In February, several volunteers for the GCF in New York City met with board member Paul Gottsegen, who is the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for Mindtree Ltd. and was a close friend of GCF’s founder, JP Gallagher. The group brainstormed ideas for enhancing GCF’s profile on the east coast.
Among the strategies discussed were developing increased support from corporations and individuals, and increasing the use of digital platforms, such as social media tools Facebook and Twitter to draw traffic to GCF’s site. The group also discussed the possibilities for collaborating with the American Gastroenterological Association and others on materials and events.
In a follow up note to attendees of the meeting, Gottsegen said he was inspired by the group’s “overall energy level and your desire to find a way to make a difference.”
Any NYC-area volunteers who are interested in contributing to the group’s efforts are welcome to join. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.