I’ve never identified myself as a fundraiser. This is because I work in communications and that’s my ‘title’.
But actually, I am a fundraiser. And I wish I’d realised it sooner.
Clayton Burnett’s Great Fundraising report by Professors’ Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang, showed that great fundraising organisations are those with staff and volunteers who are proud of their fundraising, whatever their job title.
The theme for the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention this year is ‘Proud to be a fundraiser!’ and I’m really proud to be an official blogger. For three days, charity professionals will be gathering to hear from our peers about corporate fundraising, individual giving, digital fundraising, community fundraising, events, volunteers and much more.
You can join in already by tweeting why you are proud to be a fundraiser, using the hashtag #proudfundraiser, and a Proud to be a Fundraiser Toolkit will be launched at the convention.
So am I a fundraiser? Yes, I believe I am and I truly believe there’s a fundraiser in all of us.