Author Archives: sylviacollard

The Sun Goes Down on Summer

It’s a bittersweet feeling when an opportunity like this concludes (excluding the few people who will be continuing with their organization). When starting out at a fellowship or internship you begin full of possibilities and it seems like you have all the … Continue reading

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Data is the Key

I’ve said this the past couple of weeks, but I still can’t believe the fellowship is soon coming to an end. I’ve been working hard to wrap up my final report and putting the finishing touches of other projects. It’s been … Continue reading

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Summer is almost over!

              I have to be honest. As these weeks starting to fly by, it is getting more and more difficult to remember every detail that has happened each week as the whole summer seems like … Continue reading

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Week at a glance

This week was full of etiquette, design, and collaboration. I’ve been taking a break from my main research on our information management system and been working on some design projects with help from some coworkers. On Monday, the fellows connected with the … Continue reading

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Blogs, reports, and brochures, oh my!

Yesterday, GroundWork group launched a new blog in celebration of their 10th anniversary. Go check it out here! Though I haven’t really had that much to do with the blog, they were inspired my the blogging that the fellows are doing … Continue reading

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The Power of Storytelling

One of the best parts about this Summer Fellowship experience has been the learning sessions at The Columbus Foundation.   Every other week, the fellows take time out of their busy work schedules to come together to learn more about … Continue reading

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Temporarily Out of the Office

I spent a surprising amount of time last week out of the office. Monday though Wednesday, I spent a few hours each day at Prevent Blindness Ohio. One of my main projects this summer to observe, analyze, and document how Prevent Blindness Ohio … Continue reading


Don’t You (Forget About Me)

I think many of us had our first experience with nonprofits through volunteering. Whether it was walking dogs at an animal shelter (I’ve done this), serving meals at a soup kitchen (I’ve not yet done this), passing out flyers to help … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes

Hello everyone! It is strange to think that the summer has just begun. In just one week I’ve been able to meet so many exceptional people that are passionate about what they do (other Summer Fellows, coworkers, and clients). There are … Continue reading

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