See how Jennifer's skills helped Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson on an Online Research project.

Kristyn D.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

The mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide young people in our community, especially those who need us most, with a clear path to reach their full potential and pursue their dreams.

What did Kristyn need?

Dollars are finite, and more than ever before, applying for grants has become incredibly competitive. Our grants manager is a part-time staff member with a limited amount of time/resources to dedicate to research, writing, reporting, etc. By helping us to conduct our research and craft the most compelling grants proposals, you'll be helping us to secure additional funding for 10,000+ at-risk kids in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

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Jan 24, 2020


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Jennifer K.


With 20 years of public service, I've worked in every non-profit role and I understand how people, process and resources work and function together. My strengths are helping non-profits determine if their efforts are resulting in the desired changes through program and service interventions. I'm...
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What did Jennifer have to offer?

I was born, raised and educated in Phoenix (now living in Texas) and my non-profit career started as the Art Room instructor with the Boys and Girls Club in Chandler AZ. It was a part-time college position and while I wasn't on track for a non-profit career, the work and kids guided me otherwise. My experience helped me graduate into a Mesa AZ non-profit working with kids through art therapy and thus my trajectory was set in public service, now a 20-year career. So in a sense, I am a B&GC alumna. Online research may sound easy but requires validation of relevancy, accuracy, quality, and sourcing, particularly when it's used to create/update or advocate for programs, seek funding and especially building community trust. I'm currently designing a program for new data science and literacy non-profit requiring research to support the evidence-based program design and curriculum. Significant time has been invested in sourcing quality resources, peer reviews, similar programs, and developing a reference list (for future use) in order to make qualified assumptions that support program design, evaluation plan, and pilot model that funders and partners will invest.

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