Segments in this Video

Fund-Raiser: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:46)


Skinner describes his role as a manager for an educational nonprofit in Philadelphia.

Fund-Raiser: Career Beginnings (01:23)

Skinner started as a high school teacher. Networking and internships led Skinner to his current position.

Fund-Raiser: Keys to Success (01:39)

Connection and networking are vital for fundraising. Writing and telling effective stories is also important.

Fund-Raiser: Education and Certification Requirements (02:09)

Skinner gained a degree in secondary education. Connecting with business owners and leaders is important. CFRE is one of many certifications available.

Fund-Raiser: Workplace Atmosphere (01:53)

Fundraisers are out of the office frequently. Regional nonprofit workers travel less than national nonprofit organizations.

Fund-Raiser: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:36)

Skinner recommends volunteer work and initiating contact with a desirable nonprofit organization when searching for employment opportunities.

Fund-Raiser: A Day on the Job (01:03)

E-mails are vital to this career. Fundraisers examine their relationships with their donors.

Fund-Raiser: Industry Goals and Services (01:08)

Fundraisers communicate to donors the change their nonprofit accomplishes.

Fund-Raiser: Industry Challenges (01:07)

Fundraisers are challenged by less face-to-face meetings caused by technology.

Fund-Raiser: Looking at the Future (01:05)

Nonprofit organizations will continue with people talking face-to-face with people as well as online efforts.

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Fund-Raiser—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a fund-raiser? In this Career Q&A video interview, Drew Skinner talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in raising funds for non-profit organizations. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL162929

ISBN: 978-1-64481-070-5

Copyright date: ©2018

Closed Captioned

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