Unexpected Offers – 03/08/2016

Sometimes, you’re walking along in life, and there’s an unexpected surprise. It could be finding a five dollar bill on an empty street, or a bakery on a street where you didn’t expect one, or a beautiful flower poking up through a crack in the pavement.

Or sometimes, it comes from another person- a suggestion to get together for coffee, a cogent piece of advice, an offer to introduce you to a colleague with a job opening, or a stranger engaging in a random act of kindness.

In the last year, I’ve been fortunate to have experienced a virtual stream of such offers. From the initial suggestion that I start an organization which helps bridging agencies share information, to the chain of events which resulted in our board member Maryanna Milton leading a session at the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) Conference last year, we have been presented with exciting opportunities, at the suggestion of others.

This month, I was reviewing the links from our web-site to our partners, and our partners links back to us, reminding those who didn’t yet have one that they should present our logo with a link to PBDD. A contact at one of our partner agencies, Steve Black at TechBoomers, had seen our logo and thought it could be improved upon. He generously offered to sponsor a designer to look at it. Being no graphic artist myself, I gladly accepted the offer. After several iterations, with feedback from Steve and the folks at PBDD, we are very happy with our new logo:

PBDD-logo-2016

I’m very grateful to Steve, not only for helping fund and design the logo, but for making me appreciate the joy in unexpected offers.

TechBoomers.com is an eLearning website with 65+ free courses that teach inexperienced technology users how to use popular websites and apps like LinkedIn, eBay, Uber, and Instagram.

 

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