Shannon Abitbol has been working with nonprofits since 2006, focusing on a variety of roles including business process improvement, community engagement, fundraising, change management, and leadership. As an independent consultant, she has helped to implement CRM systems and database conversion projects. Most recently, before joining JCA, Shannon was the Executive Director of GiveVisuals, a start-up nonprofit that works with volunteers from the film industry to create short films for small nonprofits around the world in visually communicating their message.
As a knowledgeable nonprofit leader, Shannon has a wealth of nonprofit experience. Shannon has worked with a variety of nonprofits including advocacy organizations, arts and culture organizations, and museums. Clients include Naples Botanical Garden, Studio Museum in Harlem, New World Symphony, and Union of Concerned Scientists.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and has a professional-level certification in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. As a member of her local community, she serves on three boards of directors in support of the arts and community cohesion.
MORE ABOUT SHANNON
Where do you work? Where are you from?
I live and work in Lakeland, FL, a growing city between Tampa and Orlando. I grew up in the Orlando area and moved out of the state after graduating from the University of Florida in 2004 with a BS in Public Relations. I’ve lived in several states since then, including Texas, Washington, California, Virginia, and Maryland, and ended up back in Florida in 2018.
What do you do at JCA?
I am a consultant in the Professional Services division of JCA, bringing experience both as a nonprofit leader and a consultant. I know the struggles of nonprofits in competing priorities to achieve an organizational mission, and I believe in the importance of aligning the mission to process and technology for impactful organizational results.
What is your background? What brought you to JCA?
I have worked in nonprofits since 2006 in a variety of roles, and I love the idea of big picture thinking, strategizing and supporting nonprofits using my experience. I have both led and supported technology integrations and change management strategies, as well led a small nonprofit.
What do you do outside of JCA?
Outside of JCA, I love to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the Florida sun. I have three kids that keep my life quite active, and I also teach yoga at a local studio as a certified instructor (RYT-200). I have a long history and love of running, and am a certified RRCA running coach. When I have down time, I love to curl up with a good book.
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