So ... You're a Fundraiser!
3. Develop a support system. This means a group of people around you who want to support you and your efforts.
4. Follow a regular practice. This means every day, going in, sitting down, and saying, “OK, what can I do that must be done today, and what is something less pressing but just as important that I need to get done? And what can I do today to advance myself in the field of fundraising? How can I help someone else just starting out? And how can I build my own personal board of directors to help myself succeed?”
5. Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning. Don’t just read blogs. Take a fundraising webinar. Take a fundraising workshop. Get a fundraising coach. Join a membership site where you can find community, learning and coaching. Find the right teacher for you. There are many out there.
Mazarine Treyz is author of "The Wild Woman's Guide to Fundraising," "The Wild Woman's Guide to Social Media" and "Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide," as well as the Wild Woman Fundraising blog. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org