Clark returns to Indianapolis—His Hoosier Home State

October 19th brought a wonderful opportunity for Clark to speak to an Indiana Y Leadership conference.  Indianapolis CEO, Eric Ellsworth, was a splendid host who made us feel “at home”.  The crowd was attentive and friendly.  The books I brought to sell at the conference sold out!  Thanks to Eric and his staff for such a superb visit.

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Clark to Present in New Orleans NAYDO 2018 Conference–

Clark was selected to present at the NAYDO Conference (North American YMCA Development Organization) in New Orleans.  On April 24th at 5:15 pm, Clark will speak at a Pre-Conference session titled: Fifty Years of Fundraising Wisdom.  On Wednesday, April 25, he will participate in the Young Professionals Mentoring Session of Round B Hot Topics.  Hope to see many of you in New Orleans.http://conference.naydo.org

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“Your Book Now Joins Several Other Great Authors on My Bookshelf”

Thanks to Mark Pyle for the following review of my book: “I finished the book last night. It was a great read and brought back so many great YMCA memories. It also made me cry. Like Jimmy V (Valvano) said, ‘If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.  That’s a heck of a day.’  It also applies to great books. Your book now joins several other great authors on my bookshelf. You are now in the ranks of Tom Peters,…

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From Paula Shelton- Josten’s Printing

I was so moved by this email from Paula Shelton, my printing rep, when my books arrived: “A very touching story from our shipping manager:  apparently the whole plant fell in love with the book while it was being produced.  There are make-ready sheets, that are necessary for the press to get up to ink density to start printing good sheets.  These are normally thrown away. But the folks who worked on the book, started cutting out certain quotes, and…

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Quotation from Philanthropy Media’s 2016 America’s Top Fundraising Professional

“The is a book about one of the most amazing men I have ever worked with.  But it’s far more than that.  It’s all about leadership and being a gifted motivator.  If you know Clark Baker, you will want to have this book.  If you don’t know him, you will find a lesson on every page.  You need to have this book.” Jerold Panas, executive Partner, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners

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Watch for These Upcoming Events

*YMCA Nashville Executive Meeting *January 2018- YMCA Campfire Conference – Blue Ridge, North Carolina   Clark and Carolyn are available to address a gathering of staff, community leaders or any interested group on the topics of: Empathetic Leadership, Non-Profit Trends, Telling Your Story, and Self-Publishing.  If you would like more information click the contact page for the booking information.  

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Camp Widji Wins Facebook Poll….in the end, BOTH camps win

Congratulations to Camp Widjiwagan who had the most favored votes on Facebook.  The poll brought attention to two outstanding YMCA camps:  Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville and Camp Cullen in Houston.  Camp Widji won with 58.7% of the votes. Over 500 people participated in the poll—thanks to all of you!  Clark and I decided that we would award both camps and send a child to each camp this summer.  If you wish to help these camps, please go to carolynbakerauthor.com and…

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Facebook Poll Enters Final Week–VOTE !

Would you like to help a child go to camp?  Go to poll.fbapplio and vote for one of two YMCA camps:  Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville or Camp Cullen in Houston.  Clark and I will give the camp with the most votes funds to send a child to camp this summer.  There’s only one week left.  In addition, if you purchase my book  and post a photo of you and the, tag me, and share which camp you want—that will be…

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