Steven Pommer: Why I love working at Cornucopia

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Ever wondered what it’s like to work for Cornucopia? Today, we’re speaking to Steven Pommer from our fundraising team about why he joined Cornucopia and what makes him excited about his role.

Steven, when did you start working at Cornucopia and what attracted you to the role? 

I started at Cornucopia about two years ago. What attracted me to the role was Cornucopia’s reputation for integrity, something imperative in this industry and something I’ve since discovered Cornucopia has bucket-loads of.

Do you work from home or in the office? 

I’m based at head office in Brisbane City. I worked mostly from home during my first year, but have been almost full time in the office the past 12 months. Can’t beat the vibes and having your team mates right next to you. Free breakfast and air con is pretty cool too!

What are some of the things you like most about your job? 

I like the variety of the campaigns and charities we represent. Yesterday, I spoke with donors who have supported International Fund for Animal Welfare since as far back as 1990. And today, I’m explaining to people for the first time about the amazing work of Four Paws.

How does it feel knowing your work makes a real difference in the world? 

I overthink way too much, so it helps me sleep at night knowing the work I do has a positive impact.

What makes Cornucopia a great place to work? 

The overall goal – being a solid part of the ben-don chain and making the work of all these charities possible.

Do you have any memorable stories of donors you’ve spoken to during your time fundraising with Cornucopia? 

Recently calling for Climate Council, I had the privilege of speaking with many people at different levels of government as well all types of scientists. It was so interesting and at times, I felt I was hosting a podcast!

If you’d like to find out more about how you can play a part in making the world a better place at Cornucopia, check out the ‘Be a Changemaker’ section of our website today.