Robert Garelick, Executive Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter

Outcome Evaluation

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.

Show Notes:

  • 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


Contact Robert Garelick at:

rgarelick@jdrf.org

Please post any questions or comments, thanks!

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