This was when Caroline Tapp-McDougall and her BCS team stepped in. As a seasoned magazine editor, Caroline took it upon herself to become familiar with the issues and get the spring edition of Abilities out the door. She took on full responsibility for advertising, content, production and distribution, exuding a blend of calmness and energy that made everyone believe Abilities could continue.
Together, we handled the practical sorting and sifting needed to get the foundation back on its feet. With help from me, Howard and the other board members, Caroline sorted out our cash flow and ramped up our fundraising efforts.
It was a crash course for all of us in charitable entrepreneurship.