Agency or Organization? Tips From Someone Who Made the Move
I don't know what our clients think (and if any of you are reading this — don't tell me if it's bad news), but I hope they feel that connection and couldn't be prouder to be part of something bigger.
As with anything, there were surprises along the way. So for any of you considering making a move from one side to the other, here are some words of learning from somebody who did:
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 ...