"Our donations through social media have doubled, as well, and continue to gather and build in size as we gain exposure," he says.
"Christina works diligently to change the landscape of our organization, ever widening the view of what is possible," Dominguez writes. "Her passion and focus drive others and inspire internal customers to partner with her. She has a strong work ethic and excels at challenging the status quo within our organization, resulting in improvements and long-reaching changes."
Jennifer Rosa (slideshow photo 6)
YWCA Bergen County
Jennifer Rosa has been with the YWCA Bergen County (New Jersey) for only two years, but she already has made her mark on the organization, according to Jeanne Patrican, the organization's director of development. Apparently she's a special-events, record-keeping and computer whiz, but we looked beyond that at some of the bigger-picture talents mentioned in her nomination. According to Jeanne, Jennifer is a self-starter who, most recently, took it upon herself to research effective Web design and make suggestions that led to the redesign of donor pages on the YWCA's Web site, and who willingly pitches in to help out in other departments' fundraising projects and with technology issues and design projects.
But we especially like this part of Jeanne's nominating comments: "[Jennifer has] a great attitude; she initiates many actions, is enthusiastic, always has a smile [that] infects the entire office, is high energy, and goes above and beyond."
Jennifer also is an important connection between the brand-new and the tried-and-true at the YWCA who "keeps us in touch with the next generation and the future of fundraising" through her knowledge of social media and other trends that affect the sector.