Partner Story: GTECH

 

We love partnering with PULSE. Through it’s mission and model, PULSE is able to make a tangible impact on the lives of young professionals year-after-year…Fellows are able to add needed capacity to our team in a variety of ways. Having this capacity allows us to go above and beyond on many of our projects, adding additional components to our work.

 

 

GTECH invests in a process that equips motivated people to help create safe, green, resilient and livable spaces within their own communities. Across Allegheny County, they mobilize residents, local policy-makers, and like-minded organizations to transform vacant spaces into thriving places everyone can enjoy.

James Snow is a Project Manager in Planning and Analysis with GTECH. In the following interview he talks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

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

JS:  We love partnering with PULSE. Through it’s mission and model, PULSE is able to make a tangible impact on the lives of young professionals year-after-year. Through our partnership, not only are we able to increase the capacity of our own organization, but we also wanted to give young professionals the exposure that serves as learning opportunities that will last a lifetime. Working with PULSE allows us to tap into a vast networks of resources and alumni that further enhance our PULSE Fellow’s experience with GTECH.

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

JS: The most rewarding aspect of working with PULSE is the demonstrable impact our PULSE fellow is able to have during their nonprofit partnership. In our experiences, each fellow has brought a unique set of valuable skills and perspectives to GTECH. Theses assets have added to the depth and diversity of the projects we have been able to complete in communities across the county.

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

JS: Fellows are able to add needed capacity to our team in a variety of ways. Having this capacity allows us to go above and beyond on many of our projects, adding additional components to our work. Whether it be an extra pair of hands at a volunteer day or support crafting a policy paper, PULSE Fellows contributions are always appreciated. In addition, we’ve hired PULSE fellows as full-time employees after their fellowship.

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

JS: Tom has been a solid addition to the GTECH team. He has a keen eye for design and an acute attention to detail. Tom is always a team player who is eager to learn, take on new challenges and contribute innovative ideas to the team. Tom takes pride in the work that he does and cares for the communities with which he works.

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

JS: Partner with PULSE! Take a second to read through their website or reach out to anyone on their amazing staff. I promise you won’t regret it.

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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.

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