Andrew Hoffman believes that social innovation and the power of a healthy neighborhood can transform communities. Andrew became the Executive Director of NeighborLink in 2008 after starting out as a volunteer in the organization in 2005. NeighborLink facilitates neighborhood development by leveraging technology to connect vulnerable neighbors falling through the cracks of social services with neighbors and volunteers looking to help. Andrew has helped grow the organization from doing 50 projects a year to over 1,500 while working with 200 groups of volunteers a year. Andrew has also helped launch NeighborLink in 13 US cities.
Andrew regularly consults with small to mid-size organizations on the power of having a brand strategy, a strong communication strategy, and how focusing on the humanization of their work through creative storytelling can help them grow towards their goals. In addition to communication, Andrew has developed a broad knowledge base of how to decentralize volunteer mobilization efforts, how to effectively collect and analyze data in your organization, and crowdsourced fundraising can impact your ability to fund tangible projects.
A graduate from Huntington University, Andrew started his career in account services for a couple of advertising agencies. Andrew completed his MBA at Taylor University, struggles through many endurance athletic events a year, and is trying to figure out what it means to be a good neighbor with his family in a historic, South Central Fort Wayne neighborhood.