Buchner, Barbara

Barbara Buchner

I managed technology teams in the Financial Services industry whose members were located all over the world. I brought my expertise in operations management, project management and technology to my SOAR work consulting to Stearns Farm in Framingham on market research and a business plan, and Newton Community Farm on organizational development. I am also doing succession plan consulting to Camp Jabberwocky that provides lifelong camping opportunities to individuals with special needs. SOAR not only allows me to give back to my community, but has enriched my life with new friendships made through my orientation sessions and consulting experiences.

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that would allow me to leverage my corporate skills. The SOAR Management Consulting program was a perfect fit for me with the combination of training and client assignments. I also had a unique opportunity to help SOAR with its Strategic Plan.

To anyone that is interested in finding a professional, intellectually challenging volunteer position, I would suggest SOAR. You meet interesting people from a broad range of backgrounds, SOAR provides continuing education opportunities and fun social events, and you are able to leverage your skills in the nonprofit space, helping clients become more successful and effective in helping the communities that they serve.