Leadership Ideas from Dr. Jim Benson

Dr. Jim Benson, Riverside Military Academy

Slightly more than two years ago, Dr. Jim Benson became President of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. Already his leadership has generated progressive changes–with more to come.

During his guest appearance in “The Communication Corner”–the program that I host weekly on WBCX-FM, “The Voice of Brenau,” with the vital assistance of co-host Kristina Rhoades–Dr. Benson explained his ideas about leadership and talked about RMA, including:

–Milestone events in the history of RMA
–Mission of the Academy
–Community service given by the cadets
–Value of athletics as a learning experience
–Why RMA launched a philanthropy program, and what it accomplishes
–His highly-decorated Marine Corps career
–Books he considers helpful for aspiring leaders
–How compliments improve individual and group morale

HEAR DR. BENSON’S IDEAS ABOUT LEADERSHIP
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CONTACT DR. JIM BENSON
E-mail: mailto:jbenson@riversidemilitary.com

Web site: http://www.riversidemilitary.com

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Amanda Griffin, Champion Fund Raiser

Charitable Giving Professional Amanda Griffin

Amanda Griffin–Vice President for Advancement at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia–joined me in “The Communication Corner,” the interview program I host at 9:00 a.m. every Tuesday on WBCX, 89.1 FM, “The Voice of Brenau.” Brenau rebroadcasts the program at 6:00 a.m. Thursday for those who missed it the first time.

Following six years as a fund raising consultant, Amanda came to Riverside to help expand the Academy’s charitable giving program. Her leadership has generated a strong increase in giving.

TOPICS OUR INTERVIEW COVERED
When you listen to our sixty-minute interview, you’ll hear Amanda’s comments about these and other topics:

–How has the declining economic climate impacted charitable giving?
–Where do most of America’s contributed dollars come from? Major foundations or individuals?
–What is “Planned Giving”? After all, aren’t all gifts planned?
–The major reasons people make charitable contributions
–How special events, such as golf tournaments and charity balls, boost financial support
–Why gifts of very modest amounts matter greatly to charities
–Explaining the term “not for profit” as applied to charities
–Why people become professional fund raisers

CONTACT AMANDA GRIFFIN
You can call Amanda at 770-538-2924 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              770-538-2924      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or e-mail her:
mailto:agriffin@riversidemilitary.com

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