Careers in Fundraising provides expert guidance on professional opportunities in the field of fundraising, including topics on professional development, on–the–job issues, and the significance of fundraising as a career. This comprehensive resource covers all the important aspects of the profession, and also addresses the personal mission and commitment necessary for success in the field. An overview of the nonprofit sector provides needed background, and sidebars from professional fundraisers and students enhance and complement the content of each chapter. Careers in Fundraising will help you:
- Learn where and how to get the education and the training you need for a career in fundraising
- Discover the personal and professional traits of a successful fundraising professional
- Explore the many different types of positions available in the field and find the one that’s right for you
You’ll find a wealth of useful, specialized material such as successful career case studies and tips on international fundraising and on–the–job stress. Relevant bibliographic information is featured at the end of each chapter, and listings of helpful Internet sites and important statistics are included. Careers in Fundraising offers up–to–date and in–depth advice for students interested in an exciting career and professionals looking for a new challenge.
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE NONPROFIT SECTOR AND THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.
Philanthropic Traditions and the Nonprofit Sector (R. Payton & D. Burlingame).
Historical Perspectives of the Profession (C. Williams).
PART TWO: THE FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL′S ROLE.
The Value and Importance of Fundraising for a Successful Nonprofit Organization (J. Mixer).
Skills and Qualities of the Aspiring Professional and Fundraising Positions to Match (H. Hall).
Value of Fundraising Skills and Experience in Other Careers and Positions (C. Hamilton).
PART THREE: PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN FUNDRAISIING.
Preparation Through Academic Programs (J. Levy).
Training Programs and Continued Education (D. Tinker).
On–the–Job Training and Mentoring (T. Conour).
Suggestions for Career Changers (R. Blackmon).
Successful Career Case Studies (M. Dennis, jr.).
PART FOUR: ISSUES AND ASPECTS OF A FUNDRAISING JOB.
Salaries and Wages (J. Greenfield).
Promotion and Career Advancement (R. Raker, III).
Diversity in the Profession (C. Johnson).
Working With a Boss (F. Haddad).
Working With a Team (J. Ryan).
Working in a One–Person Shop (D. Helmus).
International Fundraising (D. Yoffe).
Pressures and Stresses of the Profession (T. Grossnickle).
PART FIVE: CONDUCTING THE JOB SEARCH.
Where the Jobs Are and Finding the Right One (D. Sternberg).
Suggestions for a Successful Interview (R. King).
How to Avoid the No–Win Job (R. Thompson).
How to Exit Gracefully (A. Lane).
What to Look for When You Are the Employer (R. Simonds).
PART SIX: MAINTAINING EXCELLENCE AND EQUILIBRIUM.
Being a Winner in the Fundraising Profession (E. Schumacher and J. Gillespie).
Creating a Personal Mission and Performing with a Passion (M. Baumgardner).
Conclusion: The Future of Fundraising: What Lies Ahead (S. Weinstein & J. Chandler).