Celebrating Jennifer Puente, Volunteer of the Month

08/07/2018 12:14 PM | Paul Venderley (Administrator)

ATD-Orange County proudly recognizes Jennifer Puente as our August 2018 volunteer of the Month.

Jennifer has been a commendable behind-the-scenes professional, interviewing and writing about key influencers within the ATD-OC community. She's brought to the table several ideas that fleshed out a role that had, at best, been sketched out on the back of a napkin and handed to her. Her first article, "The Deliberate Volunteer - An Interview with Jeffrey Hansler" was posted on June 4. Her next article: "The Volunteer Who Built Content and Community" focusing on Anthony Harmetz, was just published online yesterday.

Jennifer is "such a good writer," said Anthony Harmetz upon reading 'The Deliberate Volunteer.' "This is a great service she's providing for the Chapter."  He's recently become one of her biggest advocates for increasing her interview pipeline.

Now, two articles in eight months may not seem like such a big deal, but as those who've worked with non-profit organizations such at ATD-OC know, it's a fair achievement. Jennifer has mastered the art of persistence and follow-through, collaborating with the proverbial overwhelmed and easily distracted client -- both those she interviews and the person who asked her to do all this in the first place.

She's building a pipeline of ATD-OC community influencers to interview. We look forward to learning more about them, and her, in the future!

Jennifer will be at our September Learning Event. Stop by, give her a hearty handshake!

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