Article published to Cooperation Works Newsletter 8/2019 It was early in the morning when Stephen McDow, Keystone Development Center’s (KDC) director of membership & development, along with his sons Sebastien and George-Arthur, left their home in rural Maryland for a … Continue reading A Day In The Life At Kamp Kenwood
The inclusive nature of co-operatives is one of the things he finds most exciting about the model. “No matter if you have a high school education, college education, or an advanced college degree, there are opportunities within the co-operative community … Continue reading Growing co-operatives on America’s east coast
Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019 Listen Now Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. for Everything Co-op, hosted by … Continue reading Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019
Stephen McDow, director of membership & development at the Keystone Development Center…The number of dollar stores has grown by 50% in the last eight years, he said. “Less than 1% of items sold in these stores is fresh produce. Essentially … Continue reading Coop News (UK): 2019 Co-op Retail Conference
Perhaps there is nothing more powerful in life as watching life blossom and watching life enter into its winter season. Recently, I had the pleasure to once again experience a life in its winter season breathe its last few hours on earth. Many are brought to an unwavering chill when talking about death; however, I add one additional element to this rather earthly experience. It is the experience of being in tune with the spirit of a person and knowing that at any moment God could nod and say, “It is so!” This moment of transition is a sort of … Continue reading Watching Life Transition From Earth To Heaven
The tension between marketing/communications and those that produce revenue, membership/development, is often challenging within an organization. Equally challenging, are leaders who do not see a value in establishing and maintaining synergy between marketing/communications and membership/development. Organizations lacking that synergy often grapple with having to solve disjointed departmental communications and operations, inconsistent brand messaging, poor text heavy marketing collateral, and ineffective call-to-action campaigns that bore the community of existing and potential stakeholders. Recently, a well-educated Ivy League graduate and senior leader at a Boston, Massachusetts area non-profit asked me a question while addressing the details of my professional background: How do … Continue reading Q&A: Is There Tension Between Marketing & Development? Exponential Success Depends On Synergy!
As you know, according to data collected by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention 5,740 children and teens were killed by guns between 2008 to 2009. Also, in the wake of the Newtown, CT shootings at an elementary school … Continue reading ACT NOW: 7 Year Old American Student Asks President & Congress For Greater Gun Protections
One posting on Mr. Miller’s Facebook page — from someone identified as Stephen McDow — said, “I am an Independent who grew up in Washington, DC. I currently live in Southern California. The actions from Rep. Joe Wilson (R) SC, … Continue reading Obama accepts Wilson’s apology