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Graduate Program: PUBS – Nonprofit Administration
Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Public Relations and Marketing Communication, St. Ambrose University
Trinity Nonprofit Agency: Meta House, Volunteer and In-Kind Gifts Coordinator
I did a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA working as the Community Relations Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Adams and Juneau Counties in Mauston, Wisconsin. It was a small affiliate so I worked hard to build a database of potential community partners that could be used as volunteers, donors, and supporters. I also built out their website and increased their social media presence.
At my placement I worked with outside organizations to increase community support in the form of in-kind donations and volunteer engagement. For example, I worked with restaurants and community groups to increase the number of donations for both our Monday night program, Celebrating Families, and our weekly lunch program for outpatient clients. I also helped coordinate our first and second Young Professional Collaborative – an opportunity for Milwaukee area young professionals to give back to their community while networking with like-minded individuals. From that event, we launched a Young Professionals Advisory Committee which helps coordinate quarterly fundraising and outreach events.
Through my coursework I was able to gain a wider knowledge about what it takes to be a leader in the nonprofit field. Specifically, I learned about financial matters, administrative law, urban planning, and social justice. Combined, these courses give me a solid foundation of knowledge that will allow me to continue my work in the nonprofit field while building upon my capacity as a leader.
Staying in Milwaukee and working at Broadscope Disability Services as their Development and Marketing Associate.
Development and Marketing Associate at Broadscope Disability Services
Carolyn Swabek, Director
Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (800) 222-6544
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