Katie’s First Week at VolunteerMark


Uncategorized / Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The first day I arrived at VolunteerMark, I had no idea what to expect.  I applied for the job (as a marketing specialist) because, as a volunteer, I personally know the need for a product that helps volunteers find new opportunities and creates an easy way to log and validate volunteer hours. 

I knew I was going to be the third person on the VolunteerMark team and I honestly was a little nervous about working on such a small team.  Luckily, my first day eased my nerves because I couldn’t have picked more accommodating and friendly people to work with.  I knew after the first day that I had gotten picked for a fantastic opportunity.

I started my first day at a meeting with a potential client; jumping right in!
(At Parisi Cafe):

I knew about VolunteerMark’s product beforehand, but it was good experience hearing the questions at the meeting and learning even more from Andrew’s answers to the questions.  The rest of the day was spent learning even more about the ins and outs of VolunteerMark, which was great.

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Ever since, I have been so grateful to be working on such a needed product with an awesome team.  So far, I’ve gone to Nonprofit Connect and The HALO Foundation and met with Archer Foundation (where our workspace is currently located), marketing professionals, SEO specialists, etc. This one-on-one communication with all of these connections is helping me in ways I never would have expected. I’mlearning so much.  I especially like meeting with nonprofits and hearing all of the good things they do for their surrounding communities.  I swear, every time we leave a meeting, my first thought is, “Wow, they were nice.”  I’m very lucky to have a job (a first job, nonetheless) where I am surrounded by such positivity.

My favorite part of working at VolunteerMark is that I get to go home after work knowing that our product is actually a helpful tool for all of these great people we’re meeting with.  I don’t leave with a guilty conscience because I spent my day selling an unnecessary product or service, I leave knowing we are making lives easier. I’m excited for the future of VolunteerMark and I’m fortunate to be a part of it!

Article by Katie Martino, Marketing Specialist at VolunteerMark

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