The Art of Giving: Exploring the Rockefeller’s $832M Art Auction for Charity

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

I was privileged to attend a panel discussion for collectors and philanthropists hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas in April. I learned all about the thinking and process to use art for charitable giving. Most of you may be aware of the most significant charity auction ever staged, The Collection of…

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Helpful, Free Resources for Small Business and Nonprofit Marketing

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

For small businesses and nonprofit organizations, free online tools and programs can be lifesavers for producing efficient and quality marketing. Most small enterprises have limited funds for paid software solutions, yet still have marketing needs to be met to woo customers, donors, volunteers, partners, and the like. Happily, this blog…

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Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Recently, I joined with Dallas-area leaders to embark on a candid discussion on race relations as part of the Year of Unity project event, “Together We Dine.” The brainchild of Reverend Richie Butler, Year of Unity is a collaborative movement among Dallas-area religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots, and government organizations,…

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What Do The City of Terrell and Sir Winston Churchill Have in Common?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Most know the U.S. joined WWII a few years after it began. But did you know that earlier we participated through the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, a means for the U.S. to provide military aid to foreign nations during the war? The United Kingdom recognized they would need to train…

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Celebrating Attitudes & Attire’s 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A charitable event like no other, Attitudes & Attire hosted their 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show today. Some 700 of us packed the Dallas Market Center to listen to powerful client stories, celebrate award winners, look at fashion, dine on a scrumptious veggie plate, and for a few lucky…

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What’s a gimbal? MPD’s newest way to keep up with fast-paced clients

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The videos and films we produce for you are about to get even better. Here’s why. Before Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam in the 1970s, bulky film equipment had to be mounted on dollies and pushed along tracks if the director wanted a smooth, natural shot. Besides the enormous amount…

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Celebrating 75 Years of Aviation History; Sharing Event Planning Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

We are honored to have been a part of a milestone celebration and event for our client, Terrell Municipal Airport. Recently the airport held the 9th Annual Flights of Our Fathers Air Show & Fly-In, and what a grand event it was! This is our fourth year working with Terrell…

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The Dash: The Meat & Meaning of Every Endeavor

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Over the weekend I attended a memorial service for my Cousin Johnny Moore. He had a wonderful, fulfilling 83+ years, so it was a celebration. On the drive to East Texas my Facebook feed popped up this most appropriate image from SoulSeeds. So fitting. More fitting than I imagined: Johnny’s…

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20 Years. 20,000+ Women. 1 Inspirational Mission & Founder.

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Twenty years. Where does the time go…and, why so fast? I’ve had the immense pleasure of helping launch Attitudes & Attire as part of its initial board of directors 20 years ago** and one of the early annual luncheon chairs and fundraising chairs. And for the past 15 years while…

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Three Tips to Improve Focus

Monday, September 14th, 2015

I had the tremendous privilege of becoming a Mom in June.  While I was on maternity leave navigating my new world of infant care, like every rookie mother, I suddenly became a multitasking machine.  Pick up a dropped burp cloth with my foot while unloading the dishwasher with one hand…

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