Monthly Archives: July 2012

The gravity of an email campaign

Hello all! It is a nice change to finally have a week that isn’t full to bursting of tasks, events, and meetings!  Just to include a little update, we had our jury come through our submissions for Art for Life … Continue reading

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Artistic Discoveries in Columbus

Recently in one of our Summer Fellowship meetings at the Columbus Foundation, we discussed how many of us were unaware of the vibrant Columbus community until we were out of school and involved in the working world. I couldn’t agree … Continue reading


Growing Matters

Last week was the week of shadowing. I had the opportunity to leave the office every morning to shadow a different Local Matters program. The most hands-on experience, by far, was shadowing the Growing Matters program on Thursday. Growing Matters’ … Continue reading

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Nonprofits are a fast paced & flexible environment– no kidding!

Do you know how to ask, “What’s your household annual income,” in Somali or Spanish? Yeah, me neither. While my main responsibilities in this fellowship lie in the marketing and communications realm, I do however have plenty of opportunities to … Continue reading

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Working on Recommendations

THANK YOU to the Columbus Foundation for this morning’s learning session on career opportunities related to the non-profit sector. It was extremely helpful to hear from a  panel of highly successful professionals and to learn about how they got to … Continue reading

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It’s the WRITE time for a story…

This past week I had a training with Ohio University’s Voinovich School (acting as my project mentor) in Athens (which being a former Bobcat, was like going home) and learned how to analyze and report the data I have been … Continue reading

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The Experience of Teaching, The Art of FUNdraising, The Potential of Learning

Last week, in wake of an unforeseen appendectomy for one of our Summer Learning Academy teachers (she is doing much better now, things worked out!), I was thrust into the teacher role while we figured out how to get another … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

I figured I would take the opportunity to write a blog post while it is storming outside. Today is concert day, and I have spent the last few hours getting caught in the bustle of the King Arts Complex as … Continue reading

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Informing City Council, Meeting with Successful Social Entrepreneurial, Secret Shopper Run

An intern, a woman experiencing homeless, and I went to a city council meeting on Monday to discuss the long waitlist for shelters in Columbus.  We informed the councilmen of the long wait-list including women and veterans and the recent … Continue reading

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Yellow Socks and Yellow Shoes

Last evening was the annual Family Night at SYEP camp held at Camp Mary Orton. Towards the end of camp, every camper’s family is invited to spend a fun evening experiencing some of the things their children do at camp. … Continue reading

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