Why YOU Should Be A Major Gift OfficerAre you new to the field of Major Gift Fundraising? Or have you been around the block a few times, and now you’re wondering if this is your life’s calling? You just finished one of the busiest fundraising seasons of the year – are you pumped up, or ready to quit?
We want you to know that the calling to be a major gift officer is a wonderful, rewarding thing – if you have the right personality and are willing to do hard work.
Major gift fundraising is one of the toughest professions there is. But it should be. Anything that has such an enormous emotional payoff as fostering the act of giving and receiving has to be difficult. No question.
This is important to understand. Major gift fundraising takes a lot of work. There is no shortcut. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s not something you just do “on the side.” (Tweet it!) It takes thought, planning, strategizing and expertise. If you are new to major gift fundraising and you’re still trying to find your way, decide right now if you’re willing do to the hard work. The road ahead is not easy, but we promise you, if you are willing to do the hard work, it will be the most rewarding thing you have ever done.
Read our white paper if you’re looking to move into (or out of) major gift fundraising. Download this free paper by clicking here.