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  • [How I Work] Focusing on the groundwork for Colorado's National Forest

    • Aug 22, 2019

    As the National Forest Foundation’s Colorado Program Manager, one staffer brings together public and private stakeholders to enhance the natural splendor of the South Rockies.

  • [How I Work] Crafting a space for art

    • Jun 26, 2019

    At the oldest craft school in Tennessee, one artist serves students, the community, and her fellow art pros as the manager of five different galleries and a permanent collection of more than 1,000 pieces.

  • [How I Work] 4 million park-goers, one very busy point-person

    • Apr 17, 2019

    Piedmont Park Conservancy is responsible for maintaining Atlanta’s largest greenspace, and one manager is on-hand to make sure every visitor has a great time.

  • Sowing the seeds

    [How I Work] Sowing the seeds of a better city

    • Nov 28, 2018

    The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a force for nature in California’s capital city, and their Restoration Ecologist digs deep into a range of projects, from planting to trailblazing to public education.

  • [How I Work] Cultivating the people who close opportunity gaps for kids

    • Sep 21, 2018

    How the Talent Business Partner at Citizen Schools got to where she is, and what she does to engage her coworkers, amplify their impact, and better focus everyone involved – including herself.

  • [How I Work] Making space for supporters, wherever they are

    • Mar 21, 2018

    How one Music & Events Coordinator connects with thousands of young people – including a 35-city cross-country tour and a “virtual” 5k – to build a mental health movement.

  • [How I Work] Making home improvements that serve Atlantans without homes

    • Feb 20, 2018

    The ups and downs of a Community Engagement Director who organizes all-hands-on-deck construction projects for other nonprofits, and the winding path she took to get there – including a stint as the turnaround CEO.

  • [How I Work] Fueling investment in a unique Native community

    • Sep 20, 2017

    With a team of just five, it takes a lot to run an operation that covers arts, housing, wellness, and more for a singularly historic, but always-evolving, urban population.

  • [How I Work] Giving back to a resource that’s given so much

    • Jun 13, 2017

    How the Director of Major Giving for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation turned a lifetime of passion for his region’s waterways into a career preserving their future.

  • [How I Work] Ensuring universal access to clean water

    • Apr 13, 2017

    Ensuring universal access to clean water means confronting some very grim scenarios and statistics, but also enjoying the satisfaction of reversing them—and, in the communications role, offering others the unique opportunity to help save lives by the hundreds or thousands.

  • [How I Work] Healthy babies, healthy Baltimore

    • Mar 28, 2017

    What does it take to ensure babies city-wide get a healthy start? Relationship-building, strategic thinking, and flexibility, as well as a passion for people and community.

  • [How I Work] Sharing, supporting, and sustaining a fundraising record-breaker

    • Feb 28, 2017
    • Marc Schultz

    Marketing one of the biggest giving days in the country means more than promotion: It means educating nonprofits and donors to become better fundraisers, months of planning and outreach, and supporting the team that makes it possible.

  • [How I Work] Ground control for an educational (space) mission

    • Jan 30, 2017

    Facilitating simulated space missions isn’t just a job—it’s an adventure. Find out what it takes to be Lead Flight Director at the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, and the rewards of a teaching position that takes students beyond the classroom.

  • Ellie Canter - Managing Director at Turning the Pa

    [How I Work] Connecting the dots with students, staff, and a new Chicago office

    • Jan 15, 2017
    • Marc Schultz

    It’s a challenge managing a network of school partnerships for the D.C. metro public school system – add a second city, and this complex job can get considerably more involved.

  • [How I Work] Keeping her eyes on the ball

    • Sep 29, 2016
    • Marc Schultz

    At The Samfund, Chief Operations Officer means balancing the long view and the day-to-day—making sure programs are efficient and effective, collaborating with the team on strategy, and figuring out how to help even more people overcome the financial aftermath of cancer treatment.

  • [How I Work] Director, producer, and that many-hats thing

    • Aug 23, 2016
    • Marc Schultz

    At an organization raising funds for kids through not one, but two, annual bicycle races—involving a total of 255 miles and 575 cyclists—it takes sensitive leadership and hawk-eyed attention to detail to be Bike Tour Director and Producer.

  • [How I Work] Managing the art of art education

    • Aug 11, 2016
    • Marc Schultz

    Being the Associate Director of Education at a children’s theater is a matter of developing curricula, prepping artists to become teachers, and writing material for both in-class programs and on-stage performances.

  • [How I Work] Overseeing everyone who wants to get involved

    • May 6, 2016
    • Marc Schultz

    When you’re a Service and Volunteerism Manager, you’re not just responsible for directing the volunteer experience, but for understanding departmental needs, building cross-sector relationships, and even managing grants.

  • [How I Work] Selling a solution to community hunger

    • Apr 25, 2016
    • Marc Schultz

    Lauren Banta Holloway has been serving as Associate Director, Individual Giving for the North Texas Food Bank since 2013, helping raise the annual budget ($19.6 million in 2016) that funds Food Bank operations. We spoke to her over the phone from her Dallas offices.