We asked people what they thought. This is what they told us. We are grateful for these kind words, and glad to be helpful!
“I think this will be a big thing. People are so sick of opening the newspaper and getting depressed. This offers hope.” ~ Gus Mavrudis, Black Belt Academy
“I would say that what I find unique about the work and why I appreciate the content is that it is primarily a humanist-driven approach to the world. To that end, I find that the value that is brought is in amplifying human connections. Many services and social media provide the ability to network, but your services amplify connections between people through providing message platforms and highlighting/advocating for their work. I also find that you have a baseline value-set that links what others would otherwise view as disparate, so I am drawn to the content to hear about both interesting people and events/ top issues back home. It also has an optimistic tone which is unique - much of today's news as well as advocacy has a negative slant. Yours is the message of ‘think global, act local’ that reminds me good things are happening everywhere, we just don't always see it.” ~ Danielle Alexander, Owner Studio AKA Landscape Architecture
“No one else shines the light on the people and issues that you both help to illuminate. It’s valuable in helping one stay informed on what many people may consider ‘in-side baseball.’” ~ Craig Fligstein, Chief Grant Officer, VP Community Impact, The United Way of LI
You are valuable connectors and advisors. You know the Long Island landscape as well as the players who are positioned to help people reach their goals. You not only introduced me to folks I never would have met on my own, but took the time to schedule and set up lunches and dinners to bring us together. Your knowledge, skill, professionalism, and kindness are wonderful. Thank you very much. ~ Allen Hecht, Attorney, Teacher, Founder of Kindness Hall
“The value both of you bring to the table is your network. It's not an ordinary network, though. Where most people make introductions based on business done in the past whom they may know on some personal level, I feel like you each have much deeper connections because you've volunteered/worked/collaborated side by side with so many individuals, non-profit organizations, and professionals. It brings a unique vibe to any introduction you've made for me in the past.” ~ Elissa Oransky, Huntington Community Leader
“You have brought a level of insight and understanding of me and my needs beyond what anyone else has ever brought me. Because your insight is sometimes deeper than my own, you have helped me clarify my thoughts and feelings, which has helped me to grow. Due to the breadth of your knowledge and resources you have helped me see a broader picture than I would have seen without your help.” ~ Susan Karbiner, Local Activist
“Trudy and Katie brought unparalleled, passion, professionalism, and planning in their work. Their enthusiasm and ability to articulate the benefits of the leadership program we offered attracted many recruits, donors, and leaders around the community in diverse sections such as business, government, and not-for-profits. They implemented a series of themed workshops, a gala, networking events, and carried out the role of program ambassadors in the community. The public relations aspect was probably the most important benefit along with the workshops themselves. Through personal visits, attendance at community events, networking, the newsletter, and photographs to document the program and its players, they kept the organization's profile quite visible to current and future participants and supporters.” ~ Sharon Saudino, Former Board President, Leadership Huntington Katie is an incredibly talented, dynamic professional. She has the ability to assess an organizations needs while pulling solutions together to address them. She has the experience to combine fundraising, public relations, strategic planning and management all together without compromising the creative energy needed that keeps a mission of the organization intact. In a workforce full of colleagues who are often self important "specialists" with tunnel vision Katie is a breath of fresh air. She is a very giving and productive person who can be essential to an organization or business. Vision Long Island would not have achieved half or our goals without her. Cannot say enough good things. - Eric Alexander, Executive Director, Vision Long Island