Richmond’s 1 Million Cups provides a great floor for entrepreneurs to present their new business ventures with the community. Weekly meetings allow the presenter to gain an audience for their endeavor as well as give an opportunity for ideas to circulate through Q & A’s. This is a great outlet for both business start ups and community members who are interested in playing a role in each other’s successes. For more information about 1 Million Cups check out their website!

Muster’s president and founder Alex Schettine lead this morning’s presentation, sharing his vision for making advocacy smart and easy for the nonprofit 501(c) 3 and 501(c) 6 community by creating a funnel for support. Their one-click approach to geo-targeted campaigns can reach a single person, a particular position, a desired committee, or a custom target. Their database contains over 60,000 state and national elected officials who can be easily reached by phone, email, or stamped letter. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “muster” as an assembling of troops for battle, we can certainly see how this name is fitting!