Meet the Team– Matt

Ever wonder who is in charge of making sure that #NTxGivingDay goes off without a hitch and makes sure that your nonprofit profile pages are looking their best? Meet our Kimbia whisperer and operations guru —  Matt Allen!

What is your role with North Texas Giving Day?  I oversee all North Texas Giving Day operations.

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How long have you been at CFT/with #NTxGD?  This September, I celebrate my 10 year anniversary with CFT!  Though I have been a part of the NTGD team that whole time, it was a year and half ago when I transitioned to that team full time.

 

What makes you excited about #NTxGivingDay?  I get excited to see so many people give to some many good causes.

What is one area of your job that you’re passionate about? I am passionate about connecting the community with worthy causes in our region.  I work with our technology partners to make this connection as simple, secure and reliable as possible.

MattWhat do you do when not at work? I am always at the softball field, coaching 2 of my 4 daughters’ teams.

What is your favorite #NTxGivingDay war room snack?  I am in the war room for about 20 hours that day, so coffee and Monsters are my friends.

Meet the Team: Asia

Have you ever wondered how we get the wonderful numbers we share with you after #NTxGivingDay? We are lucky to have a wonderful staff member who is not only a wiz in excel, but the sky’s the limit with her data work — Meet Asia! 

Asia Rosie PictureWhat is your role with North Texas Giving Day? North Texas Giving Day Data Administration Specialist. I provide NPOs and Donor Support. I also provide the team data.

How long have you been at CFT/with NTGD?  1 year

What makes you excited about #NTxGivingDay?  The momentum of the day makes me excited about North Texas Giving Day. I love the spirit, events, and people of North Texas Giving Day. I love how the whole city of Dallas comes together to support the day of giving.

Your quintessential #NTxGivingDay moment: My past quintessential #NTxGivingDay moments were the staff picture and Day Break. I am naturally an early bird and active in the morning, so it felt great going to a party in the morning.

What is one area of your job that you’re passionate about? I am passionate about working with the NPOs and working on the data. I believe working close with the nonprofits and data provides the team the story of North Texas Giving Day. unnamed (2)

What do you do when not at work? Outside of work, I am very involved with my church. I enjoy exploring Dallas’ art scene by Dart, hiking, reading, traveling, going to plays/dances, and painting. I love listening to music and going to concerts. My favorites artists are PRINCE, The Fugees, Chopin, Bach, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Lauryn Hill. I bet my work neighbors know my favorite songs.  I have a diva kitty named Abby. She is one of my best friendsJ I love playing with her outside of work. I also love going different restaurants in the area.

What is your favorite #NTxGivingDay war room snack?  I love the pistachios, Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Chips, and Sparkling water.

Meet the team: Teresa

Every wonder how the #NTxGivingDay Team gets everything done? Today you get to meet the team member who keeps everyone organized and on schedule – Meet Teresa Fourgouse!

What is your role with North Texas Giving Day? North Texas Giving Day CoordinatorIMG_2114

How long have you been at CFT/with NTGD? Two Weeks 🙂

What makes you excited about #NTxGivingDay?  The tremendous ability the day has to support the important work of North Texas Nonprofits.

What is one area of your job that you’re passionate about? The fact that NTGD brings everyone together as a community to support the organizations that make North Texas a better place.

What do you do when not at work? I enjoy running, reading and traveling

 

Why I Give

For nonprofits, the “what” or “how” often gets shown in the form of program stats and success stories, but the “why” of giving sometimes gets left out – and they why is what keeps donors and volunteers going! So this year the “Why I Give” filter is back to give nonprofits and their supporters a tool to express why they choose to give.

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Meet the Team: Carol

With 23.5 media hits last year do you ever wonder who has the brain that helps us get to that number? Today you will get to meet the woman who makes the marketing magic happen – Meet Carol Goglia!

IMG_1539What is your role with North Texas Giving Day? Communications Kahuna. I lead the amazing team who puts the marketing together for the world’s largest community-wide giving day!

How long have you been at CFT/with NTGD? Since 2011, I came to CFT from Frito Lay and PepsiCo so it’s been great to apply brand marketing principals to help make North Texas Giving Day into a community-wide movement.

What makes you excited about #NTxGivingDay?  Being part of something bigger is what really energizes me about North Texas Giving Day. It’s a win-win for our community. I love seeing what nonprofits are able to do with the money raised and hearing how passionate donors are about their causes.

Your quintessential #NTxGivingDay moment: 4 am on DayBreak dancing with the nonprofits. Midnight when we’re doing our high fives and celebrating with a toast to the generosity of our incredible region. I also love watching the nonprofit performances at NorthPark.IMG_2444

What is one area of your job that you’re passionate about? I love working with the amazing team at CFT—super smart, creative, fun people who are motivated by giving back.

What do you do when not at work? Outside of work, you might find me out on a walk with my husband Mark or riding bikes with our three children, Cate (14), Thomas (12) and Michael (9).  On weekends we’re often on the sidelines of  lacrosse tournaments!

What is your favorite #NTxGivingDay war room snack?  Peanut M&Ms

Meet the Team: Amanda

Have you ever wondered who is behind all your helpdesk answers? Lucky for our team we have a natural customer service pro behind the scenes — Meet Amanda! 

IMG_3954-50What is your role with North Texas Giving Day? North Texas Giving Day Fellow

How long have you been at CFT/with NTGD? I have been on the team for a grand total of 4 weeks now!

What makes you excited about #NTxGivingDay?  Being part of something bigger is what really energizes me about North Texas Giving Day. The win-win for our community—seeing what nonprofits are able to do with the money raised and hearing how passionate donors are about their causes.

What is one area of your job that you’re passionate about? I am passionate about helping the nonprofits with all of the behind the scene support, which, allows them to have the most successful Giving Day possible!

What do you do when not at work? When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, being out by the pool in the sun, hiking, and taking photos.

What is your favorite #NTxGivingDay war room snack?  Peanut M&Ms