Monday, October 26, 2009

How to find a career in fundraising

How to find a career in fundraising: "Actively pursuing a career in fundraising and development may seem a bit uncertain during this economic climate. It’s common knowledge that nonprofits are typically hit hardest in economic downturns as many consider donating a luxury, not an obligation.

However, according to an August 23, 2009 article in Parade Magazine titled, “American Generosity Survives Recession,” a recent study from the Rand Corporation shows that more people provided financial assistance than received it. According to the article, the Rand study further revealed that, “Even among those who were struggling themselves, 29 percent came to the aid of others.” The article goes on to quote a second study by the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) showing that more people volunteered in 2008 than in 2007. With these reassuring studies in mind, now might be the perfect time to consider a certificate in fundraising and development."

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