Building a career with a fundraiser
Fundraiser – a specialist in fundraising for non-profit organizations (charities, social projects). As far as promising niche and how to build a career in it? Says Anna Moskvichova fundraiser. Fundraiser profession in our country is gaining momentum as seen in Naija gist blog. As with any fast-growing field, there is hidden a lot of potential. Anna, what is the essence of your work? I’m often confronted with the fact that we have to explain what exactly is my profession. Once, in response to my ranting, I heard the following comment: “So you work a beggar?” It might seem offensive if not for today’s realities. Many of my colleagues actually work as if begging for money.
But the essence of the profession fundraiser not the case. It is important to create an offer that is impossible not to buy. For me, working a fundraiser is very similar to the work prodazhnika. Once we sell a particular product – ideas for music on news portal, values, benefits, satisfaction … The list can be long and everyone has his own. Grantmakers we sell ideas, sponsors – advertising, donors – a sense of participation. The most important thing – to bring joy to people. If I ask the relatives to raise money to help the children’s home – I fundraiser? I do not think. You say, indifferent person, who wants to help the children’s home. Fundraiser – it is a profession that requires special education, skills and competencies and music channel.
The sooner this is understood by people who wish to engage in fundraising, public organizations and the education system, the sooner we get the true specialists. Where can run fundraiser? In the standard sense – in the non-profit organization. In the classic definition of “fundraising” clearly defined, it is to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. But fundraisers working in commercial projects, attracting sponsors for the event. They occur in the field of culture – the so-called people who are looking for patrons of artists, poets and musicians.
The pinnacle of achievement in the career of a fundraiser in the US could be the work of an international donor organization or the office of reforms under the Cabinet as a communicator with donors ministers. To be a fundraiser, you need to have a huge number of skills and competencies. Therefore, a good fundraiser can master any profession. Your profession is called perspective, mysterious, future profession. Why? How many people know about it? Fundraising – this is the same niche as the other. This niche – the new and only gaining momentum. As with any new niche, are inherent and demand prospects in the future. But there is nothing mysterious or very promising. There is a great and laborious work on the development of a new sphere for the US.
Only a few do not give up on the way. It is they who will be the backbone of the profession. And from then on the market do its work. Solid fees fundraisers create demand. And demand gives birth to proposal of the educational market. Recall, the boom of lawyers and economists, IT specialists and now. It’s simple: people want to work, where money and are willing to pay money for it. Thus are born all the prestigious profession. And they say that fundraisers without work will not stay. It is really true? A good fundraiser – an expert who can “make” more money than it receives. Imagine that you came to the man and says, “I can bring you every month 10 thousand dollars, and for this I want you to pay me a thousand.”.
You take it to work? Sure! You give him the opportunity to work online, do not come to the office, as long as he earned. But note that not all are able to so, but only really good fundraisers. To this work fit? What is the criterion? To answer this question, I propose to divide the fundraisers the following areas: fares, sponsoring and crowd funding. Of course, there are the only ones that combine different quality but not so much. To work with different areas require different qualities of character.