Shameless Plug: ardentCause

So we mentioned in the “thank you” note from this past Thursday’s Support The Troops event that a little shameless plugging was in order for those who stepped up and really went above and beyond to help make things happen.

So here’s our first stop on the Great Shameless Plug Tour of 2012…

Thank you, ardentCause.

.facebook_242211633Specifically, thank you Kathleen Norton-Schock for the donation of a brand new Kindle.  Kathleen is a partner in ardentCause, and she’s been around since back in the original launch era.

From her profile:

“Experienced executive demonstrating excellent skills in marketing management, new business development, product/service launch and promotion, within the high technology (IT) industry, with a past specialization in diverse vertical markets (banking/finance, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services) and a growing experience in the nonprofit sector.

Extensive global background in diversified, progressive marketing, operations and sales management focused on IT with full profit/loss responsibility. Demonstrated expertise in development, launch and marketing of profitable solutions, worldwide.

Specialties: Full profit and loss management; product management; marketing management; interactive marketing plans and implementation; sales training; market research; market analysis; business planning; product/solution development and launch.”

The company in which she’s a partner, ardentCause, is setup exclusively to help non-profit organizations:


ardentCause exclusively serves the nonprofit industry.  Despite scarce resources, facing big challenges, those who “do good” can accomplish even more with the right technology tools and technology assistance.

ardentCause delivers  software solutions and services to both foundations, and the charitable organizations they fund, to help them make the most accurate decisions, efficiently grow, build capacity, and fulfill their missions.

You can learn more about ardentCause and the great things they do by going here:

Kathleen can be found on LinkedIn here:

And we’ve figured out exactly where that Kindle is going to land as well…

So, with all due sincerity…thank you again to both Kathleen for helping us out, for helping us support the troops, and for all that she and ardentCause do here in the area to help non-profits that aren’t chock full of geeks like ours happens to be.

Which triggers a thought…if any of you out there are looking to do a good deed or two and get involved, you might very well want to drop Kathleen and her crew a note and see what you can do to get more involved.