Is your job really to raise money?


What you can take away from his story is the following: – Your job as a fundraiser is really to “help others undertake consequential acts of kindness and generosity” (according to Jerold Panas). – Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away.

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job? And I can help you create some early wins so that you win the trust of your leadership and can continue to achieve in your job.

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Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!


This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving. According to James, “This study tests the impact of various fundraiser job titles on others’ willingness to contact the fundraiser to engage in giving-related discussions.”

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Kishshana Palmer talks Managing Up In Your Fundraising Job (join us and tell us about your experience?)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey have you ever had a boss who didn’t understand your job? Measure how well you’re doing your job by rebranding and polling community members about what they think of your nonprofit. How can I make your job easier? Kishshana, go out there and get the money.

How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Kishshana, go out there and get the money. Like money would just magically happen when I left the building. Yet, it’s the thing we run away from because lots of us have not confronted our own relationship with money. What part did money play in how you were raised?

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Making Money on the Side Part Two

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to make money on the side? How do you get more money without exhausting yourself? It probably won’t pay like a full-time job, but can be good to do on the side. What other ideas do you have for how to make money on the side?

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Making a living without a job-An interview with Barbara Winter

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am talking with Barbara Winter, the author of Making a Living Without a Job. I ended up giving her a copy of Making a Living Without a Job when we arrived at our destination. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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Life, Death, and Make Money Writing Essays


Life After Make Money Writing Essays. How to earn money creating fiction you may earn money composing fiction, however you might have to think past the box for a way to [link]. Getting the Best Make Money Writing Essays. But What About Make Money Writing Essays?

Is your job eating your life?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The same is true of our jobs. Have you ever had a job that wanted you to work over 40 hours a week without additional compensation? He wanted us to abandon our physical selves for the job. This wasn’t in the job description. Would you like to make more money?

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Are you abandoning yourself for your job?

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to FastCompany, the high paying jobs of the future will eat your life. Hey, even nonprofit low paying jobs can eat your life! How can a job eat your life? Sign a non-compete agreement or something else that would prevent you from making money while you worked there?

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How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I’m so excited to share this interview with you!

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Then as opportunities come up in the future, I have a much better understanding of who could be a good fit for what job in what organization. PG: Oh, I love my job.

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How to get a job as a major gifts officer-interview with David Rubin

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sure enough, he networked me into my first job in development at University of San Francisco. MT: Well, that’s kind of a dream job for some of us because you get to work at a nonprofit that supports you and has enough money to give you a career track.

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Do you have a “super job”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

“Increasingly, US workers are also falling prey to what we’ll call offloading: cutting jobs and dumping the work onto the remaining staff. I thought that only ridiculous one-person development jobs were like this.

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Find your dream job with these 3 simple steps


Here’s how to start with the end in mind so you can be resolute in finding the best fitting job for you and your dreams. Grab a pen and a blank sheet of paper, sit in a quiet room and write everything down about what you believe would be your perfect job.

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Dealing with Ageism in your job search

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve had lots of questions about how to deal with ageism in your nonprofit job search. And if you could, hooray, you’ve got an employment lawsuit that can get you some money!

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What Life Looks Like 8 Years after saying Goodbye to My Fundraising Job.

Wild Woman Fundraising

For a long time, I tried to find a new fundraising job. I upped sticks and rolled down to Austin Texas to try to find a job down there. But despite writing a fundraising book, I couldn’t find a job. I never could have imagined that after my fundraising job, I would be here.

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Book Review: It’s not just about the money

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s called “ It’s Not Just About the Money.” Asking for money face to face is the most effective way to fundraise. I skipped directly to Jeff’s story of his worst day on the job. Create the right job description.

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Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars.


Your job is to facilitate experiences that help them see themselves as the hero they want to be. Your job is to make sure they recognize that, through giving, they can be empowered. The post Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars. People want to see themselves as good, just, righteous, and so on. . In other words, they want to be heroic. They want to change the world. They want to feel like they have the power to make the world a better place.

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. But what are our own attitudes about money?

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18 habits every fundraiser should have by their first 6 months on the job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Because it’s not the best way to raise money, but it will help your nonprofit in the short term if you do get a grant, as you start to build relationships with your donors. Your job will eat up your life.

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Jumping to another job? Where do you keep your brain?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you onto a new job? What happened to your old job? Your old nonprofit is going to get a lot of money because you were there, but you can’t take the credit for it! And so now you, jumping into this new job, are getting these bequests. Jumping to another job?

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Why spend the money?

Get Fully Funded

When you strengthen your skills, you strengthen your ability to lead and to get the job done. Investing in yourself has a magnificent ripple effect that touches just about everything in the organization, because you start doing your job better. For a nonprofit, there’s no better place to invest money. Instead, make sure that what you get for the money is well worth it.

