Meet the NTGD Team–Claire Hodges

There is so much that goes into #NTxGivingDay, and we want to make sure that everyone stays up-to-date with the lastest news. Whether it’s creating a survey, updating the #NTxGivingDay website, or sending out an email blast, our “Ambassador of Buzz” is constantly busy. Today, we are introducing the team member who keeps you informed with anything and everything #NTxGivingDay–Meet Claire Hodges!

North Texas Giving Day Ambassador of Buzz, Claire Hodges and her megaphoneRole with North Texas Giving Day: I am the Ambassador of Giving Day Buzz—the one behind all of the emails. My role is to make sure everyone is “in the know” on what’s going on with Giving Day.

How long you have been at CFT/with NTGD: I have been with CFT and the #NTxGivingDay Team for four and half years.

What makes you excited about #NTxGivingDay: I love the energy of the day—it is truly mind boggling to put in so much work year-round, leading up to one 18-hour day. I am always amazed when we sit in the War Room and watch the donations roll in at record-breaking levels.

Big cheers from the North Texas Giving Day team when the record-breaking donation amount was reached in 2015Your quintessential #NTxGivingDay moment: When we are wrapping up the long day at midnight in the war room, there is still a crazy awesome amount of excitement, energy and enthusiasm. It is a wonderful feeling to know that thousands of nonprofits have benefited from the urgency and excitement of the day, and I feel so thankful for all of the donors who give so generously to help make our community a better place!

One area of your job that you’re passionate about: The area in which I have grown the most is graphic design, and I love it. I am a self-taught graphics guru, and I feel blessed to work with a fantastic graphic design team (O&H Brand Design) who creates the original pieces, that I translate to the web, one-pagers, promotional materials and emails.

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX
Photo credit: @valerie.n.gonzales

Favorite North Texas activity/place: White Rock Lake. I love taking my dog to the dog park, strolling with my son and husband, Bryan, and soaking up the beauty of the lake right in the middle of Dallas!

What do you do when not at work: When I’m not at work, I’m usually at home playing with my 1-year-old son, spending time with my husband, cooking, going for walks, or hanging with friends.

Next time you read a #NTxGivingDay email, you know who to thank for working hard to keep everyone in the loop – our Ambassador of Buzz, Claire Hodges!

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