I Never Wanted to be a Fundraiser

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  • I have always said that and when I go out on a major gift call I always say to my colleague whether it be staff or a volunteer, ” are you ready to to go have some fun?”. You would think that we would have the biggest smile on our face when we accept a transforming gift, but in fact it is the donor that is happiest. I wouldn’t do anything else!!!

  • Harriet says:

    I think I always wanted to be a fundraiser – I just didn’t know what is was way back then! We do serve as a conduit for connecting people to their passion for doing good. And I think we also receive the gift of knowing what is important in the world. Working for nonprofits and being their advocate in the world teaches me as well and for that I am very grateful. I also love this work!

  • Harriet says:

    I think I always wanted to be a fundraiser – I just didn’t know what it was way back then! We do serve as a conduit for connecting people to their passion for doing good. And I think we also receive the gift of knowing what is important in the world. Working for nonprofits and being their advocate in the world teaches me as well and for that I am very grateful. I also love this work!

  • Melanie says:

    I wanted to deliver babies in third world countries . I was rejected from graduate school and ended up in fundraising . I couldn’t be happier. I think I have always had a natural ability to talk to people and to connect folks with their passions but I didn’t know this was a job. I was a “connector” in college always trying to help students with their education plans as a peer advisor and mentor. After rejections letters and emails I landed my first official dis rising job. Rejection leads us to greater paths. I want to be a major gifts officer ! I was born to raise!

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