Friday update: speak, advancement leaders!
Vice President of Research
October 6, 2017
Here are some great stories about how fundraisers are doing — and thinking about, their jobs.
From around the web:
Many higher ed institutions across the globe are boosting their social budgets to keep up with a new generation of students who rely primarily on social media for their news and information about a variety of topics, according to a new report from Hootsuite, a social media monitoring company.
“Stretched too thin” was how I would have answered the question “How is work?” when I was a fundraiser. Rarely did I ever feel that I was truly on top of my portfolio, knowing who I should focus on today, who just made their gift, and who I needed to see two months from now.
That’s the advice Dyan Sublett, president of the MLK Community Health Foundation, gives to fundraising colleagues. Being crazy, she explains, means taking career risks.
“I always took the long view of being successful, getting there in a way that excited me or made me a little afraid,” says Sublett, who has spent her entire career raising money. “If I didn’t have that, I’d probably get bored.”
Spotlight: What Advancement Leaders Really Think
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