Boston, MA | @mimikantor
After spending some time in Los Angeles working in special events for the World Cup USA94 National Organizing Committee, Mimi moved to NYC where she applied her experience to the Non-Profit, Film and Marketing sectors. One of her favorite jobs was in the role of Studio and Account Manager at Gruber Photographers, Inc., one of the premier wedding and special event photography studios in the country. During her time at Gruber Photographers, she streamlined the billing and contract management procedures that allowed the business to standardize rates and contracts with both clients and photographers. This updated financial infrastructure gave Gruber Photographers the space to hire more employees, increase sales volume and provide higher production value for all photo shoots. When Mimi called up the studio to hire a photographer for her own wedding, she discovered that most of the processes established were still in place.
While completing a M.A. in Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement, Mimi found a rewarding opportunity to manage Business Operations at Change for Kids where she honed her skills in financial management developing a legacy financial system for tracking expenses, donations and investments ultimately saving the organization thousands in fees paid to a management company.
In 2008, Mimi moved to Boston where she connected with Database Designs, a well-known local non-profit technology consulting company. Mimi first role as Web Project Manager consisted of projects built on the Drupal and WordPress platforms. At the same time Database Designs built a practice around the Salesforce/Force.Com platform for managing both program based and fundraising data. This created an opportunity for Mimi to take on a new role implementing and converting about 100 organizations to Salesforce from other platforms like CivicCRM, DonorPerfect, Filemaker, Microsoft Access, ETO by Social Solutions, Excel or Sage.
In 2014, Database Designs closed and Mimi joined ROI Solutions, Inc., the CRM designed to house large data sets for National non-profits. As a member of the Client Services group, Mimi enjoyed the opportunity of continuing to work in the non-profit space as the interface between the client and the technical folks on the ROI staff.
On 2016, Grassroots Unwired offered Mimi the possibility of building their client list in the non-profit sector where the trend in fundraising to find your donors where they are instead of waiting for them to come to you. Grassroots Unwired has been providing mobile technology to dozens of political organizations being used out in the field for advocacy and canvassing field work for many years now and has a reputation for providing outstanding service.
Recently, Mimi decided to return to a more traditional Project Manager role serving the Commonwealth of MA and Mass.gov. She is using her extensive background in the CRM/database sector applying it to the management of data and machine learning projects that will enhance the service delivery of Mass.Gov to both constituents and agency clients.