Debbie Barkowski, Social Media and Account Management

debbie-barkowskiDebbie manages social media and blog content for CaringCent.  She brings her creative writing and communications planning background, as well as a love of all things in list and bullet point form, to the social media marketing efforts for CaringCent.  Debbie also curates resources and articles about fundraising, management, professional development and other relevant news and information for nonprofits.

Debbie received her bachelor of arts degree in French from Elmhurst College, and has worked in the nonprofit and higher education fields for the past 11 years.  She has a passion for writing, communications, and strategic planning, all within the context of helping others.  Baking is a multi-generational love of Debbie and her family, and when she’s not making sweets and savory treats, you can find her hiking the Indiana Dunes or spending time with her family.

A favorite coin memory from Debbie:

Our family’s 4th of July tradition included getting to the parade route extra early to claim the best viewing spot along the curb.  I eagerly awaited the moment when I would dash out into the middle of the parade to throw coins into the big tarp, with all of that loose change going to local organizations.  I always considered that my patriotic participation, and a thrill to be on the same parade route in which my mom was the parade queen during her teenage years.