Making things easier I help nonprofits increase their impact by doing more with their data. The company I work for, CiviCore, does data management for nonprofits. Say a group provides services to …
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Making things easier
I help nonprofits increase their impact by doing more with their data. The company I work for, CiviCore, does data management for nonprofits. Say a group provides services to youth, and they want to keep track of how many times they've met with a kid, or what services did they provide, so they can track their effectiveness or use that info to apply for grants. That's what I help them do.
I really like to help people by making things easier for them. I commend what our clients do on the ground, and my part is making it easier for them by figuring out how they can do it better.
Ordered and analytical
My ordered and analytical side plays out the most at work, but I ask questions about a lot of things. Why does something work a certain way? If a website breaks when I'm shopping online, I start analyzing the URL to try to figure out where it was trying to go and why it didn't work.
Before Denver, I was in Austin, Texas. I'm from South Bend, Indiana originally. I graduated college in Indiana, and I was working in restaurants, and in my mid-20s I got fed up with the lifestyle of just hanging out with friends and drinking. I heard Austin was a cool place if you're into live music, although nobody told me how hot it was. I applied for an Americorps program, and did literacy tutoring for school kids.
Growing up in the midwest, I liked that people were kind and willing to help their neighbors. People there don't get worked up about a lot. It got me into the habit of saying hi to strangers.
I'm interested in building community. When people are more connected, they're less likely to have preconceived notions about other people or other groups.
All good things
I've got an omega tattooed on my wrist, to remind myself that everything has an ending. Sometimes we think something happening to us is just terrible, but we forget everything ends. On the flip side, if something is really great, that will end too, so it's good to appreciate it.
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