I loved being involved in program development, outreach and fundraising
I spent most days at home in my office with some meetings outside my office in Asheville, N.C. The broad was located in Charlotte where I occasionally attended board meetings or planning sessions for events. I was solely responsible for planning all activities, events and support-education series. I was assisted by 3-4 main volunteers 2 who were employed in the healthcare field.
I learned how larger non profits operate and how much waist there is in relation to funds being spent on marketing etc I learned more about public speaking, public health, disparities in healthcare and how to ask for what we needed and actually get it mostly, as we relied heavily on community support.
I managed myself and the other 3-4 people working with me. My boss was the president of the state board for LFA and we have a great working relationship.
The hardest part for me was working 40 hour days with no compensation and having to use my own funds at times.
Event planning was my favorite. It was a way for the community to see our progress and celebrate our endeavors for the year and hopefully gain enough monetary support to continue.
working from home office and making my own hours.
no potential income or health care benefits, retirement etc.