My Career

1992. Me And My K Car…

By marymullen | December 19, 2019

My sister knew me very well and that’s the reason we both laughed so often.  When she replied to my post in 2013 and mentioned tying the bumper (fender) on the car and calling it a day, she was remembering us and our Dad. Dad passed in October of 1991.  I began driving Dad’s fugly (frighteningly ugly 🙂 blue K

1992. Met A Best Friend.

By marymullen | November 2, 2019

Mary Mullen – November 2 · We predate facebook for sure. What a tag team we were. Good, clean fun and we met thousands of people. She and I met in the early ’90’s in the ladies room line of the Wine Bar. Me: I like it here because they have Earth Wind and Fire in the jukebox. But, I like

1995. How To Introduce Myself And Friends To The World.

By marymullen | November 14, 2019

Network. That’s what I needed to do in 1995. I needed to meet professionals who needed my organizing and coordinating skills. I needed to network and make friends from strangers. I joined charity committees and chambers of commerce and I attended as many business networking events as I could. It was during participation with all these organizations that I realized

1995. I Said It Then And It Still Rings True.

By marymullen | October 15, 2019

4 years ago Mary Mullen October 15, 2015 at 1:31 PM · I’ve been remembering some real good memories lately…prompted by Jane’s party and all the charitable efforts I’ve been working on. I feel like I came full circle with all the “for a cause” efforts that we all (Jane, myself and SO many friends) started 20 years ago. We were

1995. Promotion, Promotion.

By marymullen | October 20, 2019

Among other tasks, I am reviewing my FB memories tonight. I realized that I was mistaken in this post from 10 years ago. A roommate and I hosted a home party once. It was a sex toy party. I have pictures somewhere. It was mid-90’s when I was single. We had so much fun that the first nightclub promotion that

1996. Christmas For A Cause.

By marymullen | November 6, 2019

In 1996, the “For A Cause” trend was launched with Christmas For A Cause to benefit the Providence Journal Santa Fund. The Santa Fund is a great foundation that collects donations to purchase holiday gifts for local children making the holiday much more merry… The first Christmas For A Cause was a success before it even happened.  Committee members from Odds ‘N Ends Event

2001. Fundraising 101

By marymullen | October 20, 2019

I found these fundraising 101 documents that she saved since ’01. She also had “intro to computers” and “intro to word processing” tutorials. A few times this past year she mentioned that she’d like to learn computer.   Back in 2001, I was providing fundraising counsel to three statewide organizations, I had dozens of successful fundraising events under my belt,

2003. Lighthouse Inn.

By marymullen | October 7, 2019

Dedicating a couple of years to helping run a 100-room ocean side hotel with two distinct banquet areas, an indoor pool and the largest amount of Block Island Ferry parking spaces was a challenge at times.  I drove down from Providence one day in May and got so busy that I didn’t make it home for a month. I ran

2005. “You’ve Got Money”

By marymullen | February 20, 2020

“You’ve got money” is how I comprehended the email that paypal had just sent me. It was the first online payment I had ever received from one of the first websites I ever built. That email sucked me in and got me hooked on website development and eConmerce and I’ve been building sites that earn money ever since. For 15

2007. Swing Into Spring…

By marymullen | October 30, 2019

Mary Mullen – March 11, 2017 near Providence · During my purchase phase, I addedwww.SwingIntoSpring.club which was a website and project I worked on in April 2007 – one of the first few websites that I built and I had it saved 🙂 I published it as is and it even still looks better than some of the outdated sites I

2010. I Had A Job To Do And I Did It Well.

By marymullen | October 24, 2019

All my facebook memories from 9 years ago remind me that I was working in the political realm behind the scenes on the Gina Raimondo for RI General Treasurer campaign.  I remember project well because political campaigning can be all consuming at times.   Website and social media… the behind the scenes stuff that I am good at.  I enjoyed

2016. It Was Unintentional

By marymullen | April 5, 2020

Unintentional hurt. If they could promise to resurrect my sister to represent… I’ll bring the rest of the committee, provide a guest list and it will really be a Cocktails for a Cause.  

2017. A Happy Coding Dancing Fool

By marymullen | April 5, 2020

I’ve been “coding” (html/css) since 2005 and nobody ever asked me – how’d you do that? How’s it work? Can you teach me?All they want me to do is “just fix it, or make some new bell or whistle happen” – with no interest or value in how it’s done. Tonight I interacted with 25+ diverse people who are dedicating

2017. Data Analysis On A Sunday

By marymullen | November 19, 2019

Two days before this memory of spending a Sunday afternoon doing a data analysis project, I was arrested, put in jail for the night and lost my car at the same time. Yet, two days later, I still took care of business.  Resilient. Mary Mullen November 19, 2017 at 5:35 PM · Four very busy women who spent from 12:45 – 5:20

2017. He Sabotaged This Client And It Put Me Into A Tailspin.

By marymullen | October 27, 2019

2 years ago – Mary Mullen October 27, 2017 at 12:40 AM · I’m freezing so I’m looking forward to climbing under that down comforter tonight. And I have no appointments tomorrow so I can sleep until I want to. And I’m praying that I wake up to an email notification that my client paid that very overdue invoice so I won’t

2017. Some Memories Don’t Fade…

By marymullen | December 6, 2019

Mary Mullen December 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM ·  For my cocktails peeps… Jane asked me a few years back what my favorite event was… and there were so many good ones. I shared my memories from the one she picked (as seen in the post – so many of you are mentioned). And I just happened to meet with library

