September 16, 2012
NPR’s New Top Fundraiser Seeks to Build Collaboration With Local Stations
As a painfully shy little girl, Monique Hanson wanted to connect to other people but struggled to find a way. It was fund-raising that helped her gain a voice.
Selling cookies or raffle tickets for school or clubs she belonged to bolstered her confidence. Fundraising “gave me a vehicle to relate to people in a purposeful way,” Ms. Hanson says. “I felt I didn’t have enough to say, something important to say.”
The courage she built during her