12.12.11 / Category: Donor Spotlights

Phired Up Joins the Circle

Foundation Founder, Ginny Carroll, with the mock check after the presentation in St. Louis

Phired Up Productions honored The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and awarded its 2011 Limitless Possibility Grant, a $10,000 donation, at this year’s Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Annual Meeting. The company sought to support the Foundation for its commitment to Social Excellence.

Just as the new book about Social Excellence from Phired Up teaches: Handshakes lead to conversations. Conversations lead to relationships.  Relationships lead to collaboration.  Collaboration leads to organization.  Organizations change the world. The founder of Circle of Sisterhood, Ginny Carroll, has demonstrated that progression of handshakes changing the world through her work creating Circle of Sisterhood.

Carroll was inspired to create the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation because she is a strong proponent of the sorority experience and is well aware that the sorority movement came forth out of oppression. She was also motivated by a November 2009 Oprah interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of the book Half the Sky, who shared their first-hand accounts from visits to poor countries across the globe where women are subjected to violence and oppression solely because of their gender.

The staff at Phired Up has looked up to Carroll for a long time. They state on the Phired Up blog: 

She embodies Social Excellence with her ability to connect with young students and experienced professionals alike — with her warm smile and fantastic conversation skills, with her understanding of the power of deep relationships, and with her recognition that sororities (like all organizations) can make a meaningful impact on society if they choose to focus their energies there.  Ginny and the other amazing Circle of Sisterhood leaders are putting in real work (not just talk) to challenge collegiate Greek organizations to matter to the world.  This is what Phired Up means when we teach Social Excellence — look to Ginny and Circle of Sisterhood as an example of how Social Excellence is done!

When Phired Up launched its Limitless Possibility Grant in 2010, the company’s President said, “We believe that organizations can change the world.  We believe they can do that in innovative ways.  Phired Up wants to teach the groups they work with about the power of creatively investing in causes you believe in,” Matt Mattson continued, “Launching the Limitless Possibility Grant is an exciting demonstration of those beliefs in action.”

Phired Up Productions is an education firm providing membership growth solutions to cause-oriented organizations. Their message is for organizational leaders that desire a higher quantity of higher quality individuals involved in their cause. Phired Up teaches the art and science of attracting high quality members to an important cause. Find them on Facebook and tell them thanks for supporting the Foundation!