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Kristyn Greco is Switchboard of Miami’s Development Specialist and Communications Manager. Social media guru and fundraising aficionado, Kristyn is a University of Miami alumnus, mother of one (to her dog, Maya Angelou), amateur blogger, and adventurist.
Here is a typical day:
Before 8:00 am: Wake up at 7:00 (let’s be real, 7:15 after hitting the snooze) and stare sleepily at my emails, take the dog out–Maya loves to go for walks–and then re-look at emails with fresh eyes. Come back home and drag the boyfriend out of bed before biking to work.
8:00 am – 10:00 am: Wheel into the office at 8:25-8:30 and park my bike by my desk before going to get coffee from the kitchen. Say hello to everyone and meet with my boss for a quick hello before hitting the desk.
Spend about a half an hour on communicating with other nonprofits on Facebook, check the Twitter feed, schedule any HootSuite posts that are in queue, and give a tour to the Leadership Miami group that has chosen us as their pet project.
At 9:30, intern Sarah comes in and I put her to work on redesigning our volunteer brochure to streamline branding.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Need a stretch, so I stroll around the office and stop to talk to some people for a few minutes. I check in with almost every department to keep relationships positive and strong.
Head back to the kitchen for a snack and come to my desk to start composing emails that should go out over the next few weeks for Give Miami Day, a philanthropic day of giving.
Finalize intern Sarah’s graphics from last week and take her for a smoothie to reward her for doing such awesome work over the past few weeks.
Come to my desk and call some people to check in on ongoing projects. I make some popcorn and share with people around the office before coming back to my computer to finish the graphics for the emails that will be going out.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Add a page to our website about offering services to other call centers and send it for use by the ad group that’s running our campaign. Then, I sit down for a webinar on Corporate Giving.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Meet with our database specialist to wrap up the financial details on our past fundraising event. There is a discrepancy about sponsorship dollars and we try to solve it.
After 4:00 pm: Check my to-do list for tomorrow and leave at 4:30 because I came in early today and worked late yesterday. Walk the dog and call it a night.
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