The Craft of Leadership
Monday marked the four-month anniversary of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters, and we are happy to report that Handmade For Japan’s fundraising efforts have resulted in over $93,000 specifically allocated for GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Most importantly, that figure is part of an incredible $6.7 million dollars that have been given to GlobalGiving’s Japan programs as a whole. As a result, it was a tremendous honor for us to have been invited to co-present (with Gilt Groupe) for GlobalGiving’s New York Leadership Council at a meeting hosted by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. We feel so grateful to be given the opportunity to speak to this accomplished crowd and feel so proud of GlobalGiving’s amazing work in the world.
After the meeting, head of Crafts, Hannah Milman, kindly gave us a tour of the offices and studios which span one and half city blocks. Don’t let this picture fool you, the place was bustling with hundreds of people hard at work designing new products, testing out recipes, laying out magazine spreads, and a million other cool jobs. Visually, it was a sight to behold!
As you can imagine, this was one of our favorites areas with impeccably organized racks of color coordinated ceramics. What a treat! It was hard to come away not being terribly impressed with the scope and professionalism of this company. Thanks Hannah and all those at Martha Stewart for hosting us!