For years, I’ve acknowledged that while we can accomplish ridiculously amazing things with our scrappy part-time volunteer team, OrgOrg would really benefit from someone whose entire job is making this thing great. For the last couple of months, I’ve been working with Eden to find OrgOrg’s first paid employee: an Executive Director to take this community to the next level. We’ve been a 100% part-time volunteer organization since 2010, but with our new partners at Eden, we have the opportunity to scale OrgOrg at a much faster velocity.
I’m incredibly honored and humbled to announce that OrgOrg has found its new fearless leader, Executive Director Kelli Doré. Kelli has been an OrgOrg member since 2015, and worked with the OrgOrg Org for the past two years (on multiple teams), most recently leading our Boston chapter and Sponsorships initiatives, in addition to much, much more.
She has a vision for a globally-connected, fully-resourced OrgOrg, with a more robust sponsors and partners program to help further fund our operations and provide amazing connections and opportunities to our members. I love how passionate she is about our mission and the vision I’ve been driving towards for the last eight-plus years, and how many great ideas she has for how to propel our efforts forward.
I will continue to be involved with OrgOrg as an Advisory Board member, and I’m excited to see where Kelli takes this amazing community. Please join me in congratulating Kelli (and heck, congratulating OrgOrg) on this new chapter in OrgOrg’s life!
With tremendous gratitude,
- Our first meetup: a picnic (with our only 6 members!) on the Yerba Buena lawn
- Co-hosting the first ever Admin Bash with OfficeNinjas
- The first OrgOrg swag (tshirts with our “owl” logo)
- Collaborating on a shiny new face for OrgOrg at orgorg.co
- Running the “Outstanding Organizer” contest with Eden and sending an OrgOrg’er to Hawaii
- Hosting two fundraisers to sustain operations with small donations from the community
- Launching official chapters, complete with events all over the country
- Getting acquired by Eden
- The first ever CampOrgOrg
- Hiring Kelli Doré to run this thing and take it to the next level