Skilled volunteer and Apparo donor, Jon Phillips, has served five times already and committed to supporting JazzArts Charlotte through the rest of their G.A.I.N. journey.
Apparo’s Volunteer Manager, Sarah Gregory, provides some background and shares her appreciation, “Jon has been such an incredible addition to our volunteer community since he joined us in 2019! He is one of our valued Change Agents, acting as a project manager and facilitating Community Impact Projects. Most notably, he has been a committed Change Agent for 3 Community Impact Projects (CIPs) for JazzArts Charlotte as part of Apparo’s G.A.I.N. program since the fall of 2020. He also signed on to be a Change Manger, or mentor, for JazzArts throughout Year 2 of the G.A.I.N. Program. In addition to these engagements, Jon was the dedicated Change Agent on a CIP for the Arts & Science Council that lasted from June 2019-June 2020, as well as signing on for another CIP, working on the volunteer team executing on the scope, in the fall of 2019 for Chatham County Council. We are so insanely grateful for Jon’s passion and commitment to making a change in the Charlotte nonprofit community, and we are lucky to have him as part of our Apparo family!”
Jon Phillips, Lead Data Management Analyst at Wells Fargo, sought ways to use his technology skills to support the Charlotte community. When he heard about Apparo, it seems like the right match. He connected with us and jumped into two projects almost right away. He shares that he empathizes with nonprofits because if his part experience running a small business, “I understand how it feels to run an organization with a tight budget and with a need for data insights and a need to move to electronic versus paper based processes. I understand how valuable a tech skill set can be to help find affordable, everyday solutions.”
“Most nonprofits have scant budgets or no budgets at all, and little, if any, dedicated technology support and solutions. There’s so much out there for them, corporations that would allow nonprofits to use their software for fraction of the price, but a lot of nonprofits don’t know they are out there and don’t know how to get the best use out of them. Knowledge is power. Nonprofits want to leverage your knowledge to expand their reach. You have to make time for service. If you have knowledge, share it, and it will come back to you.”