amanda binghamAmanda joined thedatabank in January 2011 as a Marketing Intern. She graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato in May 2010. While there, she worked at the campus radio station as a radio show host, student news director, and public relations assistant. After moving to the Twin Cities to be closer to work, Amanda also became a volunteer for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities in 2011. She currently serves on the board and the Programming committee.

Amanda also loves to travel to foreign lands and has so far been to France, Japan, and Taiwan. Next on her travel wish list is England.

Get to know Amanda a little better:

Why is working at a social impact-based company important to you?

Working for a company that focuses not only on making a great product, but on making a great product that will create positive change for their clients, is such a rewarding experience. thedatabank goes above and beyond to make sure that at the heart of all of our conversations, what we’re doing is always focused on how we can give our clients something that is going to best help them in achieving their individual missions.

If time travel were possible, where would you go and why?

This is a really hard question. While part of me would love to see France in the 1700 or 1800s, I would also love to see what we become 100 years in the future. Did we solve global warming or wait until it was too late? Have women and minorities achieved equal rights – not just in law, but in practice? It would be so interesting to have a glimpse into the future that I won’t live long enough to see.

How do you spend your free time – when you have it?

Not very productively, typically. 🙂 I spend the little free time I have either watching Netflix (I just started Parks and Recreation), reading sci-fi or fantasy books, painting, or hanging out with friends and family.

If you could visit any place from a book, real or fictional, where would it be and why?

I know someone else already said Hogwarts, so I’ll pick something else – Narnia probably. It’s just so magical and different! I would love to see talking animals and the awesome little huts and houses that they live in.