Thursday, January 26, 2012

Seven things you should know about Keely Schallock

Keely Schallock has recently joined the Charities Review Council as a full-time Development Assistant serving as the Council’s primary grant writer and fundraising support to the Executive Director and Development Committee. Keely first joined the Council as a Fund Development Intern in February 2011.

Get to know Keely:

1.) What excites you most about the Twin Cities' philanthropic sector?
The idea of organizations, corporations, and foundations all working together to improve our communities through collective impact.

2.) Where might someone bump into you around the Twin Cities?
Down by the river – running, biking, taking photos, or enjoying happy hour!

3.) Three songs that would be in a hit autobiographical movie about your life?

  • “Do You Hear What I Hear”– for that scene where I sang a solo at the Christmas pageant in 2nd grade, but none of my family members remember it.

  • “Summer of ’69”– for that scene where I’m running across the finish line of my first race.

  • “A Boy Named Sue”– for that scene where I meet my fiancĂ© (luckily his name isn’t Sue, we just love Johnny Cash).

I’d probably throw a little salsa music and some Enya in there, as well.

4.) What books or blogs are you reading now? How do you stay up on the happenings in the nonprofit sector?
I’m currently reading "Writing for a Good Cause" by Danielle Furlich, among many other random blogs and articles I come across via twitter.

5.) What excites you most to learn about in the next year?
How all the pieces of the fundraising and development puzzle fit together over the course of the year to make for a successful campaign.

6.) Best experience working with the Council thus far?
It’s been wonderful making my way from intern, to part-time employee, and now as a full-time staff member – I have learned so much already and I’ve had the opportunity to be part of many exciting experiences, with a highlight being last year’s Annual Forum. I am definitely looking forward to the year to come!

7.) A little bird around the office mentioned you have a Pinterest and Twitter account? Would you mind sharing the links?
Yes, thanks to our Communications Coordinator, Jamie, I can be found on Twitter @keschallock, and my pinterest page is: (but beware, it’s mostly full of wedding planning ideas…)

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