Susan Arrington comes to Zuri with 30 years of experience that spans multiple aspects of the nonprofit world. She started her career in nonprofits as the Executive Director of the Abilene Community Theater in Abilene Texas. She later moved to the Abilene Preservation League where she was the coordinator for fundraising events.
Susan served as Education Manager for a local Junior Achievement area, and then moved to Junior Achievement headquarters where she served for 15 years. At JA USA, Susan managed fundraising systems for all JA areas across the United States, including implementation, training, and support for The Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud CRM, and BBIS. Susan was responsible for writing and maintaining user guides and an e-learning suite for Blackbaud CRM specific to Junior Achievement business processes. Serving as a Business Analyst for JA USA, Susan led the continual enhancement process for JA’s database, monitoring user requests, gathering requirements and writing requirement documents.
When an organization upgrades major systems, the user’s experience of training and implementation is very important to Susan. She understands that change management plays a critical role in ensuring project success, and strives to help her clients adopt system and business process changes in a positive manner. Her unique ability to understand the user’s need to work in a system that is efficient helps her clients excel.
Susan values the ability to work with a variety of nonprofits, supporting them to achieve their goals through technology. The passion of the nonprofit world is inspiring, and Susan is committed to help her clients manage change, become more efficient, and further their mission.
Susan is personally involved with these two nonprofits:
Junior Achievement Pioneers
The mission of the JA Pioneers is to provide a network for retirees and staff alumni, and to support the mission of JA USA.
Our mission as an organization is to facilitate the connection of people with healthy freshwater ecosystems through novel recreational events, educational activities and on-the-ground projects.