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How to nurture happy fundraisers

By Sarah Clifton • June 22, 2015

We have a unique profession, and one that very few of us plan to choose when we begin our careers. Many of us stumble on to a job as fundraisers, fall in love, and never look back. And because we are not only doing what we’re passionate about, but also …

Let’s start talking their language…

By Rachel Hunnybun • April 9, 2015

I haven’t always been a fundraiser, but having been in the sector for a while now. I have to admit, I love it. I love how much we share ideas and I love that even through we’re all in competition, we help each other out. It’s really refreshing.
What I find …

The Victories and Challenges of Small Shop Fundraising

By Josh Bowman, CFRE • February 2, 2015

I have worked for a few “small shops” in my career. Each organization had its own quirky, wonderful, and bizarre challenges and victories.
I worked for a theatre in a building so old that the bricks on the outside were literally crumbling onto the street. I consulted for an arts space …