I’m 2 weeks into my new job as Director of Communications for World Orphans and I am having SO MUCH fun! I feel like I’m drowning half the time but I keep kicking and there is a smile on my face the whole time. WO does so much stuff that I’m spending a lot of time just catching up, seeing all the things my team had in progress, getting lists of things that need to be done, etc.
We are doing some major rethinking to our overall marketing and communications plan and my brain is working overtime. There’s a new web site to plot out, new marketing pieces to develop, processes to put in place etc. But this is the part that totally excites me. The first week I kind of felt a little bit like I was wading through the water, floating an idea here and an idea there, testing the waters. And the reaction has been overwhelming – this is a group of people who are SO open to new ideas that it astounds me. Not once have I heard “well, that’s not the way we do things” – in fact it’s just the opposite. They have met every one of my ideas with not just acceptance, but excitement. They believe in me, my experience and my desire to do what is best for this incredible ministry. You have NO idea how good that feels!
I have an awesome team of guys working with me. Marcello and Marty knock out some brilliant design work – award winning design work in fact (Pikes Peak ADDY Awards). And Luke is our resident programming genius who makes all our back end systems work. The best part is that these guys are here not for the paycheck, but because they are passionate about the orphan and what World Orphans does. It doesn’t get better than that.
I’ve got lots of projects on my plate and some opportunities for others to get involved if you’re looking for a way to help the orphan community. Not a lot of experience needed. All you need to help with my first project is a love of reading adoption/orphan blogs and the ability to cut and paste into Excel 🙂
If you’d like to help, just leave a comment and I’ll get in touch ASAP.