Once again, the Me Fine Foundation had the fortune to partner with Mindy Sopher’s Nonprofit & Leadership Development (COMM 466) class at North Carolina State University during the fall 2018 semester. Rima Patel, Abby Haywood, and Sophie Ritchie became a part of our team in mid-August.
Nonprofit Leadership and Development “is a service-learning course in which students will be expected to make a 20-hour commitment to service in a local nonprofit organization. Students will critically examine theories of communication and leadership with concentration on issues pertaining to nonprofits such as working with executive boards, volunteer management, and resource development.”
Each student managed their own project over the course of the three months. Rima conducted research so Me Fine can better understand the underlying issues impacting families the organization serves through the Financial Assistance Program. Sophie built out profiles using publicly-available information so we can better understand the motivations, interests, and behaviors of individuals who support our work. Abby helped us to catalog the hundreds of varying diagnoses we have received and then identify potential pharmaceutical prospects whose treatments focus on those very critical and chronic medical conditions.
We asked each of them to share what they learned from their time with us, in their class, and about the nonprofit sector. Check out their responses below:
We wish each of them all of the best in their continued studies as well as the personal and professional opportunities to come! You can see what recommendations they provided us during their final presentation by reviewing their presentation here.