Meet the First Nonprofit Staff: Joanna Hornbeck

November 4, 2014

Meet the First Nonprofit Staff: Joanna Hornbeck

Nearing her first-year anniversary with First Nonprofit Group, Joanna Hornbeck has thrived helping nonprofits find cost-efficient ways to handle their unemployment obligations and save money on what can be an often disregarded and expensive financial obligation. As a sales and marketing assistant, she supports getting get the word out about the unemployment savings and insurance programs offered by First Nonprofit. Joanna is also acutely involved with the financial side of business development while gaining skills in her first full-time job since graduating from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

“I really like it,” Joanna said. “I think it’s a wonderful first job to have and everyone has been very welcoming. So far working here has been a really great experience.”

With involvement in nonprofits throughout her college career – including three different summer internships – Joanna gained valuable experience serving different charitable organizations and other groups similar to those First Nonprofit Group serves. Since, she has rapidly absorbed new skills and knowledge and extended her capabilities in her first year at the company.

“Working for a great company where you’re helping so many nonprofits is definitely enormously gratifying,” she said.

A typical day for Joanna involves a variety of diverse tasks. She has expanded her financial expertise and now creates quotes for prospective clients as well as assists with her new expertise in underwriting efforts. She has become an integral member of the marketing team by assembling marketing materials, organizing sales campaigns and coordinating advertising for webinars and in-person conferences. Her position gives Joanna a little taste of First Nonprofit Group’s ‘s entire business development effort. As she gains more varied business experience the interesting variety of her current responsibilities will necessarily expand.

Outside the office
Hailing from Bethesda, Maryland, right outside of Washington, D.C., Joanna attended Denison University and wanted a significant change of pace as she launched her professional career. Living in Chicago has been great as she’s maintained her interest in soccer by playing in local leagues, and simultaneously meeting new friends. Joanna also volunteers occasionally at animal shelters in the city and, while she doesn’t have any pets, her roommate has a black lab named Ned that she loves. An annual highlight for Joanna is the vacation with her extended family in Beulah, a small town in northern Michigan located just north of Traverse City.

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