Agency or Organization? Tips From Someone Who Made the Move
When I was child I had two dreams of what my future would look like. I was fully committed and convinced I'd grow up to be either Dr. Dolittle or Carol Burnett. I would divide my time between standing in front of a mirror reciting her monologues and perfecting my "Eunice," and standing at the edge of my backyard willing all the forest creatures to come to me.
So, I'm a fundraiser having a mid-life crisis. And that's perfectly fine with me.
I am taking time to look around, lift my head and find REAL people who really want to change the world. And people smart enough to do it. Join me in this fun journey. I have no idea where we will end up - and that is the beauty of it. I'm nonprofit passionate, a hopeful world changer, and always ready to share what I know, learn what I don't, admit when I can't, and ask the hard questions.
While you're looking around for other areas of inspiration, check out The Moth Project at themoth.org (the podcasts are AMAZING), TED talks (doesn't matter which ones - find topics that interest you) and Volunteer Voices (again - love the podcast) written by volunteers from the Peace Corps. Don't see the immediate connection to being a better fundraiser? Just listen, you'll hear the message ...