"Kindness is always in season"
Annie Moon's been hanging out in the not-for-profit sector for longer than she cares to remember. Starting out as a youth worker, she can distinctly recall the introduction of 'the internet' and wondering whether or not it was just a passing fad! Returning to the sector that she loves when she founded Be the Difference Virtual Assistant Services in 2017, serving change makers with a heady combination of not-for-profit strategic input and the practical implementation of project management with a virtual assistant skill set, she noticed that the world had moved on in the intervening years. She's been navigating all that's new (the social enterprise sector has mushroomed, digital is everything and millennials are trailblazing new movements and expecting more in terms of ethical and transparency). Yet, much remains the same, understanding how people connect, how you build social capital, acting as a catalyst and connector to facilitate social good. All this is the same; it's just a case of learning how to mix the old and new into something even better.
Annie draws on community development experience, designing resources, volunteer management, development of voluntary sector infrastructure organisations, informal mentoring, multi sector partnerships, co-ordinating community events, research and evaluation of impact and more. Add to this her virtual assistant talents: social media, smarter working/volunteering remotely, organising webinars, calendar management, project management...The best approach with Annie is to ask - and see if she can deliver (usually, she can!). What she doesn't do: fundraising, sales, book keeping.
She has professional experience in the following sectors: mental health, young people (including looked after), homeless/housing, community development, domestic abuse, user development.