Friday, June 28, 2013

Let's Take Ownership:Your Voice is Needed in NFB Focusgroups at National Convention!

Fellow Federationists,

The National Federation of the Blind is a strong, dynamic, organization like no other in the world. The Federation stays fresh and vibrant because we continue to take full ownership of our organization and bring new elements into our programs that keep us on the cutting edge. In advance of our 75th anniversary (2015) and with the tenth anniversary of our Jernigan Institute coming up (2014), we will be conducting some focus groups at the convention to gather data about the organization and its branding. The focus groups will explore a few questions about the NFB brand, key characteristics of the organization, and the elements that keep you engaged in Federation programs. Please consider volunteering an hour of your time to discuss a few questions about the Federation from your perspective.

We are planning five separate focus group times. You can only participate in one of the sessions but you should indicate all of the sessions you would be available to attend as we will select participants in order to get a cross section for each session.

The available focus group times are:
Group 1: Monday, July 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Group 2: Monday, July 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Group 3: Monday, July 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Group 4: Wednesday, July 3, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Group 5: Wednesday, July 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Please send an e-mail to Mika Baugh <> noting the time slots you would be available to attend. Please also provide a mobile phone number that we can use to confirm your participation with you during the convention. Finally, include your state affiliate in the message so we can get a wide range of geographic representation.

Thank you for your work to build the National Federation of the Blind!

Mark Riccobono

P.S. Share this message widely with Federationists planning to be at the convention.

Mark A. Riccobono, M.S.ed
Executive Director, Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2357
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Twitter: @Riccobono

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