After finally graduating from college last Fall I was eager to work in the social service field and put into practice all that I’d learned during my time in school. My stars aligned and I was hired to work in the development office at a local nonprofit just a few months after school. Part of my position involves board relations and strategy, which I at first was super intimidated by. Talking with people about fundraising and donating is sooo awkward! I’ve worked through the awkwardness and love working with our boards and getting them excited about the work our organization does!
We’ll be gearing up with a strategy and kick off board meeting in late October, and I’ll have a more active role in engaging our boards, which has me both nervous and excited. It’s a great opportunity to strengthen my relationships with such influential donors and put my communications skills to good use! When I started in this position I was initially upset that I couldn’t wear jeans – but when I’m constantly interacting with donors and attending meetings, I have to ensure I’m dressed professionally. This strategy meeting will be a chance for me to meet new members and I’ll need to look sharp! We are the face of our organization and it’s important to dress to impress! Thanks to the folks over at JC Penny I’ll be able to purchase some new items from their new Liz Claiborne line that’ll have me looking ready to mingle. I’m pretty predictable in what I tend to wear, which usually includes all black everything. But, if you know me, you know I have a colorful personality and I’m looking forward to adding some punch to my outfits and excited to see what how the Liz Claiborne line can help me not only stay professional, but also youthful. Known for classic pieces and quality workwear, Liz makes looking good effortless, all at great prices every day!
So stay tuned, I’ll be posting again once I purchase my Liz Claiborne outfits and will need your help choosing the outfit I should wear to the board meeting!
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