Post written by Jason Terry, Entrepreneur | Social Coach | Web Developer | Scuba Instructor | Guitar Player | Cruise Traveler | Lego Collector
Many of you know that we adopt a not-for-profit on a quarterly basis. We donate our time and knowledge, and love giving back to the community. Recently, we adopted the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation.
I met Kathy Nelson , President and CEO of the Sports Commission, through our mutual friend, Dara Macan. After that brief meeting, we decided we needed to get together to talk more about the Sports Commission and Blue Gurus.
Kathy is AWESOME. She has so much passion, and it comes through in everything she does. I learned a ton about the Sports Commission and the many ways they affect sports in Kansas City.
If you aren’t familiar with the KC Sports Commission and Foundation, watch the inspirational 5 minute video at the end of this post and see Kathy in action!
Mic and I met with their team for two hours to talk about their current strategy with their website, Facebook, Twitter, content creation, content calendar and more.
The Sports Commission is really three unique organizations under one umbrella, so they’ve got a TON of content. They had a good handle on many of the best practices we dug into together, but needed help when it came to LinkedIn and general blogging strategy.
We spent a good amount of our time together talking about LinkedIn. How LinkedIn would be so valuable to the Sports Commission by connecting with vendors and sponsors in the business community. We also talked about the fact that regular status updates on LinkedIn would keep the Sports Commission top of mind with their business connections.
We enjoyed getting to know the team that Kathy has pulled together. They are driven, smart and passionate about sports and getting as many people involved as possible.
It was interesting… we started our time together late on a Friday afternoon and we were all a little tired from the busy week. But once we got going, the energy level in the room skyrocketed, we started laughing and joking, and everyone was excited about the possibilities of using LinkedIn more effectively. It’s another avenue for spreading the news about all the great things going on with sports in Kansas City!
We loved working with Kathy and her team and look forward to seeing their renewed efforts on LinkedIn and blogging in the months to come!