Why I’m Thankful for Small Donors

Date / Time: November 22, 2018 9:00 am

When I tell people I’m a fundraiser, they don’t often realize that working in the field of nonprofits is a thing you can do.

And what’s more, there are many different flavors of nonprofit professional. Even fundraising itself has a myriad of sub-specialties.

Conjure the image of a fundraiser and most likely you picture someone running an event, or a very professional-looking person in a suit sitting with someone to chat about their major or planned gift. You might even have envisioned someone writing a grant.

When I started fundraising, I didn’t know what course my professional life would take. And I certainly wouldn’t have told you that I wanted to raise tens of millions of dollars in $25, $50 or $100 donations. That sounds like way too much work!