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Meet Our New Fundraising Coach!

The best part of working at GiveForward is the one-on-one interactions that we have with our users, especially when it comes to fundraising coaching. Even though every employee at GiveForward is required to send out virtual hugs to a different user each day, we like to make sure that there are people here 100% committed to our users. So we are very happy to welcome Kristen Runvik to our team! And here’s a little bit of information that we’re sure you are itching to know…

What are your favorite pizza toppings?
Giardiniera, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic. It’s the best.


Tell us about a traumatic childhood memory.
Obviously the break up of the Spice Girls. Why, Ginger Spice, WHY?!


If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
This is always a tough question because I want to go everywhere and my wanderlust is constantly changing where I want to go next. But if I could hop on a plane RIGHT now, I would head to Punta de Mita, Mexico, where I interned last summer. Mexico has a special place in my heart.


What’s your preferred exercise method?
Pilates. Elliptical. Weights. Jazzercize. Repeat.


What are you most looking forward to this summer?
Getting a tan and the third season of Louie (June 28!!!).


Tell us a joke.
I saw a wino eating a grape. I said, ‘dude, you have to wait.’ (Thanks to the one and only – Mitch Hedberg.)


What’s your biggest fear?
Not meeting my weekly hug quota of 1,495,826.


Select your favorite happiness deliverers:
[ ] Smiles
[X] Hugs
[X] Glitter
[ ] High Fives
[X] Sunshine (Vitamin D makes the world go round!)
[ ] Other (please explain)


What attracted you to the fundraising coach position?
I’ve always been inspired by the passion and world-changing abilities that encompass the startup community and knew I wanted a job that I would be excited to go to every day. Plus, I help our users get the most out of their fundraisers and I get to work with some seriously awesome people.


What do you like most about GiveForward (so far)?
Everyone’s obsession with burritos and/or hugs. I guess the fact I work with some pretty passionate and exciting people is just the cherry on top.


What’s something surprising about you?
I have an extra vertebra. I’m special like that.


Not enough fun facts for you? Check our About Us page to learn about Kristen and the rest of our GiveForward Team!


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