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Are you interested in a career in the nonprofit sector, but aren’t clear on what working in a social benefit/third sector/mission-driven or social enterprise organization would be like? Learn first-hand from these talented individuals who have devoted their careers to doing good work, and found out about their current role on Nonprofit Talent’s job board and social media pages.

  1. Hannah Somers, CCChampions

    Hannah, raised in Pittsburgh, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Political Science and Scandinavian Studies. After working at an immigration law firm for two years in Chicago, she is thrilled to make her return to Pittsburgh as a member of the CCChampions team! Hannah is… Read More

  2. Steve Fowler, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

    Steve Fowler is the Research Specialist for the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A Washington D.C. native turned proud Pittsburgher, he shifted away from politics to work in non-profit development. 1. Tell us about your cool job as Research Specialist at the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. This position evolved… Read More

  3. Kristy Giandomenico, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

    1. Tell us about your cool job. What exactly do you do on a daily basis? As the Programs Assistant, a lot of my focus is on two of our programs: Community Leadership Course for Veterans (CLCV) and Leadership Development Initiative (LDI). Currently, I have been working on the recruitment… Read More

  4. Adam M. Kenney, Bridgeway Capital

    1. Tell us about your cool job as Communications Director at Bridgeway Capital. I arrived at Bridgeway Capital (Bridgeway) at an interesting time in the organization’s development. Bridgeway has expanded and diversified its economic revitalization tool kit over the last several years. It’s “my cool job” to create a communications… Read More

  5. Robin Rectenwald, Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

    1. Tell us about your cool job. I’m the Public Affairs Associate at Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (VLP), which is an independent nonprofit founded by Vietnam Veterans in 1982. I’m responsible for the agency’s communication efforts including our social media accounts, website, monthly e-newsletters, public relations campaigns and… Read More

  6. Russell Howard, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

    1. Tell us about your cool job. I head up Special Events and Development for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), a non-profit organization that develops and implements innovative programs and initiatives to enhance the Downtown neighborhood. We work in collaboration with a cross section of government agencies, businesses, foundations, and… Read More

  7. CJ Strauss, KidsVoice

    1. Tell us about your cool job. What exactly do you do on a daily basis? As the Development Associate at KidsVoice, I’m responsible for a large part of both individual, corporate and foundation fundraising, from prospect research to grant proposals and reports to events. Most recently I worked to… Read More

  8. Valerie Fleisher, Lawrenceville Corporation

    1. Tell us about your cool job. What exactly do you do on a daily basis? I am responsible for the day to day finances and operations of Lawrenceville Corporation (LC), as well as general office management, human resources, and managing two mission-based properties. I like to describe the work… Read More

  9. Maggie Negrete, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

    Name: Maggie Negrete Organization: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Website: www.PittsburghArtsCouncil.org Job Title: Administrative Assistant Date started in current role: September 2012 1. Tell us about your cool job. What exactly do you do on a daily basis? My fingers are in many pies, here at GPAC. I coordinate the board,… Read More

  10. Michael Vesio, Hip Hop Educator

    Job Title: Hip Hop Educator/Audio Engineer Organization: Hip Hop On L.O.C.K. 1. Tell us a bit about your organization, it’s mission and the community you serve. Our mission is to take youth to new heights through music. Our goal is to not only teach students throughout Western Pennsylvania but to… Read More