Armando is the VP of Engagement at Cultural Strategies and Director of Community Engagement at United Way Capital Area/Hands On Central Texas in Austin, TX. Armando’s experience is deep rooted in the community and nonprofit sector. He specializes in building capacity & creating change with a focus on Hispanic Engagement, project management, leadership development & social innovation. Armando has over 12 years experience in community engagement, volunteerism & social media, and has developed innovative engagement strategies (grassroots to social media) & cultural programming for many nonprofits & businesses including, MPower Labs/RISE Entrepreneurship Conference Tate Austin Hahn, Lance Armstrong Foundation & ACTIVE Life. He serves on the national Points of Light/Hands On Network’s Neighboring Taskforce, is a frequent panelist/presenter at local & national conferences (United Way of America, Points of Light Institute/Hands On Network, OneStar Foundation, United Neighborhood Centers of America, Keep Texas Beautiful), and has been recognized in Austin American-Statesman’s Top Blogs & the Austin (Twitter) List, Austin Social Media’s Top 100 List and Austin Under 40 Awards. Armando writes for GivingCity Magazine, blogs at ElMundodeMando.com & TacoJournalism.com and has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR’s MarketPlace, Austin American-Statesman and Austin Monthly.
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