Hello my name is April Wachtel, and I'm the newest member of the Do Good team...(although perhaps a little less-new than the newborn featured in the last good2gether post:))
I've come to good2gether via a seemingly circuitous path, one includes a BA in Psychology, experience in an array of communications roles, an academic stint in wheelchair design in developing countries, and most recently, a curriculum development role helping to establish a non-profit in Sri Lanka. Although my past experiences might initially seem disparate, always they have involved the will to improve interpersonal relationships and community, and the desire to make an impact on a larger scale.
Recently, I was looking for a new opportunity to help me continue along this path. A good friend of mine, who is an investor in (and advocate of) good2gether suggested that my interests might match up with good2gether's needs. One thing led to another, and after a presentation and a couple of conversations with good2gether staff, we've decided to give it a go. I'll be helping promote/raise awareness for good2gether using social media...viral marketing but without the negative connotations. We want to enable others to help others, by reaching out to communities across the US, and then the world. If we can utilize Social Networking sites like Facebook (that I've seen in action in cafe's in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America) to rally communities, then I think we've done at least a small part in making that large scale impact... in making the world a better place.