'Tis the season for reflecting on what makes you grateful. Luckily, gratitude is at the root of what we do at Switchboard.
It’s fundamental to our company culture. It’s built into the structure of the space itself. And it’s baked into my job as community manager. I spend a good part of every day watching helpful, generous people be good to one another and finding ways to say thank you. I can’t say it enough.
Over the course of the last year we’ve seen too many exciting things to share them all but we want to give you a taste of how much gratitude is going around on Switchboard these days.
These are some of our favorite success stories:
- Kasandra’s loved one is hit by a car and she comes to the Wheelwomen Switchboard for care package suggestions. Not only does she get lots of helpful recommendations but Melinda, who lives nearby, offers to come by and help out.
- Peat generously offers to meet for coffee or lunch to help start up folks on the PDX Startups Switchboard. His post yields not one, but five successes!
- Joe asks for a connection to someone at the Lego Foundation on the Reed College Switchboard. Greg puts him in touch with PhD student who puts him in touch with the director of that group who puts him in touch with the Director of Research and Learning at the LEGO Foundation, who not only gives him an informational interview, but encourages him to apply for a position.
- Simone asks for advice about going to law school on the Oberlin Switchboard and receives responses from 16 different people across four decades of alumni! It’s such a wonderful success that it gets its own blog post on the Oberlin Webteam blog.
- Tyler posts an offer for whole or half pigs from his small farm on the Meat Collectives Switchboard. Eric purchases a half pig and returns to share a raving review. Tyler returns himself to tell us that, thanks to Switchboard, he sold out of pork for the year!
How’s that for sharing the love? For us, this is what it’s all about. We couldn’t be more grateful for all of the ways you warm our hearts.