By Phil Gerard
I am generation X and while my first job out of university was in fundraising, like many of my peers, I had a different career path in mind. We didn’t know that there was such a career as fundraising.
Today, the awareness is significantly stronger and many are choosing the fundraising career path deliberately. These aspiring fundraisers know that they want to be fundraisers and what position they want to eventually hold. Unfortunately, often the career path is not as clear. What is the best degree to become a fundraiser? Which fundraising programs to take? What do I have to do to become a Director of Development and how long does it take? How much will I earn?
In my one-on-one meetings with aspiring fundraisers I get these questions asked a lot. Now you have an opportunity to have these and many other questions regarding your fundraising career answered by such accomplished professionals like Tom Ahern, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, Vanessa Chase, Krishana Palmer and many more. And you don’t even have to leave your office! It is all virtual.
Join us on April 13th-15th 2015 for the Fundraising Virtual Career Conference. This is the first and hopefully annual Virtual Conference organized by Mazarine Treyz, Founder of WildWomanFundraising.com and author of Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, rated 5 stars by Nonprofit.About.com.
I am honoured to have been asked to participate in the conference and I will be speaking about moving up to a major gifts role. I hope to see you there!
Check out some pre-conference interviews so you get a sense of what you can expect!