Michelle Marinas

Michelle is the Office Manager and Head of Customer Support at Bright Funds. Motivated by helping others, she is passionate about the employee experiences and helping donors give back to causes they care about. She has her Masters in Career Counseling from SJSU and loves to mentor students in higher education. In her free time, she enjoys cooking new foods and traveling with her loved ones.

Data-Driven vs. Emotional Philanthropy

In last week’s Bright Minds, we focused our discussion over a 2015 New York Times piece on how to intelligently yet emotionally impact others’ lives. The article was prompted by the movement of ‘Effective Altruism’ – which uses data to determine how people can ensure that their money has the greatest impact possible.

Aligning Action & Values

u should spend a significant percentage of time actually trying to gain understanding, a tiny percentage documenting that understanding, and the vast majority of your time creating alignment. In short, worry about what you do as an organization, not what you say.” This is an excerpt from Jim Collins 2000 piece, ‘Aligning Action and Values,’ which was the topic of discussion in last week’s Bright Minds.

Podcast: How Bright Funds is Solving for Workplace Giving

Companies and individuals alike are continually seeking ways to make giving easier, more engaging, and effective. And while progress has been made, many are still seeking better solutions. Bright Funds’ CEO Ty Walrod joined The Good Journey Podcast this week to discuss how Bright Funds is solving for this challenge. You can listen to the …

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Millennials In the Workplace Survey

I joined Bright Funds last week and was eager to work for a company trying to better the world, and work with really smart, thoughtful people. Upon receiving the invite to and attending my first ‘Bright Minds,’ my initial thoughts of the team here were confirmed and then some.