Shefali Trivedi is the Executive Director of Giving DuPage, also known as the DuPage County Volunteer Center. She joined the organization in September 2013, with a 25+ year career in marketing, sales and project management as well as a background of working in service for over a decade. Her nonprofit experience includes working for one of the largest food banks in the country, Greater Chicago Food Depository, as well as a small environmental education center. Her service career extended to government as she worked on countywide environmental initiatives in DuPage County.
During her tenure, Shefali is most proud of a few signature accomplishments for Giving DuPage. Since 2013, the organization has increased volunteer engagement by 250% generating an average of 4 volunteer connections every day via their Volunteer Portal site. Giving DuPage has also increased volunteer recognition by 90% through their annual Volapalooza event. Their signature spring event, the DuPage Human Race, a 5K fundraiser for over 60 local charities, surpassed the half a million milestone of over $631,000 funds raised for 146 charities in 7 years.
Also, under her leadership, the organization’s presence on social networks has increased by 606% on Facebook and over 245% on Twitter. The best part is that over 80% of the social media content is to raise awareness for the needs of 450 local nonprofit partners. In 2017, Giving DuPage launched Do GOOD DuPage, the largest service project in DuPage County history, with a goal to engage 150,000 people to do a few good things to improve their community.
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