Comments on the 2005 
Volunteer to Sustain Cape Cod
Expo

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Comments on the 2005 Volunteer to Sustain Cape Cod Expo

 

Page 1:    Opening    Reception,   Grille 16

 

Page 2: CD Launch, Hyport Brewery; Breakfast, Four Points Sheraton; Training Sessions

 

Page 3:  Volunteer to Sustain Cape Cod Expo; Expo  Participation 

 

Page 4:  Expo Generally

 

Community Reaction to the "Joint Venture Cape Cod" Proposal

 

 

Expo Generally

We're pleased. We also can see lots of room for improvement.  It's one reason why we have reached out to other nonprofit groups under the umbrella and informal idea that we've named Joint Venture - Cape Cod.--ARL 


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"Your commitment to enhancing life on Cape Cod is an honorable one.  Thank you for doing such good work." 

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"Thanks for a great day at the Expo on Tuesday. The breakfast speakers were really inspirational, and I came away from the workshops with some good information and new contacts. I was wondering, did the CapeCorps Nonprofit Directory get printed?  Was it distributed at the Expo?"

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"I really enjoyed the day and will definitely attend again.  Time will tell how productive it was--gave out a number of volunteer applications and also did a lot of networking with other organizations.  Also distributed a lot of our brochures.  Overall, I felt that the exposure was good for our organization. The workshops were excellent--I was disappointed that I couldn't attend more of them, but that is always the case." 

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"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the Cape Corps Volunteer Expo.  My staff and I enjoyed the day tremendously. . . .  The Expo itself was very useful to me personally, as a networking opportunity with other nonprofits.  I enjoyed meeting colleagues from other groups and seeing the breadth of accomplishments by the nonprofit community on Cape Cod.  The Expo was useful to my organization as a way to build our image within the nonprofit community.  My staff and I talked with many groups about possible collaborations and other opportunities to work together (for example, education programs)."

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"Thank you to everyone for all of the hard work in planning the Expo."

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"The Expo appeared to be professionally run.  Nice work by your team."

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"Just wanted to say thank you for a great day on Tuesday at your Expo.  I met so many people!  I loved the workshops.  They were full of information!  It was a pleasure to meet you. I look forward to next year!"

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"We attended the Expo for the first time this year, the event was professionally run and looked great."

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"Overall, a great job. Jane certainly had things well organized and professionally done. . . . Our booth location was great. We got a lot of interaction. We will be back next year. Thanks for a job well done!!!!"

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"I was at our organization's booth all day.  We had a lot of interest from the public and other exhibitors.  We hooked up with Score, Gestalt Institute, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Hospice, and a law enforcement woman.  I personally signed up to be involved with Emergency Dispensing Sites and Dream for a Day Camp."

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"The entire Expo program, organization, crowd flow, and its upbeat environment were very well planned.  The booth common color background provided a real 'big' event feel. The schedule allowed more than sufficient time and access to all for all."

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"Universally felt to be well organized and run.  Liked the look of the room."

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"Overall, the Expo was quite successful. Breakfast got rave anecdotal reviews as did the workshops."

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"I was lucky enough to visit almost every booth and introduce myself and ask how things were.  Everyone said that the space looked really terrific, and most of them said they had already gathered volunteers." 

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"Our organization had a very successful Expo.  We signed up four very skilled volunteers.  Half were at the Expo because they were working at a booth as part of their paid work, the others were looking for volunteer opportunities.  I also talked with several others who were interested, but not good fits for us.  Representatives of other organizations collected our literature to pass on to their clients. 

"It seems to me that many of the people who exhibited and attended wear many hats and are connected to many projects.  I kept running into people I knew in other contexts -- former students, CCCC staff, people who show up at the same community meetings I attend, business people.  I had no idea most of them were also connected to their nonprofit group.  I also met lots of new people, whose projects interest me.  So I now see many more possibilities for our organization to provide services, many more possible partnerships.   Whether or not these possibilities become realities will depend upon our staff's following through and our ability to cultivate the new relationships. . . .  This was a very valuable opportunity for our organization. Thank you for providing it."

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September 09, 2005