Happy Friday, have a lovely weekend!

So much to do!

One of the great things about working for a small business or nonprofit is that you get to help the organization out in so many ways. Something I was extremely excited about when I reviewed the job description was how many different tasks I would have the chance to complete.

Personally, the biggest problem I had in previous jobs was a lack of work. That is one thing that I don’t have to worry about at PILR, I always have something to work on and there is usually a lot of variety in my routine. One day I might have to watch the front desk and answer phones, while the next day I might be writing a grant or creating invoices. On the really lucky days, I get to shop for items for our health fairs, usually a door prize donation is requested and I get to make gift baskets to send with our staff.

Other interesting things that I have the pleasure of doing for work are social media updates, blog writing and posting, and website administration. Every three months I work on the layout and distribution of our quarterly newsletter.  I attend trainings to help hone my HR, grant writing, and administrative skills. I want to make sure that I can give my best at work.

If you ever come into the office and see my desk, you would probably wonder how I get anything done with the clutter that I have. I think that on some days, myself. I keep my active projects nearby and in my sight to make sure that they get completed. Once they are finished they get organized and put away. I’m not a fan of the messiness, but it is what I have found that works for me.

Working for a nonprofit can be stressful and rough at times, but it is amazing to work with people that share a passion. I love that PILR provides needed services to people with disabilities in our community. I met with a woman today, who had never heard of PILR, but she needed some things from our loan closet and was so grateful that we have that resource available. I was happy to see someone new able to benefit from our wonderful organization.

-Karrlita F.

Are you able to stay organized at work or at home?