Networking is my middle name, baby.
Why I work at Big Duck:
The people. The passion. The projects.
What I think is just ducky:
My cats, Brooklyn, brunch, classic movies, equality, purple, disco, and 80s jams
What really ruffles my feathers:
Closed minds, pork sneaking into “vegetarian” food, bad music, animal abuse
More about me:
I was born an activist on Long Island, organizing to end hunger, prevent drunk driving, and right other wrongs. I studied psychology at American University in Washington, DC, where I started and led a public health awareness organization called Students for Healthy Decisions. During the nine years I lived in DC, my penchant for talking to strangers led me to fundraising and social marketing for the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. After 9/11, I moved to San Francisco with my partner, and dove into the wonderful world of online fundraising with Donordigital. In 2004, I came home to New York to master the science of nonprofit management at The New School and soon joined the team at Douglas Gould and Company to lead online engagement projects. Now, in addition to being a Duck, I help organize 501TechNYC—a monthly meetup for New York City's nonprofit tech crowd and local members of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). I also actively participate on the communications committee of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, for whom I'm also a former board member. I love speaking and training nonprofiteers and am a part-time faculty member at The New School, where I periodically teach a graduate course, “Online Engagement: Leveraging the Internet and Social Media to Increase Visibility, Raise Money, and Create Change."
Ask me about:
Raising lots of money online, managing your personal/professional brand in social media, and the best places to eat and hang in Brooklyn.