in the junior league, we have three different areas of focus that expose us to different aspects of running a nonprofit: membership (the people in the organization), projects (what we do in the community) and fundraising (how we financially support what we do in the community).
as i mentioned before, our league is not the white gloved, bridge-playing stereotypes from the movies, but rather a modern evolution of that league. we are younger, both single and married, working outside the home, and staying home with children. the things that had ‘worked’ to bring us together or give us a social outlet look different today than before.
so, i was thrilled that one of the fundraising events for us this year was a beer tasting at north loop wine and spirits: i could donate to the league, and meanwhile, glean some personal knowledge that I wanted to learn. and i could bring along bear (as opposed to convincing him to attend a bunny brunch) and other friends to further raise money!