I’m Chapin, and I’ve been working in fundraising and marketing for nonprofits for eleven years. The time has flown by, but at the same time I feel like I’ve experienced so much. I have put on silent auctions, managed websites, put together major donor programs, project managed direct mail appeals, managed donor database migrations, written grants, and worked at countless galas. Needless to say, I’m exhausted! But I never forget the lives that are being changed through my work.
I believe that at the core of effective nonprofit operations lies happy, healthy, fully enriched employees. This blog contains my thoughts around sector wide issues, but also human issues. Because the only way the nonprofit sector is going to continue to thrive and receive the recognition it deserves is if the people who work in it are fully satisfied, both in what they are doing and how they are doing it.
I completed my Masters in Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco in December 2013 after 27 months of classes while also working full time in the sector. I learned a great deal about a wide variety of subjects concerning nonprofit management, that I come across in my day to day work presently and certainly will for the rest of my career.
I believe that we all make an impact on others in daily life, and therefore we all change the world every day.
I started this blog after reading about the importance of blogging in How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar by Rosetta Thurman and Trista Harris. I’ve been blogging for six years, and I’m happy to have you here!
Questions? Comments? Ideas on how the nonprofit sector can continue to thrive? Contact me!