The Jaycees Through the Years: Charles Lindbergh

For over the 93 years, the United States Junior Chamber – or the Jaycees – has, some very bright and famous names become members of our organization. Did you know that before he was the first person in history to travel on a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh became a member of the Jaycees? Together, the Jaycees and Lindbergh helped make history. … Continue reading The Jaycees Through the Years: Charles Lindbergh

Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

Over the last few weeks, we have showcased the Jaycees primary public policy platform – the U.N.’s Millennial Development Goals. Chapters all over the country host thousands of events that raise awareness and help the United Nations come closer to completing their objectives. Unfortunately, the biggest struggle for any organization’s cause is coming up with the funds to help support their event. A great solution … Continue reading Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Kris Wilke joined the Fergus Falls Jaycees in 1996 and was immediately nominated (and added) to its board. Because of her job at a local radio station, Public Relations Vice President (PRVP) was the perfect fit for her. After serving as PRVP, Kris then served in multiple capacities: President, Community Development Vice President, Management Vice President and Secretary. Kris has won numerous state awards, including … Continue reading 7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Fundraising in the Digital Age

Oftentimes, members of the Jaycee are also involved in nonprofit organizations – serving either on executive boards or as volunteers. In the past, volunteers spent time making direct phone calls, organizing letter-writing campaigns and even going door-to-door – all in the name of fundraising. It’s no secret that people spend millions of dollars online every year, but now organizations are hopping on the bandwagon and … Continue reading Fundraising in the Digital Age