About Carol Buckheit
Why I Have the Best Job Ever
I get to spend my days working alongside nonprofit do-gooders. We inspire, figure out creative ways to use technology and media to fire people up, even help pass some laws. We introduce folks to the arts, to their opinion leaders, and to the power of philanthropy—with social media, the press, and web communications.
In my former professional life as a consultant, my clients ranged from cultural centers to child health advocacy groups.
Changing our little corner of the world is fun.
Back in the Day
After a stint in the neurosciences (true!), I cut my teeth in the nonprofit sector as a community organizer, fundraiser, communicator lobbyist, and event organizer extraordinaire. Then came the coolest part: directing communications for Love Makes a Family, helping to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Connecticut. Together with a myriad of government and community leaders and coalition partners, we used the power of storytelling for a massive public education campaign that changed hearts and minds.
Find me body surfing off the Rhode Island coast, cruising the Union Square Greenmarket, compulsively reading the New York Times, commiserating with my book groups, and plotting the planet’s ultimate perennial herb garden.
At right: A thrill I will never forget: Married same-sex couples from all over Connecticut gathered on the Capitol steps in Hartford to celebrate the one-year anniversary of marriage equality in our state. Photos by Glenn Koetzner