Nick Herbert (Mauritania 2007-09) wrote me. Nick works for Social Solutions, a company, he says where, “we challenge and equip human service providers and their funders to turn good intent into measurable change by relating efforts to outcomes.”
He joined Peace Corps for many reasons but ultimately, he wanted to be a part of the solution and make a positive impact on the lives of others.
“I know what it means to be a Peace Corps volunteer,” he writes, “working on the frontlines of international development, doing your best to give back to the community in which you live but constantly asking the question: How do I know if my efforts are making an actual difference in the people I am serving?”
Now he wants to hear your stories. How did you make it happen? ”Where did you serve and what did you do?” he writes. “How did you know that your work was making a difference in the people you were serving? Could you quantify your work as to show how you were being effective? Were you frustrated with a lack of resources to help you define your outcomes? What resources, tools, etc, would have helped you clarify your work and be more effective?”
You can reach Nick at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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