Fresh out of grad school, I was hired into the lead fundraising position for a professional theatre at a local university. I was assigned to raise $400,000 in the first 9 months (which is roughly $1 million in today's dollars)...
...There were 45 people whose jobs were relying on my success.
...There were hundreds of actors, designers, directors and musicians to boot
...There were over 25,000 patrons who are expecting to see the shows.
I was only 24 years old and on my first day, my new boss, Chuck, pulled me aside and said, “Andrea, I don’t know anything about raising money, so don’t ask me." And if you can believe it, he turned me loose and just expected that I would do it!
It is that very experience that motivated me to create a comprehensive, fundamentals fundraising course, The Giving Principles Learn to Raise Money for the Cause You Love. The course begins January 31, 2016. Registration is now open.