All posts by Rich Frazier

About Rich Frazier

Rich Frazier is the founder and president of VisionConnect. An inspiring and motivating leader, Rich has over 21 years experience as a successful senior executive for some of the most influential organizations in the arts, higher education and healthcare. After a brief broadcasting career, Rich made the move to the non-profit sector because of the direct impact those organizations make on their communities. Rich is an avid musician and has been married to his wife, Carol, for 25 years. They have three children and reside in Chandler, Arizona. Rich volunteers his time at his church, the Chandler Cultural Foundation and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

If You’re Not Doing This With Your Music Student Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Sometimes, jumping on the trampoline isn’t about jumping. AMPassador Rich Frazier explores how a backyard fun and being an active member of his music booster group have improved his relationship with his music student, and how you can use his realization to make both your family and your booster organization stronger.

The i-Factor

I watch too much television. I freely admit that. Lately, I’ve become interested in the “X –Factor” and I’ve started wondering if maybe growing up in an exhibitionist society where people constantly display their talents for public criticism isn’t all bad. I’m talking about the unique opportunities available for those who want to share their story.

Today’s generation of youth – often referred to as the i-Generation – have become accustomed to watching otherwise unknowns getting discovered on YouTube by Ellen DeGeneres or becoming celebrities through televised talent searches.

It’s fascinating to watch. Sometimes it’s like a fairytale. Sometimes it’s like watching a train wreck. But maybe the proliferation of talent being displayed on electronic media is teaching our kids it’s OK to step out of their comfort zone. Not a bad thing. 

One Man’s Junk…

When band mom Lisa first brought up the idea of a giant rummage sale back in June, I thought it was a good idea. I didn’t know it would be a GREAT idea. Lisa’s perseverance is paying big dividends for the band and is proving the old adage (paraphrased) “One man’s junk is another band’s treasure!”

As we parents continue to raise money for the Hamilton High School Marching Band’s trip to Ireland next August, Lisa knew exactly what she wanted and how to get there. Negotiating with school administrators for the use of the parking lot on a weekend in September was the first step. Then she negotiated with Chick-fil-A to sell food at the event and donate 20% of the proceeds. Now to get the “junk”.