Perfect Moment Monday: accomplishment

January 12, 2009

in Perfect Moment

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week.

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By night (OK, and day), I’m a blogger. But by day, I run an association for an educational nonprofit group.

Each summer, we train K-12 teachers from all over the world in a certain curriculum. More than 500 educators pounce on our registration website right after the new year to secure spots. It’s a complicated and lengthy process to get ready to open registration, and I’d been working on it since September.

In mid-December, we found out that our registration company we used wasn’t passing the revenue they collected for their clients to their clients. Had we been in the middle of registration, the $$ our customers had paid for our conference would not have made it to us.

So we dodged a bullet.

BUT. It was three weeks from the opening of our registration, and we had no means of taking registrations. Yikes!

Through personal contacts and through Twitter, I found people to (a) build our own system and (b) setup a way to take payments via credit cards. My suppliers and I worked through the holidays to create and test, test, test our customized system.

We opened this week with minimal snags.

We’re already halfway sold out.

I am stoked. Pretty darn pleased with myself. (And, of course, with my suppliers, who did the heavy lifting.)

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Cara April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Well Done!!! So, if I have any paperwork related questions – say about filing my 501(c)3 status application properly – then YOU are the person to ask, eh?I’m working on the 28 page bugger currently and hope to have it done soon!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is so cool, you did dodge a bullet, what a problemsolver. Great perfect moment, Lori, I love it!

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Well Done!!! So, if I have any paperwork related questions – say about filing my 501(c)3 status application properly – then YOU are the person to ask, eh?I’m working on the 28 page bugger currently and hope to have it done soon!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is so cool, you did dodge a bullet, what a problemsolver. Great perfect moment, Lori, I love it!

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Schmutzie April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am
chicklet April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I had faith you would rock it. You always do. Congrats my friend!

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

You are a truly remarkable super person! I often appreciate my troubleshooting skills and am glad, you also, have that super power. Good luck on selling out 100%.

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wow- that’s a great bullet to dodge!

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Kami April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I made it on a Monday! Not as impressive as your accomplishment (good job!), but an accomplishment none the less.

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Way to avoid that apparent Ponzi scheme!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

My perfect moment is so self indulgent, ah well. Thank you as always.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Very impressive! Good save.

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Karen April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That’s awesome you were able to make it happen, what a great feeling. I had a friend like you when I worked in business whom we called our “solution generator” or “sloe gin” for short :)

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

You should be pleased! Go you :-)

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Schmutzie April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am
chicklet April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I had faith you would rock it. You always do. Congrats my friend!

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Kalei April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

You are a truly remarkable super person! I often appreciate my troubleshooting skills and am glad, you also, have that super power. Good luck on selling out 100%.

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wow- that’s a great bullet to dodge!

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Kami April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I made it on a Monday! Not as impressive as your accomplishment (good job!), but an accomplishment none the less.

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Way to avoid that apparent Ponzi scheme!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

My perfect moment is so self indulgent, ah well. Thank you as always.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Very impressive! Good save.

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Karen April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That’s awesome you were able to make it happen, what a great feeling. I had a friend like you when I worked in business whom we called our “solution generator” or “sloe gin” for short :)

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

You should be pleased! Go you :-)

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Bonnie April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I got so excited about Perfect Moment Monday I added my link with out doing a perfect momemt post..oops. I really do like this and I have one for tomorrow!Thanks Lori.

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Bonnie April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I got so excited about Perfect Moment Monday I added my link with out doing a perfect momemt post..oops. I really do like this and I have one for tomorrow!Thanks Lori.

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