When I was in high school, my career ambition was to become a teacher. Today, I’m finishing my seventh year of educational fundraising. I love that I have the chance to impact the lives of our future grown-ups, even if not as directly as my colleagues in the classroom get to experience.
Throughout my professional career (a path of journalism, to public relations, to development), I have always been passionate about continuing education, not just for myself but for colleagues too. So, I jumped at the chance in 2014 to complete the AFP Faculty Training Academy and become one of 269 Master Trainers worldwide (that’s 15 in Texas and 6 active in Houston, for those of you counting!).
2015 has been a year of putting this knowledge into practice: 6 conference presentations, a webinar and an article for the Association of Fundraising Professionals magazine are on the schedule. It fills my heart to be able to take my love of learning and nonprofit giving, and share it with others!
This blog will be another way to share. Whether you are a fundraiser, a volunteer, a donor, or a combination of all three (aren’t we all, really?), Fablanthropy will be a source to share what’s fabulous in philanthropy. Which means, I want to hear from you!
Follow along on Twitter too: @fablanthropy. I look forward to the conversation!