Her goal is to catalyze our growth in impact, through close partnerships with nonprofit partners and rigorous measurement of the outcomes of our work. Prior to entering the nonprofit arena, Akinc led teams focused on technology and go-to-market strategy for high-growth Silicon-Valley based software companies like BEA Systems, and for non-profits like The New Teacher Project. Akinc began her career as a consultant in the information technology practice at the Boston Consulting Group, and maintains a strong connection to education, ever since her days of earning her teaching certification in New Jersey.
Bridget earned an undergraduate degree in education policy at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she serves on the faculty, teaching a course called "Leading With Impact." Akinc loves running, coaching her kids' teams, and exploring the outdoors.
Starting as the Marketing Associate, she now acts as the Digital Marketing and Graphic Design Manager. Emmy leads a wide range of marketing initiatives, including developing the marketing for Building Impact’s volunteer programs, optimizing our web presence and collateral, and leading our impact reporting. Prior to joining the Building Impact team, Emmy interned with United Way of Pioneer Valley and SIOS Technology Corp.. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing with a Minor in Graphic Design from Emmanuel College.
She enjoys watercolor painting, live music, and trying out cafés in Boston.
She is responsible for executing our growth plan and scaling the adoption of our service offerings by developing strategic partnerships between clients and non-profits.
Previously, MJ was the Associate Director of Employment Placement at Year Up, where she built and stewarded strong relationships with hiring managers nationally and led the employment team to coach over 200 Year Up alumni through career development and academic plans.
Outside of work, MJ attends Southern New Hampshire University through Duet, majoring in Business Administration and Marketing. She enjoys trying new recipes and songwriting.
Emily is a graduate student studying Design Innovation at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Before attending graduate school, Emily previously worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MA, where she supported youth mentoring both through direct service and administrative roles.
In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, dancing, practicing aerial arts and caring for bonsai.
She is responsible for managing Commercial Real Estate client relationships and serves as a primary point of contact for volunteer program related activities.
Previously, Bailey was the Partnerships Manager at Life Science Cares Boston, where she managed over 100 life science-client relationships and coordinated a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Simultaneously, she developed a strong understanding of Boston’s nonprofit ecosystem, working closely with other organizations to combat poverty in our local communities.
Bailey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University. In her free time, she is also lead singer in The Femmes, a wedding & events band for women & non-binary musicians in the New England area.
She is responsible for supporting Emmy, the Digital Marketing and Graphic Design Manager, with creating graphics, marketing content, and programs materials for Building Impact. She recently graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she obtained a BFA in graphic design. Her favorite components of design include typography, UX/UI, and branding. She is ecstatic about the work she’s doing at Building Impact and helping make a difference in the community.
She also enjoys warm weather, Boston, music, and animals.
She is responsible for Account & Partner Management, conference planning, and building out our skills-based programing initiatives.
Previously, Victoria worked for a prop-tech company centered around workplace experience. During her time there, she maintained and promoted a national virtual volunteering program powered by Building Impact’s partnership, earning her previous company Building Impact’s Service Leader Award.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Education from Principia College, and is passionate about magnifying the good in each situation to bring more love, joy, and healing to the world!
During her free time she loves to travel and explore new cultures, bake, go for walks, play pickleball & beach volleyball, and never be too far from the beach.
She led our efforts in cultivating and expanding our partners in the Commercial Real Estate community and providing the foundation for growth on our building footprint in Boston. She also coordinated business development and client engagement with Real Estate, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Technology, and other partners.
In 2021 she transitioned into the role of Strategic Advisor on Partnerships & Equity, assisting in the coordination of the organization’s commitment to inclusivity. This work includes internal and external strategy around engaging diverse partnership opportunities, promoting belonging with new stakeholders, helping to amplify equity goals, and advancing social impact initiatives.
Prior to working for Building Impact, Elsa was the Chief Development Officer at the International Institute of New England, fundraising on behalf of immigrants and refugees.
She has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, affiliated with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Intercultural Studies and Communications from Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, CA, and a Management Certificate in Health and Human Services from Suffolk University.
She is a recent graduate of the YW LeadBoston Program, representing BI in this prestigious DEICertificate Program designed to connect leaders across sectors to candidly discuss issues of diversity and racial realities of the Boston community to devise strategies and drive change. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and French.