I have worked as a fundraising consultant for the past eight years. So in March when I took a part time job as major gift officer for one of my long-time clients, stepping out of the “tell ‘em how it’s done” role and into the “do it myself” role has been humbling, exciting, and very informative.
Maybe you are a fundraiser who stepped into a situation where donors have been well treated. Where the board has resonant relationships with supporters. Where the organization’s story is well crafted. If so, count yourself among the lucky few.