My first weeks as a fundraiser

Welcome to ‘My first weeks as a fundraiser’. If you’ve just started out in fundraising this is the place for you. We bring you essential insight and all the basics you will need to make your way in the first steps of your career as a fundraiser. Even if you've worked in the business for a while you might find some important details you need to brush up on.

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Fundraising stripped naked: what matters in the end?

by Jennifer Ruthe

Freelance copywriter Jennifer Ruthe takes us back to basics and shares her top tips for how to be a successful fundraiser, even on a shoestring budget. From 'My first weeks as a fundraiser', SOFII’s series for those starting out in the profession.

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My first weeks as a fundraiser: where do I start?

by Ken Burnett

We present ‘My first weeks as a fundraiser’: a new series to guide you through the start of your fundraising career. It’s a treasure trove linking to the best of what’s on SOFII and elsewhere when it comes to the basics and essentials: everything you need to get your feet under the table. 

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