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Partner Story: Global Links

Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system.

Maura O’Neill is the Development Manager of Global Links. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

MO: Global Links was interested in putting more resources into our social media strategy and getting assistance implementing our marketing and communications plans. With a limited budget, partnering with PULSE was a smart and mutually beneficial way to get an accomplished individual on our team and share our mission with a service-oriented organization.

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

MO: Understanding PULSE’s thoughtful vetting process for participants meant that Global Links could expect to find an individual who would fully understand our mission and bring the same passion to the job as our other employees.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

MO: The obviously impact on Global Links has been the work that our PULSE Fellow is doing on a daily basis. Having a smart, dependable, and engaged Fellow has brought so much to our staff. Our Fellow, Kaylee, along with our AmeriCorps HealthCorps Member and other younger employees, is part of an energetic group that brings fresh ideas and new ways of thinking to our organization.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

MO: Flexibility, creativity, and her faith.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

MO: PULSE really is an affordable way to get a dynamic individual working for your organization and at the same time, helping to mentor an individual that will go on to do great things in the world.

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This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

Partner Story: A+ Schools

A+ Schools is the community advocate and leader for educational equity and excellence in Pittsburgh Public Schools. Their core purpose and focus of their work is to remove any barriers to equity in our schools. They are dedicated to educating the public, increasing awareness and engaging the community in efforts to advance change.

James Fogarty is the Executive Director of A+ Schools. In the following interview, he speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

JF: We were in transition with staff, and were looking for someone young, energetic, and socially active to fill the position. We looked to PULSE as a way to find that individual because we appreciated the structure and shared support they brought to the table.

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

JF: The partnership that exists – it isn’t just a one sided situation. We all work together to support the PULSE Fellow and to get the work done. We both promote each others events with our networks and offer support as needed.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

JF: The experience, knowledge, and energy that our PULSE Fellow brings to the position is beyond what we could have ever expected. The workshops and facilitation methods that he has shared during his time here are structures we will continue to use even after he has left.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

JF: Brandon brings a fresh set of eyes and new approaches to the work, which helps to push us to grow in our methods. The eagerness both Brandon and his colleagues have to get involved in events across the city is refreshing and inspiring. They are willing to jump in however is needed and support a variety of causes.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

JF: The structure and organization that PULSE brings to this experience makes the process simple for nonprofits. And the interview process makes it easy for you to find the perfect match.

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This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

Partner Story: The Environmental Charter School

Environmental Charter School is a place where education is shared and celebrated. At ECS, they believe in continual innovation that develops students into critical thinkers, thoughtful innovators, and well-rounded scholars. They provide students the tools and educational foundation to become tomorrow’s global citizens, and strive to teach students how their choices impact the world around them.

Nikole Sheaffer is the Director of Innovation of ECS. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

NS: We were looking to build our team, to infuse new enthusiasm and talent in our organization, and to support the growth of some projects that needed attention from a thoughtful, mission-focused individual

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

NS: The fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and intense commitment to our common vision for our organization has re-energized my team.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

NS: We love their input, the connections they have to other local organizations, and their willingness to try something different or push us to think differently.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

NS: PULSE can be an energy shot for your organization! PULSE fellows are not only an investment in your organizational outputs, but a way to re-energize you, build new excitement on your team, and expand your capacity in ways you never thought possible!

Check out more great Partner Stories.

This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

Partner Story: Amachi Pittsburgh

Amachi Pittsburgh empowers young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration and to reach their full potential through one-on-one mentoring, family strengthening and reunification support, and leadership development and youth organizing. They are nationally recognized and award winning as the only organization in the Pittsburgh area with a distinct focus on children of prisoners and promise.

Anna Hollis is the Executive Director of Amachi Pittsburgh. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

AH: There’s a mutual benefit in working with PULSE. We are able to bring on board a highly skilled college graduate to lead a special project without having to commit to a permanent hire. At the same time, we are being able to offer a great developmental and learning opportunity for the PULSE fellow.

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

AH: PULSE engages the best and brightest socially-conscious young minds from diverse backgrounds (and regions) to the nonprofit sector. It is very rewarding to benefit from the energy, fresh ideas and new perspectives PULSE fellows bring to the work place.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

AH: PULSE allows our organization to access additional, much needed support for special projects or day-to-day activities with a minimal financial investment.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

AH: Justice TenEyck takes initiative and follows through on assignments with minimal management and oversight. He’s also a great team player, writer and thoughtful in his approach to meeting project objectives.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

AH: PULSE is the place to go to engage highly competent and motivated college graduates/leaders when hiring a permanent employee is not an option.

Check out more great Partner Stories.

This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

Partner Story: POWER

The Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)’s mission is to help ‘women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations. POWER envisions a day when all women struggling with addiction will embrace the journey and realize the promises of recovery, enhancing and strengthening relationships with children, family, and community’.

Madelon Edelstone is the Associate and Development Director of POWER. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

ME: It’s a great way to bring bright young people into the agency to perform needed, substantive tasks.

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

ME: Working with young, smart, committed individuals who want to work in the nonprofit arena is very rewarding.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

ME: We hired the last PULSE member to continue and expand her work as our Outcomes Coordinator.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

ME: We love their energy and commitment.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

ME: It’s a win-win situation for the organization and for the PULSE member!

Check out more great Partner Stories.

This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

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