Monthly Archives: August 2013

Being diagnosed with cancer has given me a new perspective on fundraising

I started working in fundraising about three years ago. Having moved from the corporate sector I had a vague idea that I wanted to make a difference and stop using my marketing and sales skills to make rich people richer and actually improve the world. It was all very worthy, and is still true.

But last August my life fundamentally changed and this desire to make a difference became much more real for me. I realised how lucky I am to work in the voluntary sector, and I learnt a bit more about why major donors are philanthropic. Read more on Being diagnosed with cancer has given me a new perspective on fundraising…