2017. Work Ethic

By marymullen | April 6, 2020

Millennial: I just want to be a digital nomad. My family is from all over so I just want to take my laptop and work from anywhere. Me: Yes, you can do that. Millennial: But, I heard a podcast that says that says you have to deal with client emails after the project is done. I don’t want them to

2017. All Just Tools Of The Trade.

By marymullen | October 7, 2019

Mary Mullen October 7, 2017 at 4:27 PM ·  Auditing the notes scribed during my first web development teaching class. It sounds like I was giving a crash course in fund development – which is SUCH a useful tool. I love that they learned from my bluntness. I mentioned that “people are too lazy… to learn”. Followed by “which is why

2018. I Never Know What To Say…

By marymullen | February 12, 2020

When people ask me what I do for a living. “It’s complicated” isn’t a common resume term… “For 14 straight years… (I always had my own gigs) but I was also the “computer mind” behind the scenes in an industry that involved mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, first position financing, second position financing, Chapter 7, 11 and 13. “Boutique”

2019. Do You Blog?

By marymullen | December 13, 2019

You can bet your butt that I blog.  You can probably bet that I will also be part of that 2% of the 81% of the US population that wants to write a book.  I’m already writing several… This was a nice article for me to read:  5 Ways to Go From Blogger to Published Book Author

2019. I Do Talk To Everyone.

By marymullen | October 7, 2019

Do you think that someone who has known me so well for a couple of decades would actually think that life could throw me so many curve balls that I would lay down and die?  Most of my friends have watched me deal with incredible hardships, survive it all and keep on keeping on with a decent attitude for the

2019. Odds ‘N Ends circa ’94.

By marymullen | November 13, 2019

November 8, 2019  – Odds ‘N Ends She: OMG, the salad. It’s like Hazel is here! Me: Yeah, I do TRY to keep it healthy… I’ve been organizing and purging… cabinet by cabinet, drawer by drawer. The Queen and I were about the same size so there’s a little bit of a shopping experience mixed in. She was a class

2019. Presenting SOAR.

By marymullen | October 24, 2019

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center 2 hrs · Thank You so much to everyone who came out to our Open House last night! Special thanks to Patricia of S.O.A.R. for her poignant and informative personal account of “Hidden Meanings” in abusive relationships 💜 #DVAMRhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) I want to this event last night. It was held at

2019. Social Media Is A Tool

By marymullen | February 20, 2020

“Its #WorldDayofSocialJustice! Here are 5 advantages of using social media to advocate for healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. Your voice matters. No more silence! #teendatingviolenceawarenessmonth #loveisnotcontrol https://nnedv.org/ The National Network to End Domestic Violence” Social media can help to implement positive, social change. Social media is just a tool. A means to share your voice and what you advocate

2019. The Many Faces Of Eve. Or, Sybil. Whatever…

By marymullen | December 16, 2019

I’m always broke during the holidays.  Part of the reason is because it’s an expensive business month for me.  All my annual renewals for all my work is due in December and frankly, that sucks.  So, I always feel this last minute need to push for new work at a time when NOBODY wants to work. In preparing for that

2019. Truth. Amen.

By marymullen | October 14, 2019

2019. Resume Building Activities

By marymullen | February 14, 2020

A friend exchange: He: I can see the resume now. Mary Mullen, House Mother. A skilled facilitator in house management. Able to counter interpersonal conflicts amongst the stable of working women. Ability to manage appropriate schedules as well as delivering proper dietary and nutritional needs to varied mix of culinary choices from a varied ethnic mix, and stretch a food

2019. Time Flies. Memories Last Forever. Happy 23rd!

By marymullen | December 3, 2019

For the most part, I didn’t lose my talent to sugar coat thoughts before sharing.  And, I still know how to be diplomatic when the need arises.  But, different experiences throughout the years have definitely robbed me of any rose colored glasses I may have adorned in the past. For example. this post is a facebook memory reminding me that

2020. Resume

By marymullen | January 1, 2020

Mary Mullen, Warwick, RI 02886 mary@oddsnendsmarketing.com 401-489-0042 Business development, nonprofit development, fund development, website development and social media marketing. Professional Profile ➢ Odds ‘N Ends Marketing – Retail business for domain names, emails, hosting and website services. ➢ WP Websites – Website Development – Responsive, content management system website development & training. ➢ Social Media Development and Management ➢ Cause-related Marketing

December 1

By marymullen | December 1, 2019

2012:  SBA Loans – I spent a great deal of time designing custom built websites that helped to automate the prequalification process for SBA loans. I remember one bank President wanted to meet with me to discuss doing the same for more than one broker, but, Janie was sick at the time – the timing wasn’t right for me. After

May 5

By marymullen | May 5, 2020

1980. ’80’s Are Just Entering The Scenes Now. Graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in May of 1980.  Didn’t know if I was going to graduate because I was at a stage of rebellion at that time and I failed my Religion final exam.  I got a 4 grade on a scale of 1-100.  I was reading Steven King novels

November 8

By marymullen | November 8, 2019

2010. Can You Help? Yes, I Can.

October 24

By marymullen | October 24, 2019

My top five strengths were identified to be: Adaptability – I can and have adapted to everything life has thrown my way. Communication – Communication is the key to unlock the world. Activator – When I put my mind to it, I do make things happen. Empathy – I try to understand where people come from.  Sometimes painfully so. Connectedness