One Year Later

A year ago this month, we decided to start Dream On 3.  We had no idea what we were doing and knew nothing about running a charitable organization.  Through the loving support of our family and friends and by seeking out the Lord’s guidance and wisdom, we are proud to say that we have survived year 1!
Here are some of the things I learned about running a non-profit.
Lessons Learned in Year 1:

10) When you’re not paying someone, you can’t simply go after their hands and backs…you have to get their hearts!

9) Don’t measure success by immediate reactions or outward signs of gratitude….you may not always get it.
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8) Everybody knows somebody! We are so thankful that we know people that know people.
7) Forget your pride and everything you were ever taught about talking to people about money.  If you don’t ask….you don’t get!
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6) Non-profits are competing for the same dollars as for-profit businesses, but are expected to play by a different set of rules.
5) People are good!  Given the chance to lend a helping hand or make a difference in their community…99.9% of people would say they will help.
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4) 2-3% of those people will actually take the time or steps required to get involved.  This is especially true of us southerners (myself included).  We really do mean well…bless our hearts!
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3) Believe it or not….sometimes the story relayed by the media is not exactly the story you were trying to tell.
2) No one understands hope and faith better than a child.
1) God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.
-Brandon Lindsay, Founder of Dream On 3 
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Thank you to all of our friends and family who have helped us along the way, we couldn’t do it without you!
Learn more about Dream On 3 at www.dreamon3.org. Visit our “Ways to Help” page to see ways you can help us make more dreams come true!
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Meet Donald

Hey Dreamers!

Check out our NYY Dream Experience video! We would like to thank Donald Wilson, CEO of Blach Collar Entertainment, for graciously agreeing to document another Dream Experience for us.

Donald first brought his talents and time to us for our 1st Dream Experience with Nicholas earlier this year. Thanks to Donald, we can share moments from Dream Experiences with you. The videos are also a treasure that our Dream Kids can reminisce on and share with their family and friends.

Videographer Donald Wilson on our NYY Dream Experience Photo Cred: Themba Imagery

Videographer Donald Wilson on our NYY Dream Experience
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Blach Collar Ent. is a full service production company that provides videography and photography for a wide range of events. If you or someone you know is looking for a talented videographer visit http://www.bce4.com/#!about-us/cisx.

Thank you Donald!

Videographer Donald Wilson with DO3 Founder Brandon Lindsey.
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