2017 Fellow: Neisha Washington
College/University: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Internship site: United Way of Greater Greensboro
Neisha’s mentor: April Harris
As the Storyteller Intern at United Way, I was responsible for capturing philanthropic attitudes and interests in the Greensboro community via qualitative interviews with 60 potential donors and 4 prospective business partners. My final project included a presentation to staff detailing my findings, as well as a proposed outreach plan with messaging and stories. As a graduate researcher, I most enjoyed the opportunity to utilize my research skills in an applied setting, while also forming relationships with nonprofit leaders in the Greensboro community.