I had the opportunity to work with Kimberly Tierney a few years ago when she was employed by a Canary Promotion client. I was always impressed with her capabilities, intelligence and dedication to her work. She’s now living in Japan and we’ve kept in touch via Twitter. So when I saw her tweet that she might like to write about the “value of intangible goods,” I invited her to contribute a post on this topic to our blog.
I founded Canary as a mission-driven business because I wanted to work with the independent artists in my community and help them take their careers to the next level. That mission expanded over the years to include work with arts, culture and nonprofit organizations and projects that have a lasting impact on others and the community as a whole. Of course, I’m thrilled to be making a living doing something about which I’m truly passionate, but I also value the larger idea that we can contribute and make a difference in other ways. That’s why we incorporate volunteering, community participation, and pro-bono services into our schedules, and that’s why I was interested in Kimberly’s topic. Here’s what she has to say.