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Rachel Dougherty’s community work started at a young age. While growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, they got involved in social justice work through their synagogue that set the tone for the rest of their career. After hustling in multiple non-profit jobs, Rachel is working to strike out on their own. They launched a community engagement consultancy business this spring, with the hopes of helping both nonprofits and companies like She Spends build communities in intelligent ways.
Rachel talked with She Spends about launching their new business, staying organized and being a non-binary person in the workplace. Stay tuned to the end of the interview, where Rachel shares their favorite resources for community building.
(Editor’s note: the following interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. She Spends previously worked with Rachel as a community building consultant on a pro bono basis).
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