Quite Simply, Thank You
Beyond bake sales and car washes for various youth groups, I knew squat about fundraising. But I did have a solid track record as a writer and editor. I was hired on a Monday in August, and even before my first day in the Philadelphia office of North American Publishing Co., I found myself at the DMA Nonprofit Federation conference in New York. And I was in love — with the people, with the passion, with the energy, with the challenges and the innovative ways fundraisers were overcoming them, and with the free flow of ideas and sense of camaraderie that filled the session rooms, dining areas and hallways of the elegant Waldorf Astoria. My enchantment with the nonprofit sector began that day and is still going strong 10 years later.