About the Author
It’s me, the human behind this particular corner of the internet.
In addition to [my attempt at] running this site and its associated pages, I’m a 30-something nonprofit professional and crafter.
A few other terms and phrases I identify with include:
- Neurodivergent (or neuro-spicy, as some like to say, hah)
- Cat mom
- Person living with depression and anxiety
- Someone who likes making lists (bonus if there is an opportunity to color-code)
Big parts of my personality/neurodivergence involve collecting and categorizing nuggets of information. I love learning and sharing my enthusiasm for whatever I come across. I am the Khaleesi of rabbit holes and tangents.
Hence, another creative project! (As my never-ending polymer clay and crochet WIP stashes glare at me from across the room. But *this* one is *writing*, so it’s different, okay?)
Mostly I’m in a funky development/wellness phase on both the personal and professional fronts and wanted to figure out a healthy outlet. My hope is that Social Impact Nerd serves as a place for me to invest some energy, continue my own learning, amplify the work of others more knowledgeable than myself, and help folks navigate information overload. I also think it’s important to be transparent on this platform that I’m living through the lens of white privilege. I may love to collect and share info, but please don’t stop with my thoughts – you’ll get the most value if you also engage with any primary sources!
I’m interested (but not at ALL an expert) in a wide variety of nonprofit, social science, and DEI topics including:
- Digital accessibility
- Nonprofit management
- Program design
- Issue-based research
- Disrupting harmful hierarchies and other systems
- Community organizing and buy-in
- History, sociology and anthropology
- Organizational psychology
- Ethical purchasing
- Restorative justice
- Trust-based philanthropy
- and SO much more!