I was surprised how relaxed I was at our 20th anniversary party. I guess that’s, in part, a testiment to the hard work of the hjc staff and the backing of our great partners: CARE2, Blackbaud, and IATS. For me, the party was a personal reminder about where I’ve come, and hjc has come, in the fundraising journey. I chatted with Raymond Shultz who reminded me he made hjc’s first company business cards when were were still doing mainly direct mail. And I chatted with Debbie Drewett who let us do things online so long ago at the Toronto Humane Society that an email address was still a rather novel thing. All in all, the party reminded me that as a company, and personally, we’re barely beginning. I feel like I’ve just started to learn a few things about fundraising and integration. I now like to say post party that ‘we’re just getting started’ and it honestly feels that way. On to the next 20 years!