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Meet Tasha Gibson!

This Community spotlight shines on Tasha Gibson, a Blackbaud Merchant Services and eTapestry user, with Baptist Global News.
Meet Tasha Gibson!

This Community Corner spotlight shines on Tasha Gibson, with Baptist News Global.  Tasha will also be featured as a guest blogger for eTapestry! Look for her post soon in Community.

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About Tasha:

Tell us about your family (fur babies count!) "Although I live in a city other than where my extended family lives, I have a few close friends who are like family."

Where do you live? "Winston-Salem, NC."

What do you like to do for fun? "I am huge moviegoer, an art museum volunteer and a big NFL fan. I also enjoy going to outdoor events: concerts, films, festivals etc.. Basically, if's free or cheap and outdoors, I want to go."

What’s a life achievement you are particularly proud of? "I am really proud that, in the past, I have given handmade Christmas gifts to family and friends. It was a big accomplishment, fun to work with my hands, and meaningful to give someone something I made."

What’s one memory that always makes you smile? "I always smile when I remember a friend who surprised me at the airport. We were scheduled to go to dinner, but we spend the day, along with her husband and daughter, at a festival and baseball game. It was a wonderfully memorable day."

Tell us about your organization: "Baptist News Global is a reader-supported, independent news organization providing original and curated news, opinion and analysis about matters of faith."

What’s a typical day like for you? "Typically, I begin my day by corresponding with staff and board members. I spend time around the middle of my day recording contributions and sending acknowledgments. More often than not, my day also involves supporting teams who are planning campaigns and events. 

What’s the best part of your job? "The best part of my job is getting to know donors and board members. I really enjoy that part of my work."

What advice would you give someone starting out in the non-profit field? "I would say to someone new in nonprofits: make it your intention to listen to colleagues and resources as much as possible. Even it if means, setting an appointment on your calendar to read blogs, attend webinars, or have informational interviews with a colleague. Make learning a priority."

What do you love about the Blackbaud Community? "I really appreciate the people and the resources shared in Blackbaud Community. I am one of the only staff members that steadily uses eTapestry. So it's nice to turn to others online and learn best practices and strategies to effectively help my organization."

What is one interesting fact about yourself most people don't know? "I listen to a variety of podcasts almost every single day: Fresh Air, Morning Joe, The Diane Rehm Show, The Ringer NFL Show, Nonprofit Leadership Podcast, HBR IdeaCast, PGA Replay, Driving Participation Podcast, Nonprofits are Messy, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, Raise and Engage, On Point, This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt, Nonprofit Leadership...I could go on! :)"

Finally, if you were a sandwich, what kind of sandwich would you be? "If I were a sandwich, I would be a turkey sandwich with mayo, lettuce, tomato and cranberry sauce. At first glance, it looks pretty basic. But upon closer inspection, there's a little something fun and festive in there."
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Aug 31, 2016 2:58 PM America/New_York

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Thanks for all the Podcast suggestions Tasha!
  • Posted Fri 02 Sep 2016 09:02 AM EDT