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The Philanthropy Podcast explores joys, challenges, and opportunities in philanthropy.

 

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Apr 26, 2017

In this episode we have an interview with Katy (Hall) Orenchuk, Vice President of Development at the Newberry Library, Chicago's independent research library.

This is the first of a set of interviews which will cover not only perspectives on work in philanthropy, but specifically the question of where do you find joy in your work and joy in making an ask.

Katy shares amazing ideas including how to market yourself when looking for new job opportunities, how to grow into a skill set which might not come to you naturally, how taking good notes is a matter of being respectful to donors, the importance of a good work/life balance, and how to graciously receive a no and not let that deter you from your work.

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Links to organizations mentioned in this episode:

National Marionette Theater Prague - It definitely looks more legitimate than I remember, but tripadvisor points out the theater for the marionette (not puppet) show is in an attic, so I'm definitely not off base.

Youtube - Don Giovanni performed by marionettes - In case you can't imagine what I described. It's real.

Houston Grand Opera

The Kennedy Center

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Lyric Opera of Chicago