Chuck Ashman featured the National Veterans Foundation’s new social media outreach program today on Diversity American Style. He interviewed NVF’s Development Director Bill Morgan and Zenti’s CEO Steve Cracknell. Chuck hosts Diversity American Style on his LA Talk Radio weekly program. The show focuses on veterans issues. Chuck’s show brings together a range of veteran advocates to talk about programs serving the veteran community.
Listen to the full interview.
New Social Media Outreach for Veterans
Chuck Ashman’s Introduction
There are a great many veteran organizations. The overwhelming number of them are dedicated, passionate, committed, honest and helping those who have been in harm’s way with every aspect of civilian life from providing routine information to airing legitimate gripes to dealing with those who have given up.
Ask the leadership of veterans who they look to, who they respect and who rests comfortably on an unprecedented 30-year history of service, solutions and success and they will say the National Veterans Foundation and its Founder and CEO Shad Meshad.
Ask Greg Lee, the Chairman of California Commanders Council with the leaders of 19 veteran organizations and he will agree.
Ask Mark Thurston who credits Shad Meshad with nothing less than saving his life so that he now helps so many vets with their problems.
You can even ask me because I have as a journalist had to deal with the groups that are not performing as they should…. making too much money personally and even worse.
The National Veterans Foundation is the gold standard, the best and the brightest, the most reputable, and clearly the most dedicated of the vet help associations.
If necessary funding was made available solely on the basis of merit, my guest Bill Morgan would be out of work…it is not. The nonprofit world, good guys and not such good guys. Compete out of necessity with the same intensity of used cars, computers or toothpaste. And all too often funding goes to the best ad not necessarily to the best cause.
Bill Morgan’s Marine Corps Master Sgt. father obviously instilled the value system and humanity that are the essence of a member of the Corps in his son. Prior to assuming development and major operational responsibilities for the National Veterans Foundation, Bill Morgan had worked with several of the most respected nonprofits like Feed Our Vets and the Junior Blind Foundation and the LA Foodbank.