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David J. Neff

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Author/Consultant @ The Future of Nonprofits/Wiley

I help Non Profits and people for a living. I do that as a full-time Author and Consultant, at HelpAttack! and Lights. Camera. Help. I would say that I am a Teacher, Speaker, Blogger, Network Weaver, and Social Media Scientist. To pay the bills and have more of them I am the founder of my own non profit called Lights. Camera. Help. (LCH).

How I Got Here

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Undergraduate Degree(s): Public Relations
Favorite class(es): PR Classes and RTF Classes
Moving from college to career:

For over 9 years I worked at the American Cancer Society (ACS) where I directed all Web and Interactive strategies and online properties for 6 states. At ACS, my department managed the Division's eRevenue strategy, Social Networking/Media strategy, Online Community strategy, Film and PSA Production, and all online properties for the High Plains Division.

Career influences:

My main career influence would be my mentors at the University of Texas. People like David Junker, Ron Anderson and Meme Drumwright.

The Ups and Downs

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Long flexible hours, lots of travel, meeting hundreds of new people a month, taking your dogs to work, working from home, and a lot of volunteering for causes I love. I'll let you sort out the pros and cons.

Recommendations

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Make your own path and good things will follow.

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