#What’sYourWhy is the passion and fuel that keeps our extraordinary World Changers advocating for a better world. In this week’s What’s Your Why, we caught up with donorworx Fundraiser Shannon Theune to learn what inspires her to be a Charity Ambassador and a Voice of Change.
1. What do you love about working with donorworx?
Everyone is always so happy. I have been inspired by colleagues I’ve been fortunate to work with over the years, and I love that fundraisers have become my friends. I love going to work and laughing through a shift, keeping each other motivated and working together to reach our goals.
2. What do you enjoy about being a Fundraiser?
Getting to talk to so many people and hearing so many different stories, opinions, thoughts… As a medical person I am passionate about global health and working as a fundraiser provides the opportunity to advocate for this and help make a difference in the lives of others. It’s all about people helping people.
3. What inspired you to join the donorworx team?
I walked past a fundraiser at a mall booth and he seemed happy and fun. I realised this was a great opportunity for me to advocate for global health needs while I was completing my medical studies.
4. How do you feel when you have inspired a donor to champion a cause?
I feel happy and excited! I love when a donor gets really excited about joining the cause: that energy is infectious. Sometimes you share emotional moments with donors, which can be really touching.
5. How do your coworkers inspire you?
Everyone is so upbeat and personable. We all have a different why that drives us, but work towards a common goal. It is always so fun to watch my teammates get fired up and passionate about different little things regarding the work we are representing.