An Interview with Erin English, marketing and communications director, Adaptive Sports Center
A few of the elements that made the 2008 Crested Butte Open such a success were unique auction items; an excellent professional auctioneer; and a diverse group of supporters including clients, locals and second-home owners.
FS: What advice would you give to organizations similar to yours in size and annual operating budget?
EE: Stay positive, stay true to your mission, remember what you are working for and make sure that everyone else knows, too.
Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte
P.O. Box 1639
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Annual operating budget: $1 million
Annual contributed income: 73 percent
Number of staff: Nine full-time year-round employees, one part-time year-round employee and 31 seasonal employees.
Number of staff dedicated to fundraising: 3
Mission: To enhance the lives of people with disabilities by promoting and providing successful outdoor adventure activities and experiential education with the highest quality instruction and equipment available.