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Member Spotlight
Hollie Ashworth
Vice President of Development,
Shelter Care, Inc.
www.sheltercareinc.org
 


Favorite quote: "May you remember that though the roads we take can sometimes be difficult, those are often the ones that lead to the most beautiful views." Douglas Pagels

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping our staff to do what they do best…take care of young people who have struggled with stability, family problems, abuse or neglect. I can do that by working on fundraising so money isn’t a concern or burden for them.

What made you choose/led you to a career in fundraising/nonprofit?
• My arrival to the fundraising world was purely accidental. I have worked with the Shelter Care Inc. organization for over 30 years as a case manager and program director. I began working on grants and small fundraising efforts as a way to get money to do programs that would be helpful for our youth. This past year I was asked to move into the Director of Development position, which is a new position for our organization. Since I had been doing some of that work on the side it seemed like a natural transition.

Tell us about a memorable event/grant request/gift solicitation/donor experience.
Probably the most memorable experience was the first time I wrote a small grant request. It was to Hewlett Packard back in the early 1990’s and I requested a new computer. They shipped one right out. I realized at that point that if you tell folks a story about what you do, sometimes they give you what you need and are happy to do so.

What is the best piece of career advice you’ve received and who gave it to you?
When we first decided we needed a Director of Development at Shelter Care, my Executive Director brought in Barbara Greene for consultation. She was able to help me feel like I could do this job. I don’t remember any exact advice, but I do remember hearing that people want to help…we just have to share our vision, stories and thoughtful plans for what we need.

What has been your most noteworthy professional accomplishment so far?
Shelter Care Inc. has had a Street Outreach Services program for 6 years. That program works with homeless youth ages 16-21. We recently opened a drop in center for that program and I have successfully received a couple of large grants to help fund that new center.

Why is AFP important to you?
AFP is important because I’m pretty old coming into this new position. I need to learn as much as possible in a short period of time and hoping that ‘old dogs CAN learn new tricks.’ So far, I have really appreciated all the new knowledge and information available through AFP … locally and nationally.

What is the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received?
When I was changing positions within our agency, the girls I worked with in our Shelter Care program wanted to create a ‘good-bye’ gift. They created a ‘cheer’ and preformed it as if they were cheerleaders. They did an amazing job and wish I would have had a video camera handy!

What are you currently reading?
I just finished David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. I thought it was excellent and even look forward to reading it again. I think it was particularly inspiring considering our work at Shelter Care with many young people who have started life with some disadvantages. It was very encouraging and hopeful.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I was extremely shy when growing up. My father was an Air Force pilot and we moved a lot. Making new friends was always a challenge. I even changed my major in college so I didn’t have to take a speech class (I have since regretted that decision!).

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Recognizing there are individuals who would like to be members of the AFP North Central Ohio Chapter but whose organizations may have difficulty paying the annual membership fees, the Chapter is pleased to announce scholarships for those with demonstrated need and an interest in being active in the Chapter.  For more information on scholarships, click here.

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