Get Out and Give Back is the most unique organization with which you will ever do business – 100% of our post-expense proceeds go right back to the community, charity or other important causes. Through our “giving back by giving back” model we help businesses, employees and individuals get more involved in their communities in ways that are meaningful, important, and most of all, fun.
I know of no one better than Jane when it comes to connecting people to create good. Her unique talent to listen, help explore options and link me with people and organizations with shared needs and/or interests led to alliances with nonprofit leaders in northern Virginia. I highly recommend Jane for anyone who seeks to strengthen their nonprofit and community footprint. – Leigh Shields, Executive Coach
I am so impressed with Jane and her Get Out and Give Back initiative. Jane not only talks about the importance of doing good for others in the community but puts her words into action. Her caring, concern and willingness to act is helping make a difference in Alexandria.”
– John Porter, Executive Director, ACT for Alexandria
Through Get Out and Give Back, I was introduced to the wonderful work of Friends of Guest House. I’ve been a mentor to some incredible women. Being a mentor has been very special, and I feel privileged to be part of the Guest House organization. I wouldn’t have discovered this great organization without Jane Collins. I thank her and “Get Out and Give Back” for this wonderful opportunity that has enriched my life and hopefully I’ve given back a little to the women of Guest House.
Jane connects me to key players who push me to think creatively, strategically and smartly. This pushes me and propels my organization to summits beyond what I could do alone. –Brooke Curran, Founder, The RunningBrooke Fund
Jane assesses the character and value of non-profits by learning their capabilities, potential and limitations on site! She actually joins the staff prior to forming an opinion.. Jane’s approach and delivery is professional, fair, objective and thorough. On more than one occasion Jane has helped us identify and connect with valuable nonprofits dedicated to mental health. Jane’s opinion and recommendation on the work, structure, needs, difficulties of a non-profit are not only reliable, but ON TARGET. Her uncanny ability to discern over the many intricacies that makes an Organization effective is remarkable! Get Up and Give Back is our first stop when we want to learn about the effectiveness of a non-profit in the Washington DC and the Northern Virginia area.
–Magaly and Tom Hirst
Jane was able to connect my non-profit with a funder whose interest was in supporting our cause. This allowed us to significantly increase our ability to help persons gain access to mental health information and therapy. Thanks to Jane and the Get Out and Give Back organization for helping us support those in need in our community.
–Pat Lunt, Executive Director, Access Hope
Jane has the uncanny ability as a ‘matchmaker’ to connect business volunteers with just the right nonprofit and volunteer activity. She has done it more than once with Computer C.O.R.E., but most memorable is the group of 25 who spent a whole Saturday afternoon at CORE helping clients with resumes and practicing interview skills – and then decided to return and volunteer again! Jane, thank you.
–Lynn O’Connell, Computer C.O.R.E.
Jane provides practical knowledge with real intuition for developing meaningful volunteer relationships. She carefully considered how to connect me to an amazing member of her network, Lynn O’Connell, executive director of Computer CORE. I have since helped Lynn align a social media strategy with workforce development goals. I look forward to finding more ways to help this organization make a difference in people’s lives through computer proficiency training programs!
–Claire Walden, Senior Associate at Collaborative Communications
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The Alexandria Soccer Association raised $32,112 (plus $4500 in prizes) as part of Spring2ACTion. Your advice and connections made this possible. This money will allow us to continue to provide scholarships to youth who want to play soccer in Alexandria and will let us expand our other community programs. Your enthusiasm is contagious and your advice is invaluable. Thank you for the work you do.
–Leila Peterson, Alexandria Soccer Association Board Member and Co-chair of the Fundraising Committee