Each month, the Bloomerang team visits one nonprofit customer to volunteer for a few hours at their facility. It’s our small way of giving back to the missions that our software users support – and a great team-building exercise for our own company culture.

This month, we visited Indiana Humanities. Their historic downtown building is also home to several other nonprofit organizations, as well as a branding and design firm.

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The Bloomerang team helped clear out a large garage that was used for storage. Many furniture items were later donated to Indy’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We also helped pull weeds and clean out their basement.

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About Indiana Humanities:

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.

Indiana Humanities programs include:

Food for Thought – A signature program for 2010-2011 will engage Hoosiers in discussions about food—ranging from the personal to the global. We’ll talk about how food helps to define Indiana’s culture, and consider food in the context of history, law, politics, science, the arts, religion, ethnicity, etc. Components include a traveling exhibit and a partnership with Spirit & Place.

Community Conversations – In a joint project with the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, Indiana Humanitis has held community conversations around the state on topics such as local government reform and economic development.

Novel Conversations – A free lending library of books available to book clubs, individuals and organizations seeking to pursue and discuss new knowledge.

Grants – In the past five years, Indiana Humanities has awarded more than $330,000 to nonprofit groups in 73 Indiana cities and towns. Grants fund lectures, workshops, historic preservation education activities, and more.

For more information, visit: http://www.indianahumanities.org

Natalie Clifford

Natalie Clifford

Community Manager at Bloomerang
Before joining Bloomerang, Natalie was the Senior Corporate & Private Events Coordinator for WhirlyBall and a Yoga Instructor for Orange Shoe Personal Fitness. She currently volunteers as an Adult Literacy Coach for Indy Reads, and has volunteered as a Commissioner for Special Service Area 27 and Team Leader Serve-a-Thon for Chicago Cares. Now as a Community Manager with Bloomerang, Natalie puts her people skills to good use by by uncovering and nurturing customer satisfaction and success. She ensures that our nonprofit customers start off on the right foot to help increase their impact and further their mission. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Public Relations from Columbia College Chicago.