leaves. Are there parallels to the reasons why donors leave? Can the immense amount of research compiled by commercial business on this topic and more importantly the systems designed to reduce the likelihood of those reasons happening be copied in some manner? My answer is yes! Notice the comparison of reasons in the Nonprofit Donor Loyalty Primer below. (Problems viewing this infographic? Go here.)The research is pulled from our chief scientist Adrian Sargeant and from The Rockefeller Corporation Although both sides of the image show why the customers or donors are heading to the exit, there is a higher percentage based upon the ability to financially afford on the donor departure side. This is not surprising since supporting a nonprofit is discretionary compared with purchasing food or paying for lodging, transportation, clothing, etc. The biggest lesson for nonprofits, which rely on donor support for all or some portion of their operating budget, is how vital proper communication processes and messages are. Notice how the following items add up to 53% of the reasons why donors leave:1. Thought the charity did not need them 5%2. No information on how monies were used 8%3. No memory of supporting 9%4. Never thanked for donating 13%5. Poor service or communication 18%Just imagine what a solid communication plan built upon a top notch CRM/Database solution could do for each item above. Since loyalty is based upon strong relationships and relationships grow via proper and regular communications, efforts in this area can provide huge upward surges in loyalty and financial support! What do you think is it worth the extra effort here?last_img read more

Can Peer to Peer Fundraising Work for Your Nonprofit?

first_imgCan Peer to Peer Fundraising Work for Your Nonprofit? All nonprofits need money to operate and fulfill their missions. If you are one of the vast majority of nonprofit groups that rely on donations from many sources, either alone or in conjunction with larger grants and charitable donations, then crowdfunding for non profit organizations may be a very valuable tool for you.Peer to peer is a popular form of crowdfunding for non profit organizations, and in its simplest form, you have participated in it if you have ever asked your donors to “spread the word” to their friends and family. That’s really what this form of nonprofit fundraising is all about—asking your supporters to engage their personal networks with your campaign, and specifically, to give money.Peer to Peer is VersatileThere are several different ways to run peer to peer fundraising, and an unlimited number of ways to be creative about it. Like the more well-known crowdfunding projects, peer to peer can be set up to raise funds for a particular project with a definite end date. An example of this might be raising $20,000 by March 31st to build an additional kennel at an animal shelter. There is a target date and a set amount. You can easily share graphics that show how much progress has been made toward the specific goal, and reiterate the deadline to create a sense of urgency.The Personal AppealA more personal approach can be taken in peer to peer fundraising, in which you reach out to your base of supporters and engage them with the current fundraising effort, whether it is a distinct project or an annual fund drive. You then ask them to serve as your ambassadors and to set their own goals to raise money from their personal networks. In this case, you need to supply them with information, images and brief statements that are easily shared by social media, etc. Your supporters are launching from their existing relationships, and each of the people they enlist can come up with their own ideas for how to best present the cause to their own connections.Peer to peer success depends on your network of supporters, but also on how well you support them. Be sure to provide everything they need to succeed!Network for Good has a blog with more free information on how to be successful at nonprofit fundraising. We also have specialists available to discuss how we can help you get the most out of your peer fundraising efforts, so contact us today or call 1-888-284-7978last_img read more

Going Viral: A Small Nonprofit Gets National Attention

first_imgHow does a small nonprofit go viral and capture attention on the national stage? I set out to learn the answer from a Network for Good customer that has achieved the biggest exposure opportunity any business, organization, or individual could hope for: a commercial spot during the Super Bowl. At first, Estella was suspicious of the media. Local and national networks approached her several times after people in her community starting talking about Estella’s Brilliant Bus, but she turned them away. It wasn’t until she turned to some resources at a local college that things changed. Estella’s contact at the college told a friend about Estella’s work, who told her husband, who happened to be a producer for CNN. The producer got in touch with Estella right away. With the promise that she could review the story before its broadcast, Estella agreed to some media exposure. After the CNN spot, Estella was booked for more media appearances, and the passion and excitement around Estella’s Brilliant Bus grew. Small nonprofits like Estella’s can be hesitant to relinquish control over something that feels so personal out of fear of judgment or providing misinformation. But when we arm our supporters with the right to tell the story, that’s when “viral” happens. Estella’s Brilliant Bus was featured in Microsoft’s Super Bowl ad this year. And the Super Bowl was just one appearance from the past 18 months: Estella has appeared on Dr. Oz and Oprah and was named a CNN Hero of the Year. Be a business. Let’s focus on every part of our process to deliver programs. Are our programs easy to understand? Where are the risks? Let’s spend time making ourselves a well-organized and program-focused delivery machine. We owe it to our constituents and those telling our story to be the best we can be. Estella started with an idea, a bus, and her life savings. As she started researching how to make her organization operational, she found that she wasn’t the only one delivering technology or education to underserved communities—but her delivery mechanism was completely unique. Estella’s Brilliant Bus was the only self-sufficient mobile technology teaching facility in the world! It’s important for your staff, constituents, donors, and volunteers to understand what’s unique about what you do. To be noticed, your work must be noticeable. Continue to do good work. I talked with the organization’s founder and sole staff member, Estella Pyfrom, to understand the story behind the exposure. Going in, I thought I might find a replicable strategy around networking, PR, and elevator pitches, but after talking with Estella, I realized what I should have been expecting all along: It starts with mastering your nonprofit basics. Estella never stops moving or gets caught up in her own success. When we discussed how she feels about all the attention, Estella quickly responded, “I haven’t had a chance to be nervous or realize how big this has become. I’m too focused on achieving the vision I have for this business.” Her actions are true to her words: When presented with the 5,000 Points of Light award, she refused to fly cross-country to accept the award and drove her bus instead. Along the way, she stopped in cities to provide services to children. To date, Estella has served more than 61,000 children. She has no plans to slow down until Estella’s Brilliant Bus is a movement that puts a bus in every major U.S. city, and then worldwide. It’s a good reminder that landing big media attention is not the goal—it’s a means to touch more people and expand your reach.center_img After that, let’s encourage and empower everyone we know to tell our story far and wide. Tell your story to others. So, the next time your executive director asks you how to land that big media attention, reply: Finally, remember that big media attention isn’t the goal. It’s an opportunity to get more volunteers, donors, and supporters, and the by-product is awareness about our organization. When I asked Estella about the keys to success, her immediate answer was that planning has made all the difference. The past two to three years have been about refining the model for delivering technology in a mobile facility to children in underprivileged areas. She knows where the bus will drive each day and how many kids they’ll serve, and she has backup engagements if a school or community has a last-minute cancellation. Delivering unique services with flawless execution has ensured that Estella’s Brilliant Bus maintains its positive reputation. The message is clear: Over-deliver your mission’s promise. Find your special sauce. We need to find what’s unique about our organization and let our work, communication, and story revolve around that concept. Let’s make sure everyone understands why we’re different.last_img read more