Volunteering with Back on My Feet presentation at Refresh Philly

View from the 45th floor of the Comcast Center, before the start of Refresh Philly

I rounded up the rear with a presentation on volunteering with Back on My Feet as part of a four-part event on ‘Fitness for Geeks’ on Monday.

It was another installment of Refresh Philly, the monthly speaker series for the region’s technologists and creative community members. I graced the podium after Randy Schmidt, co-creator of Lose It or Lose It, Robert Jolly, a triathlete and creative director at web development firm Happy Cog and Kristen Faughnan, Philly’s Dailymile ambassador.

More than a year ago, I was on hand for Philadelphia CTO Allan Frank’s unveiling of a ‘Digital Philadelphia’ plan at Refresh and last November, I led a panel there on the future of local politics and the web.

My third visit to Refresh was as much a treat as the rest.

On Monday, I was there on behalf of the homeless advocacy nonprofit for which I handle media and our web presence, pitching the idea that our creative approach to homelessness and community of running is perfect for a group of creative web people looking for a physical outlet.

Nearly 50 people were on hand at the 45th floor of the Comcast Center, with its beautiful northerly views. I think my presentation went well, especially the telling of some member stories. See my presentation and notes below.


  1. Who am I?
  2. Why am I here?
  3. What is Back on My Feet?
  4. Why is this relevant?
  5. What are some member stories?
  6. How can you get involved?

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