Harrelson Group Highlights and Happy Holidays
HARRELSON GROUP HIGHLIGHTS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Throughout this busy holiday and year-end time, I’m acutely aware of the challenges and opportunities in the world we live in and wanted to reach out and thank each of you for the good work you do.
We often get the question, “What does Harrelson Group do?” Broadly, Harrelson Group focuses on helping organizations build economic and cultural strength. Our primary focus is working with leaders and their teams and/or boards to increase revenues and impact. 2014 was awesome. Read on for highlights…
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
Harrelson Group is currently managing a year round angel fund in Bend, Oregon. Cascade Angels focuses on investment return and job creation. We raised $460K for the first fund. Working directly with CEO’s of over 60 launch stage companies to evaluate their viability, the 2014 Fund is investing in several companies. The 2015 fund is just launching: http://cascadeangels.com/
We advised an executive team ramping up to double their national tech business; strategized with national leaders in energy and education to design change efforts; and built strategic plans for early stage and multi-million dollar organizations.
FINDING STRENGTH TOGETHER
I was humbled to be nominated for and win an Orchid Award for Leadership in Oregon. In addition to my work on the OSU Advantage Accelerator Board and PSU Dean’s Advisory Council at the College of Urban and Public Affairs, I continued my work with Metropolitan Family Service as Development Chair and chaired the 2014 A Gathering of Good celebration. The paddle raise gave my inner stand-up comic a fantastic forum (below is a photo of me doing an Elton John impersonation) and the overall event raised over $290K for youth success, health and wellness, and economic well being.
ADVENTURES ARE GOOD
In late breaking adventures, got to go paddle boarding and cycling—but no jumping off cliffs this year! Read the Oregon Business Magazine feature here: http://harrelsongroup.com/downtime-with-julie-harrelson/
If you hear of interesting opportunities, we’re always curious.
My warmest wishes and hope we cross paths in 2015.