Volunteerism, Work and Mixing the Two: A Distributor Shares Her Story
After my blog a few weeks back about Jay Deutsch's charity work and giving, reader Jane Nelson-Halverson, owner of Dakota Promotions & Printing, Bismarck, North Dakota, left a comment about her own work for a similar cause. I decided to interview her about her experiences, partially because they're so admirable and emotionally gripping, but also because she mentioned she does promotional work for the charity she volunteers at, which I thought raised a couple interesting and worthwhile business questions. ("Is it hard promoting something so serious?" "How do you separate the personal and professional sides of things when you're selling to a charity you also volunteer at?" etc.) Our conversation, carried out through email, is reproduced below.