TIM HOPP ’17VENLY FELLOW: COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE
Born and raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts, Tim has been interested in local business since he first started working at a small ice cream parlor at the age of 16. Since then Tim has worked for a variety of local businesses, including interning at two startups. His experience ranges from leading social media marketing for one of the biggest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns to assisting in donor relations and coordinating activities for colleges and students around the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. Tim graduated in 2016 from Emmanuel College with a B.A. in English Communications and Political Science, receiving a Distinction for his thesis on participation of terrorist organizations in electoral politics. Tim also spent a semester abroad at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Hector AcevedoManager of Find It Cambridge with Nancy Tauber, Executive Director, Cambridge Family Policy Council
“With Tim as our Venly Fellow and with all our Venly Fellows, Find It Cambridge wanted to boost our web presence as part of our larger program goals of the Cambridge Family Policy Council. We wanted to connect families to resources throughout our community and build their personal connection to the Find It Cambridge brand so they’ll be more inclined to use our website.
The results with Tim were tremendous. We ended up exceeding our goals with a 303% increase across three social media channels and a 60% increase in website users. We also experienced a 75% increase in our number of return visits which means each visitor is getting more out of the site. Our search engine optimization (SEO) also improved dramatically. So now when you look up Find It Cambridge, you don’t find Cambridge, UK!
Through support from our work with Tim and all our Venly Fellows, we aim over the next five years for Find It Cambridge to become the hub where organizations are consistently adding their information to bridge the gap between families and resources.”
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