"I know that I'm appreciated..."
Joining YPTC was the best decision I have ever made, and I knew it on my first day. I haven’t looked back since I started.
Learning is very important to me, and I like the fact that the staff is always learning. I’ve learned so much about different types of nonprofits and their needs. The company provides countless opportunities for staff training. The mentoring program here is awesome – switching from working for one company to serving several clients simultaneously is a difficult transition but they provide plenty of guidance to make the transition much easier. I could be sent to any kind of nonprofit and I feel confident that I would know what to do. I have a master’s degree in education and I am thrilled that I get to use my teaching skills to educate my clients about their organizations, and I also have the opportunity to mentor new associates.
I actually feel like I’m doing something for my clients that’s not only valuable to them but also valuable to me. I can see progress – every day, at the end of the day, I can see that I’ve accomplished something.
But the biggest thing for me is the knowledge that I’m appreciated. I used to go to work and know I was doing a good job, but felt my hard work wasn’t recognized. Now I know that I’m appreciated, both by the company and by the clients. You know that you’re a part of both the YPTC team and the client’s team, and both let you know how much they appreciate you and your hard work.