Whitney brings a deep understanding of nonprofit cultural institutions, project management, and a passion for storytelling. Her years of experience supporting non-profits and cultural institutions have given Whitney a thorough knowledge of their challenges and strengths, and how to best support their work in a diverse and changing landscape. Whitney managed programs for over 400 cultural institutions at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, then for the NTC foundation. Most recently she oversaw a $12 million allocations program for the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Whitney’s organization, leadership skills, and a love for arts and culture make her a perfect fit for her role as a client-liaison and CSM at Guru.
In Whitney’s Own Words:
What about Guru makes you the most excited?
I love arts and culture, and I love the way Guru is deepening how people engage with cultural organizations. I know that the more we can learn from art, history, and culture, the stronger our connection with our heritage, our neighbors, and the world around us. Being a part of connecting people is really exciting.
What do you foresee for Guru in the coming months/year?
I think helping our partners capitalize on the data they receive from their apps to deepen how visitors interact with their organization is on the horizon. And I hope to see them translate that data into increased engagement and increased financial support.
Not from a book or tv, but my personal work mantra: Theodore Roosevelt said The greatest gift life has to offer is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I have always been driven by working for the greater good, and it motivates me to know that even when things are tough or stressful, the outcome of my work is making the world a better place. It’s cheesy but true!