This episode is with Robert Garelick, Executive Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Rocky Mountain Chapter. JDRF’s goal is to cure type 1 diabetes. Robert has over 23 years experience in sales and with for-profit companies. He made the transition to JDRF about 2 years ago.
We hear from Robert about how his organization uses data to make decisions, the key metrics they monitor regularly, and his process transitioning from the for-profit to the nonprofit world.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation goals
- Difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Use of data to make organizational decisions and data systems employed
- Large companies and sponsors often get involved because they have some connection to someone impacted by diabetes
- How Robert remembers donors’ stories and personal connections to the disease
- Communication to funders and the different methods used, including the use of medical professionals to provide information regarding the latest advances
- How connections are made with families after an initial diagnosis; introduction to a supportive network
- How Robert’s personal experiences impact his role at work and how this informs his work
- Key metrics used to track progress
- Maximizing efficiency in a nonprofit organization
- Other uses of data in the organization and the importance of demographics
- JDRF’s involvement with advocacy and how they raise organizational awareness
- Why Robert made the transition from the private to a nonprofit sector and how his goals drove his decision
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