Greetings! I’m Vincent DiCaro, and this is my first blog post here on the JHU Communication Career Blog!
I hope over the next few weeks, I can share some insight about communication in general, and specifically about my experience working in the nonprofit world.
As you can guess from the title of this blog post, my job is really about “communicating for social change.” I work for the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), a national nonprofit based in Germantown, MD. At the end of the day, I am trying to get people to change their minds and, hopefully, their behavior. As you can guess, we are working to help men be better dads, and educate and inspire the public as a whole about why it is important for children to have good fathers in their lives. It is not an easy job, but it is important work, and that is why I have been at NFI for over 11 years now.
I started my career at NFI answering phones, and now I am a vice president. I hope to share on this blog how that all went down, and what I have done in those 11 years to “communicate for social change.”
I will write about some of speeches I’ve given, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of public speaking. I will write about some of the cool technology I use every day to help me do my job. I’ll write about some of the things I’ve picked up about leadership and how I think you can become a better leader.
So, rather than diving into those topics right away, I want to ask some questions; I want your suggestions on some of the things you want to hear from out here in the hinterlands of Montgomery County 🙂
So, what would you like to know about working in the nonprofit sector? Do you have any questions about the tools of the trade I use to do my job? Is there anything you want to know about leadership and growing as a leader? Any other questions are welcome, too!
I look forward to communicating with you!