Giving your time, talent, or treasure to a cause you want to succeed.

Since his childhood, Ross Sanner has been passionate about giving back and raising awareness. His mother worked in the education industry with special needs children. His father was a physician who also taught and ran residency programs. Ross saw the hope his parents were able to inspire in others and wanted to do the same.

Donations can make a difference, and it’s important to note that every little bit does, in fact, help. Volunteering is a selfless activity driven by an innate mission to improve the world. It doesn’t take much to do it, and everyone can make an impact.  Successful service isn’t about donating the highest dollar amount or volunteering the most hours. It’s not about gaining recognition or bragging rights. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. As Ross says, “It’s about leaving it better than you found it.”  Everyone may not be in a position to give their time, money, or knowledge. Yet, it is possible to be aware of the importance of giving back and making small changes wherever possible.

Both Ross Sanner and his wife, Casey, have chosen paths in life that enable them to give back to others around them. They believe in paying it forward, and Ross tries to help out within his community as much as he can. He wants to bring national awareness to local efforts and show that it doesn’t take much to help. By surrounding himself with people who have the same mission as he does, he hopes to trigger participation and involvement from others.

Ross’s extensive knowledge of the business needs of nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses has enabled him to start his own consulting service, Think Growth Consulting. Through this venture, he seeks to match the needs of nonprofits with the capital and resources that for-profits can provide for them. In this capacity, he also advises these organizations on the best ways to make an impact on a modern audience. Ross knows that, for a nonprofit to succeed, it must be knowledgeable about general business practices and work to gain a competitive advantage to secure donors and engage with an audience.

Ross Sanner is a member of many nonprofit organizations and has supported many groups over the years, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the National Autism Association, Casting 4 A Cure, and Casting For Recovery. He has also run Boston’s Run To Remember Race.

Ross currently lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his family. To learn more about Ross, please feel free to take a look at his other websites.