For those of you who don’t know, I currently work at an all-women’s college in their development office. Let’s just say, today really opened my eyes to how much work goes into fundraising.
It’s not a fundraiser’s sole job to raise money. While money is the ultimate goal, what I love about it is the relationships: being able to connect with someone over a shared passion for an institution. In my case, I personally love the idea of geek-ing out with someone over our love for the arts and feeling a sense of fulfillment when that person can make an impact on something I personally love.
While I’m unsure about whether I will pursue this as a career in the long run, I can definitely say with no hesitation that nonprofit fundraisers are some of the most hardworking people. It is an art form in and of itself, and I’m so grateful to be learning from such an amazing team in my current position.