Member Spotlight

Meet Jenna Cronin!

Meet Jenna Cronin, an Online Express, Raiser's Edge, Target Analytics, and Blackbaud Merchant Services user, with the Audubon Nature Institute.

Meet Jenna Cronin!

This week's Community Corner spotlight shines on Online Express, Raiser's Edge, Target Analytics, and BBMS user, Jenna Cronin, with Audubon Nature Institute.

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About Jenna:

Tell us about your family (fur babies count!) "My husband Joe and I live in New Orleans with our 10 year old dachsund mix, Lucky."

Where do you live? "New Orleans, LA."

What do you like to do for fun? "For fun I love to travel, go to festivals, have dinner and game nights with friends, and read. I also enjoy walking the dog and a good binge on Netflix." 

What’s a life achievement you are particularly proud of? "I'm happy to be currently working towards a second degree in Health and Wellness from Tulane University."

What’s one memory that always makes you smile? "Attending an Indian wedding for a friend in Mumbai."

What is one interesting fact about yourself most people don't know? "Most people in my current circle don't know that I have a musical background and graduated college with a degree in music business."

Tell us about your organization: "Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park."
What’s a typical day like for you?
"I manage the database for three departments so I feel pretty lucky that there is a lot of variety in my job. On a typical day i'm working on donor/financial reports, lists, mailings, and database cleanup for our membership, events, and development departments. There is always something new and challenging coming my way."
What’s the best part of your job? "The best part of my job is my co-workers and our location! We are housed at the Zoo so we can get up and take an animal break any time of the day!"

What advice would you give someone starting out in the non-profit field? "Work for a cause that you believe in. Being able to connect with your organization's mission will contribute to your happiness. Also, work hard to establish a work/life balance."

What do you love about the Blackbaud Community? "I love having a place to turn for support when I have a question or want to read up on best practices."
Finally, if you had 24 hours before the big one hit (asteroid)  - what would you be doing?: "If I had 24 hours before an asteroid hit I would spend it having fun with the people I love (and cuddling with my dog)."
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Jan 18, 2017 1:30 PM America/New_York

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