Mari Galloway, CEO & Founding Board Member
What is your organization and mission?
Cyberjutsu is a 501c3 cybersecurity community for women to grow and build their #cyberjutsutribe. We empower women to network and lead in the cybersecurity space through hands-on workshops, cyber games, professional development, conference participation, leadership and volunteer opportunities, and more.
How many years do you have in the nonprofit industry?
Your nonprofit community. Your team. Your mission. Your Board of Directors. Your events. Your volunteers. Your sponsors. How do you manage it all day to day?
I don’t, lol. Just kidding. But I wonder about that, as well. As a cybersecurity professional and nonprofit executive, it is difficult. I will typically start my day with a to-do list of things that need to be done for that day, and it goes without saying that I don’t always get to everything. I also enlisted the help and expertise of Big Buzz to put additional processes in place and to help me identify where we can automate some of those day-to-day tasks. My teams and I have regular touchpoints each month to discuss what is going on and if there are any places where we can make changes or improve. This helped big time with the social media aspect of the organization. Having a dedicated team of awesome volunteers is also super important.
What software programs or tech tools have you found helpful in your daily operations?
My calendar and Calendly are money. I have six different calendars to manage, and Google helps with that! I also like to use Streak for managing email workflow and tasks; I use the free version but will probably upgrade to the paid version as it really helps take the guesswork out of what needs to be completed. And Canva for Nonprofit is my favorite for creating quick marketing items as well as presentations for the organization.
What industry groups/associations are you part of?
Being in the cyber industry, I am a part of a number of organizations for women such as Black Girls Hack and empowerHER. I am also a member of ISC2, as well as ISSA (both Certification Credentialling Body in Cyber).