A huge part of what makes my job so awesome is the incredible people who work here. It is inspiring to be part of an orgnaization that is full of intelligent, high achieving people, who have left fields like consulting, banking, and real estate management to come and work at a non-profit. The need to do something “meaningful” became greater than the desire to make a lot of money or “prestigious” career. And while Robin Hood is certainly “best-in-class” when it comes to fundraising and grant making, few people outside of the New York financial community have ever heard of it. But trust me, it is an awesome place to work.
If you don’t believe me, just read the email exchange I just had with my colleague. If this doesn’t show you just how incredible this place is, I don’t know what will.
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:55 PM
Want to get a chocolate chip cookie at paradise :)
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:56 PM
Of course I do. I was going to leave for my meeting at 2:30, want to go down in 15 and I’ll just leave from there?
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:57 PM
Perfect. I love that I can always count on you to partake in a mid-afternoon cookie break. It is really a big part of what makes you so great.
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:58 PM
A really big part of what makes you so great is that you request mid-afternoon cookie breaks.
I am so happy that I have finally found a place of employment where people really “get” me. It took a few years, but I am here. And there are cookies!