Tag Archives: Summer Fellowship

Treating Learning and Change as Continuums

Some of my recent blog posts have discussed my desire to make positive changes in both personal mindset and conduct. Last Thursday, another Fellow asked how I was doing with running my personal life like a nonprofit program. I was … Continue reading

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A Professional Living With Parents

When I attended the Fair Trade Campaigns 2018 National Conference in Washington D.C. in March, I was thrilled to meet Ben Conard, a fellow fair trade advocate, whose Tedx Talk had given me inspiration in leading the Fair Trade Campaign … Continue reading

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The Case for Running My Personal Life Like a Nonprofit Program

Originally, I was going to name this week’s blog “Waiting, Stuck in Transit” because that is how I felt about my situation at the beginning of week 6. I was in a period of transition, moving from the first half … Continue reading

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4th of July Reflection

(This post was delayed but originally written during Week 5.)  In this fifth week at Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, my supervisor is out of the office. I am wrapping up my review for the Crime Victims Rights Toolkit. That … Continue reading

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3 Tips for an Aspiring Nonprofit Professional

During our Week 4 Fellows Learning Session, we got to hear from a pair of nonprofit professionals in Columbus who have both recently entered the nonprofit sector. Oyauma Garrison was already well into his career when he switched from the … Continue reading

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The Value in My Work

In my first blog post, I sought to tell a bit of my personal story. I wanted to explain the connections between my varied experiences over the past few years to show where I have been and where I am … Continue reading

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This summer… I work for the Justice League!

My name is Bradley Petrella, and for the next ten weeks, I’m working for the nonprofit Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center (formerly the Justice League of Ohio) through the Columbus Foundation Fellowship. Continue reading

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If you love a flower, don’t pick it.

Let me drop a beautiful quote on y’all. “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” -Alexander Den Heijer. Yesterday I was able to spend most of my day at the West … Continue reading

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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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From etiquette lunch to bowling alley

Monday may have been my most varied day in the almost six weeks I’ve spent as a Summer Fellow. I started the day at an Etiquette Lunch led by OSU’s Assistant Vice President for Constituency and Fundraising, Dana Booth, with the Summer … Continue reading

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