An emotionally rewarding experience while still growing my career as a communicator.
Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 12, 2016
In April 2015, after nine years at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, I resigned my position as associate vice president of communications to pursue the cliché "other opportunities."
A former supervisor (and former Taproot Foundation volunteer) encouraged me to seek out those so-called "opportunities" with Taproot. It is a 10-year-old organization that connects nonprofits with professionals to share their expertise pro bono.
I was immediately selected as a team participant to develop a first-ever annual report for Green Door, one of D.C.'s oldest and highest-rated mental health providers. The project concluded and I did, indeed, find the experience emotionally rewarding while still growing my career as a communicator. During this time, I remained committed to my profession and registered for webcasts and seminars offered through the Public Relations Society of America, of which I have been a long-standing member.
As a Taproot consultant, I am currently working to assist the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to define its identity and create a brand to reflect the organization's mission and vision.
This only consumes a few hours a week, and I am now actively in the process of a job search for part-time employment or project work.