Maggie Mc Kisson

Maggie Mc Kisson

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Feb 2009

Founding Interviewer

Dowser.org

Interned as a Founding Interviewer for a new website dedicated to sharing the stories of social changemakers in the United States and Canada. The website serves as an open web platform to inspire action and provide a solution oriented view of the world.

Through this experience I met brilliant social entrepreneurs as they shared their inspiring story with me. I interviewed CEOs and Executive Directors of organizations such as The Women's Bean Project (Denver, CO), PEARLS for Teen Girls (Milwaukee, WI), and Edun LIVE on Campus (Oxford, OH). I then transcribed their interview to be published on the website, sharing with and inspiring others through one changemaker at a time.

The website was founded by David Borstien, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas.  For more information prior to launch please visit changemakers.net or idealist.org

Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

Writer

Koss Stereophones

Worked for Koss Stereophones as a writer. I was my responsibility to research and develop product information for the new 2009 headphone line.

I work directly under the CEO and President, Michael Koss to create product press releases, brochures, instruction manuels, and exhibit display points for new products to be distributed in media kits for the annual trade event in Las Vegas in January 2009.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Development Intern/ Media and PR Assistant

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Southern Ohio Region

Designed and developed PR materials for special and annual fundraising event: Such as Save the Date cards sent to donors and volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Ball 2008. Organized and updated volunteer and Wish Kid information using Raisers Edge

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Bachelors of Arts

Miami University
Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Thematic Sequence

Miami University Dolibous European Center

Summary

Outgoing and performance-oriented graduate with practical experience, effective communication skills, and a strong desire to make a difference through a professional role with a social enterprise, non-profit, and/or community organization

Volunteer Experience

The Enterprising Kitchen - Chicago (August 2009)

Farmers Market Sales Supervisor

Oversee the sales of the program participant's all natural/organic soap and spa products at two Farmers' Markets weekly

Writer - Annual Newsletter

Develop and produce stories for the annual TEK newsletter to be sent to all board members, donors, volunteers, and other stake holders

Posse Foundation - Chicago (April - June 2009)

Individual Writing Coach                                                                Worked with one Posse Scholor, a senior in high school, to help improve his writing in order to be better prepared for the expectations of college level assignments.

Urban Students Empowered - Chicago (March - May 2009)

Spring Graduation Gala Organizer 

Collected donations for silent auction as well as helped run registration and the auction the night of the event.

University Activities and Experience

Strategic Communications Capstone

Project Manager • Managed team of five to develop a PR campaign for the Community Health Center of Akron, OH • Organized and facilitated group meetings and project deadlines • Liaison to the Community Health Center Give One Back

Social Enterprise Project • Contributed to research and analysis of product development for a new online venture • Presented final product recommendations to Give One Back founder

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Philanthropy and Public Relations Committees

• Delta Lamdba representative for the KKG Leadership Academy (2005) • Led annual fundraising events such as the Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament

Skills

Skills

Razor's Edge

Used Razor's Edge to update and organize volunteer and Wish Kid information while interning at the Make - A - Wish Foundation.