Pam Bourne, Senior Corporate Partnership Specialist
Wounded Warrior Project – Jacksonville, Florida
We’re honored to have such a variety of incredible social impact pros as EFG Members. Whether they’re part of a company expanding its social good footprint or a nonprofit honing its corporate partner strategies, the work they do creates a better world. Today, we’d like to introduce you to EFG Member Pam, Senior Corporate Partnership Specialist at the Wounded Warrior Project. May the answers she shares spark inspiration, new ideas and help you further your path at the intersection of profit and purpose. Enjoy!
What are you & your team focused on right now given everything that’s happening with COVID-19?
Most importantly, we are still focused on our mission of honoring and empowering warriors. We’re checking in with our partners and supporters to ensure they’re safe and healthy. We also held a live webinar with our leadership and partners to let them know how we have pivoted, remain mission-focused and answered their questions.
Has your team had to change where it works? If so, what’s that like? What tools are you using?
Our entire organization quickly shifted to telework, which was challenging initially. We’re an incredibly collaborative team that thrives off daily brainstorms and gut-checks. The shift to video calls keeps us connected, but we can’t wait to be physically together again.
What’s a great distraction you’re turning to when things get stressful?
My dog -Judy Ray the Rescue- she always makes me smile and feel loved.
Do you have any glimmers of hope with your corporate partners right now?
Our partners are amazing; they support and inspire us with their resilience, creative adaptations and passion to always go the extra step.
How has being an Engage for Good member helped you?
When I first began my current role, 7 years ago (gulp), I loved the educational resources on cause marketing provided by EFG. Now, I appreciate the growth of information and resources provided – yet there are still valuable tips for newbies.
What’s a book you’d gift to everyone you knew if you had the opportunity?
Not a book but a podcast: Worklife with Adam Grant. I love his insight, approach, and delivery.
What’s one digital resource that helps you do your job better?
I’ve utilized Google alerts for years – it keeps me informed on what my partners and their competitors are doing.Become A Member