Heather McKissick, Senior Vice President Community Impact at University Federal Credit Union, presented her talk “Move Forward: Give Back – Advancing Career and Community through Service” at IncubatorCTX on Thursday, October 10th to a packed room of students, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs, and members of the business community.

In her talk, McKissick discussed how to fully give back to the community while expanding professionally and personally. She has always been attracted to the not-for-profit sectors because she “loves rolling up her sleeves and giving back to the community”.

Here in Austin, TX, it is possible to have a progressive, lucrative, fulfilling, growth-oriented career in the not-for-profit sector. McKissick’s experience either in the for-profit or not-for-profit sector has directly influenced her career when it comes to her own growth, skills, development​.  She has brought the knowledge gained from these experiences back to the organization​s ​where she works.

McKissick encouraged our guests to follow these 5 steps/tips:

  1. Clarify Your Cause
  2. Drive Your Development Plan
  3. Ask For Help
  4. Leapfrog the Ladder
  5. Mutual Gain

Heather’s message is when you engage in the not-for-profit world, find a cause you believe in, and find out how you can leverage that cause to develop yourself, you also contribute to your organization. ​Giving Back while moving forward can be one of the most powerful career builders that you can find.


​Written by Hannah Watson


About IncubatorCTX

IncubatorCTX helps startups and early-stage companies grown and succeed. Our goal is to promote innovation and impact in Northwest Austin along the HWY 620 corridor. We are located on the campus of Concordia University amidst 400 acres of Hill country preserve.

Incubator CTX members have 24/7 access to vibrant co-working space alongside other entrepreneurs. IncubatorCTX is much more than a co-working space; our members also benefit from a network of mentors, entrepreneurial programming, classes, events, and access to faculty and student workers.

For more information or to become a member, please go to www.incubatorctx.com or to learn more about Concordia University Texas go to www.concordia.edu

About UFCU
As a Member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, UFCU is passionate about changing lives and strengthening communities. With more than 251,000 Members in Central Texas and Galveston County and assets under management exceeding $2.9 billion, UFCU offers a variety of products, services, and education programs to empower Members in achieving financial health. To learn more, visit UFCU.org.