For a few years there in the early to mid-2010s, it seemed like EVERYONE who was on the internet had to have a blog. National AMBUCS was not immune to the trend, and it makes sense, really. With over 150 chapters in over 30 states across the country, it would be impossible to highlight every awesome activity in the quarterly magazine or monthly e-newsletter. Unfortunately, like many great ideas, we tried blogging a few times, and then moved on to other activities. Yet the blog continued to live on the website, which is where I found it.
Hi! I’m Tiffany, the new Director of Marketing and Communications for National AMBUCS. I started in late June 2022. My job is to lead the communications strategy for the national office, to serve as the editor and publisher of AMBUCS Magazine, to maintain our website and social media channels, create and update volunteer training resources, and in general to ensure the brand identity and marketing of the organization align with our mission and programs.
One of our biggest opportunities as an organization is to tell our story. Ambucs (any active member of an AMBUCS chapter) often say our organization is the best kept secret, and after three months on the job, I believe it. I didn’t know about National AMBUCS or the Piedmont Chapter of AMBUCS three months ago. Today I’m proud to work for an organization with such passionate volunteers, who are so committed to our critical work of Inspiring Mobility and Independence.
So one of the projects I’m taking on is to restart this blog. I believe telling our story – as often and as publicly as possible – is the best way to educate people about the AMBUCS mission and the work we do, to reach more people in need, and to recruit the volunteers who will sustain our 100-year-old organization for the next 100 years.
If you’re a member of a chapter, I may be reaching out about featuring your story in an upcoming blog post. We’re still accepting chapter story submissions for the magazine, and I’ll be sharing as many of your photos, videos, and events on social media as I can. Email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a member of the general public, or a member of the press, I’m here to answer any questions you may have about AMBUCS, our adaptive Amtryke program or Scholarships for Therapists program, our chapters, or anything else.
I’m looking forward to working Shoulders Together with our members to spotlight their work, and the impact they’re making in communities across the US.