Two of the "founding" board members of DSAIA (and steering committee members) talk to Deanna Tharpe of DSAIA about the past and future of the trade association. Mac Macsovits (Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association) and Amy Van Bergen (consultant with Global Down Syndrome Foundation) discuss the history of DSAIA in this interview recorded at the DSAIA 2018 Leadership Conference in Denver.
Sandy Rees, CEO of Get Fully Funded, joins DSAIA Live to talk about how relationships are the key to successful fundraising. Sandy discusses how to build your donor base, donor-focused communications, and the importance of building relationships.
Heather Sachs, Policy and Advocacy Director at the National Down Syndrome Congress, joins DSAIA to discuss grassroots advocacy. The chat goes in-depth on the GOP tax bill and the effects it will have on persons with disabilities. Also in the discussion are upcoming issues and the new NDSC program NDAC which is all about the grassroots movement.
DSAIA visits with Jay Wilkinson, founder and CEO of Firespring, to discuss work culture, the overhead myth, and new and exciting ways to work smarter and not harder.
Karen Bowersox of Downs Designs Dreams and William Herron of NBZ Jeans sit down with DSAIA to talk about the changes made in the last year. Bringing a customized clothing line to the Down syndrome community, Karen is well-known and celebrated in the community. Recently, she's made some big changes in the structure of Downs Designs. William Herron, a Navy veteran, works with Karen on the NBZ Apparel side to provide even more options to a wider market in need.
DSAIA sits down with Dr. Brian Skotko to discuss the findings of a 4-year research project on Down syndrome in the United States. The results are quite extraordinary.
Stephanie Meredith (National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Diagnosis at the University of Kentucky) and Heather Bradley (Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network) talk about prenatal outreach resources available to our community. Courtney Dunevant talked to the duo after their presentation at the DSAIA conference in Cincinnati in February 2017.
Dana Wells with ds-connex sits down with Courtney Dunevant at DSAIA in Cincinnati. They talk about how it's never too early to start planning your walk and how online promotion can spur on fundraising as early as 4 months prior to your walk.