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Get more money with your year end appeal: Interview with Paul Bobnak of DMIQTV and Who’s Mailing What

Wild Woman Fundraising

My basic job which hasn’t changed much, every day I look at direct mail and email. Whether it’s a for-profit enterprise and a non-profit, it’s all about driving response, trying to get people to become engaged and invest their money. Paul Bobnak interview 8/22/13.

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5 tips to waste your money in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’d rather not waste your money in fundraising, then do yourself a favor and get on the Fundraising on a Shoestring Webinar on March 10th ! I had been working for non profits in previous years, but needed to make money instead of wearing myself down. Just follow these steps!

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Make Your Nonprofit Stop Bleeding Money-Interview with Pamela Uppal

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make your nonprofit stop bleeding money with turnover? In the last week, I actually was presenting at the Money for Our Movements conference in Atlanta, and I referenced your work both times in both my presentations there. So if you’re constantly having new people turning over, just in that department alone, you’re not being effective with your donor money and you’re not being effective with your people. We don’t have a lot of money. We need more money.

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Can raising money be like building furniture?


That’s how furniture companies get the job done these days. So she hands over her hard-earned money. >>eBook: How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. The post Can raising money be like building furniture?

4 Keys to Raising the Money of Your Dreams

Get Fully Funded

Raising money can be easy or it can be hard – it’s your choice. If you’re using tried and true fundraising and marketing strategies, you will raise money. Successful fundraising can be boiled down to 4 key components: Mindset, Mission, Marketing, and Money.

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How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)


It might be a good idea to start by answering an important question: why do professionals move from the private sector to jobs at nonprofits? Hint: it’s not for the money. You might like a job in the nonprofit world! This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

HELP WANTED – Organizations aren’t finding enough qualified candidates for the jobs. Because based on the job descriptions I look at, that is what they want. A job description that could encompass 3 people’s jobs for 1/2 the pay of one full-time person?

#Philanthropy: As Steve Jobs The CEO Retires, Will Steve Jobs The Philanthropist Step Forward?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Carnegies, the Mellons, the Rockafellers, the Buffetts… They all made scads of money in their chosen careers. They all founded foundations and gave away scads of money in their later years. Keep your hands off of my stack.

Reader Questions: Should we sell X to get money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofits are desperate for money, and they’ll just jump at the chance to do a little fundraiser, selling your items for you!” It’s not your job to help these people make money.

How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

But I’ve also had jobs in development working for a performing arts center, a science museum, and a community college. So when their values don’t match the organization’s values, they’re more likely to look for another job. That was one of the last jobs I had.

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What really rich people want

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you deal with really rich people in your fundraising job? Are you responsible for building the relationship and asking them for more money than you will make in 10 years? I mean, if they have all of the money they could ever need, what would motivate them?

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5 Star Review: Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide

Wild Woman Fundraising

In Mazarine Treyz’s book, “Get the Job! It doesn’t take a study to know this if you’re in fundraising now or looking for a job there. If the board thinks fundraising isn’t their job, watch out. 5 Star Review: Get the Job!

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The Hardest, and Easiest, Parts of the Job

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the survey for the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we asked you to identify what was extremely challenging about your job, and what wasn’t challenging at all. Time and money are always at the top of these lists in the nonprofit world, and it’s no different here.

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Nonprofit communications jobs: What to expect


I thought I’d post some of the observations and advice about nonprofit communications jobs I usually share with them. Frankly, this can be said of almost any job today.) Nonprofit jobs aren’t a slow, easy ride (more like the Wild West!). flickr/stefan.

A Lesson on Listening… and Making More Money with Your Newsletter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of my favorite parts of my job is coaching young communications directors. Can’t this be a job? It did yield some money! It can make more money. But the truth is, being an excited creative isn’t my job. Almost four times as much money! Theresa Casey.

Incredible CRISIS! Again!

Wild Woman Fundraising

That’s money addiction. Pg 106″ So if you get yelled at for making mistakes, If your job is seriously stressing you out. Do you have unrealistic deadlines at work? Are you there past 5pm every day, along with most other people?

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Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year. One organization that helps low-income families does a good job of sending engaging updates.

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Why Steve Jobs and I Hate Charity

Selfish Giving

Every Labor Day weekend the neighborhood kids went door to door collecting money for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Jobs’ giving is at home. Maybe that’s what Steve Jobs sees in his. When I was a kid charity was for chumps.

Where is the money for our schools?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I mean, they are just going to make even more money. The zombie corporations are holding the money hostage. We need to free that money through legislative action. Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations.

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13 Things HR Won’t Tell You About Your Fundraising Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Keeping your job, or not? Here Are 13 Things HR Won’t Tell You About Your Fundraising Job. This is a good time for you to figure out the right fit for the next job. If you get fired, chances are anyone who remembers you may be onto their next job in 2 or 3 years.

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