Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fundraising is not for the faint hearted

My first job fresh out of university was selling classified advertising space for the Observer newspaper, which at the time was based on Battersea Bridge Road, around the corner from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. There were around 30 of us in the classified team and we had to make 100 cold calls a day, resulting in at least four bookings. We had a one hour lunch break and two 15 minute ‘team teas’ a day. It was the closest an office could get to being a factory, but with the satisfaction of making a sale. Read more on Fundraising is not for the faint hearted…