Even Louder

– Written by Kate McKinnie, Director of Development I’m not sure if you’re like me, but as I listen to Christian radio, often I hear a song that I absolutely love and cannot get enough of. Right now, that song is “Even Louder” by Stephen Malcom and Natalie Grant.  The lyrics say, “Even if the […]

Life-Saving Ministry! 

Written by Kate McKinnie, Director of Development In the world of development, our goal is to effectively tell the story of The Next Door’s services – whether that is one-on-one with donors, through grant funding applications, during special events or marketing efforts.  One “buzz-word” that is often used is that The Next Door is a […]

One Word for 2019

by Kate McKinnie, Director of Development of The Next Door For the past 8-9 years, I have chosen a word of the year.  I begin praying in December for how I want the next year to be different.  I pray for wisdom of what one word of focus could be to help me get there.  […]

Light Bulb Moments at The Next Door

by Kate McKinnie, Development and Events Manager at The Next Door One of my favorite things about working at The Next Door is hearing about or observing numerous “light bulb” moments that take place in a given day. They come from many different people who make up TND’s community (clients, family members, guests, current supporters) […]

Reflections from Our Event Planner

Kate McKinnie As an event planner for more than 15+ years, I can honestly say that the best part of the event is when it’s OVER! You spend months and months working on seating charts, guest lists, menu selection, thematic details and decorations and then, in a flash, all the hard work comes to fruition […]

Blog Post – Reflections from Elevator Rides at TND

Kate McKinnie In the last few months, my office moved from the first floor to the second floor of The Next Door. Prior to this, I only rode the elevator upstairs when I gave tours of the building. Now, I am up and down on the elevator multiple times each day and I get the […]

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