• Introduction and Intentions

    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)
    • Bibliophile
    • Queer
    • Cat mom
    • Feminist
    • Person living with depression and anxiety
    • Someone who likes making lists (bonus if there is an opportunity to color-code)

    My Intentions

    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
    • Micro-activism
    • 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!

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