Meet Shahree Douglas of Scoliosis Research Society
YNPN Milwaukee's September Featured Member
What is your experience in the nonprofit sector?
I started in the non-profit sector while in graduate school. I worked with Habitat for Humanity to create a Communications Plan to find and recruit families that would qualify for homes. Then I interned (for two years), volunteered (for three years) and work (for two years) at March of Dimes. I also volunteered, for two years, at the English Language Partners of Wisconsin as an English Conversation Tutor. I currently work at an AMC (Association Management Company), doing communication and development for the Scoliosis Research Society.
What is your favorite nonprofit event or program?
I don't have a favorite. I just enjoy supporting great nonprofits and their events. I enjoyed doing walks/runs, biking, luncheons/dinners, auctions, pancake breakfasts etc., they're all great!
Who do you look up to as a professional mentor or role model?
I do not have a professional mentor or role model. My grandmother was a big influence growing up. She taught me the importance of giving 100% in all I do and to treat people with respect, no matter their job or title.
How has networking proven beneficial to you?
Networking has helped me meet so many great people living and working here in Milwaukee. I love meeting people and hearing about the work they do to improve the Community and Milwaukee.
How did you become involved with YNPN Milwaukee?
I signed up for YNPN's Listserv and newsletter a few years back to while job hunting and also attended some networking events. I enjoyed the people I met and wanted to get more involved. I joined as a member and then decided to join the Marketing committee.
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