Growing up, I never knew what I wanted to “be”. But I knew that I wanted to make a difference.
As an undergraduate student, I volunteered extensively with an on-campus environmental group and for the departments of operations, communications, and fundraising for a political party. Upon graduating with a degree in ethics, I worked for a public relations firm where we helped several non-profits with fundraising via grant writing, events, and membership.
Soon thereafter, I became the Manager of Philanthropy for a small health charity. Here I was responsible for managing all national fundraising, including direct mail, legacy giving, digital giving, major gifts, and briefly all programming, too.
Once I got into the thick of fundraising, I came to realize that a lot of the fundraising advice out there can be really difficult for small charities to implement. When you are short staffed, just barely scraping by, and constantly being asked to do more with less, you need easy to implement, high impact solutions.
I was beginning to feel a bit jaded. But then like a beacon of light, in came Good Works. Many organizations talk the talk about authenticity, donor centricity and other best practices. But as soon as I entered my first Good Works seminar, it was clear that they were offering no non-sense, accessible fundraising advice. Moving forward, as a proud member of the Good Works team, my goal will always be to do the same for you.
Outside of Good Works, you’ll find me blissfully jamming out with big, bulky, 90’s looking headphones on, either hiking with my dog, spinning, or running.