About Brenda Goodell

Brenda is Senior Director of Development, Event Fundraising at Joslin Diabetes Center, and former Assistant Vice President of Event Fundraising at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. In her role as AVP of event fundraising, she worked on growing events including Scooper Bowl, the Executive Council supporting the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, the Palm Beach Celebrations and over 200 annual grassroots events. Goodell is a graduate of Boston College with a B.A. in Speech Communication and Psychology and Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Strategic Marketing Management. She is a member of The Boston Club.

A Beginner’s Guide to Living Intentionally

I am not fit.  My garage is not clean.  I have not written a novel.  Where did my commute time go? Like many of you, I have not been commuting since the COVID-19 outbreak began. After six months of “staying safer at home,” I calculated that I had saved a whopping 480 hours of time. [...]

By | September 24th, 2020|Blog Posts|0 Comments

The Power of the Handwritten Note

I experienced a loss this year. And, because I am blessed with loving family, friends, and colleagues, I received numerous phone calls, emails and text messages.  But what grabbed my heart was discovering several envelopes with my name and address handwritten on them (with real stamps!) as I sorted through my daily mail. There was something [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

“Making Stress Your Friend”

Welcome to December; raise your hand if you have experienced stress this year. Statistically speaking, you are sitting in front of your computer with your hand in the air. Stress, ugh! That horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach, sweaty palms, racing heart and overwhelming feeling of anxiety and inability to take action. I’m [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments