VISTA Spotlight: Josh Bloom

June 7, 2023

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Josh Bloom is currently serving with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) as their Systems Change VISTA. His service is coming to an end this July, and NACEDA reached out to us with some praise for him that we would like to share.

NACEDA commissioned a survey of Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) across the country. In order to get strong results, NACEDA needed to reach out to their members to encourage the CBDOs in their networks to complete the survey. Josh worked with staff to create a survey promotion toolkit that made it easy for NACEDA members to share out information on the survey via newsletters, social media, and emails. In addition, Josh made four video testimonials with CBDO leaders discussing the importance of the survey.

In his time at NACEDA, Josh provided insight that helped to change the culture of the organization for the better. He was able to see the discomfort the staff had soliciting the survey responses. He suggested taking a more personal outreach approach, which helped to strengthen communication with the CBDOs. Josh has had a large impact on NACEDA in the time he has been there, and that impact will continue for years to come.

Does VISTA service sound like something for you? We’re currently taking applications for our next cohort! Learn more about what it means to serve and check out the open positions today.

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