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FUNDRAISER: Believes His Generation Is One Of The First That Can Eradicate Poverty

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Aaron works as a Fundraiser for a charity — he shares what his work entails and how he got involved in this line of work, including what he has learned so far. His goal is to raise awareness in people about poverty and hope they take action on the spot.

Degree: English Language and Literature
Job Title: Nonprofit Fundraiser

Job Summary: Fundraisers

Job Description

Fundraisers organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organization. May design and produce promotional materials. May also raise awareness of the organization's work, goals, and financial needs.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 21 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
Bachelor's degree
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m='13810'>they're</span> <span m='14960'>understanding</span> <span m='15440'>what's</span> <span m='15630'>going on</span> <span m='15830'>in</span> <span m='16030'>the</span> <span m='16110'>world</span> <span m='16800'>concerning</span> <span m='17280'>these</span> <span m='17510'>children.</span> <span m='18130'>And</span> <span m='18260'>hope</span> <span m='18580'>that</span> <span m='18810'>they</span> <span m='18980'>will</span> <span m='19310'>take</span> <span m='19560'>some</span> <span m='19720'>action</span> <span m='20150'>on</span> <span m='20250'>the</span> <span m='20330'>spot,</span> <span m='20760'>because</span> <span m='21000'>I</span> <span m='21070'>think</span> <span m='22220'>there</span> <span m='22330'>are</span> <span m='22390'>a</span> <span m='22450'>lot</span> <span m='22600'>of</span> <span m='22660'>people</span> <span m='23160'>who are</span> <span m='23830'>willing</span> <span m='24160'>to</span> <span m='24220'>help</span> <span m='24430'>and</span> <span m='24530'>just</span> <span m='24720'>don't</span> <span m='24850'>know</span> <span m='24980'>how</span> <span m='25140'>to.</span> <span m='25440'>And I</span> <span m='25550'>really</span> <span m='25770'>want</span> <span m='25960'>to</span> <span m='26950'>stop</span> <span m='27290'>that</span> <span m='27530'>from</span> <span m='27670'>happening</span> <span m='28380'>and</span> <span m='28820'>have</span> <span m='28990'>people</span> <span m='29210'>take</span> <span m='29390'>action.</span> </p><p><span m='29920'>I</span> <span m='30100'>do</span> <span m='30330'>believe</span> <span m='30590'>that</span> <span m='30750'>we</span> <span m='30900'>are</span> <span m='31030'>one</span> <span m='31160'>of</span> <span m='31200'>the</span> <span m='31270'>first</span> <span m='31590'>generations</span> <span m='31845'>that</span> <span m='32100'>can</span> <span m='32390'>eradicate</span> <span m='32830'>poverty</span> <span m='33135'>for these</span> <span m='33440'>children</span> <span m='33825'>in this</span> <span m='34210'>world.</span> <span m='35382'>So</span> <span m='35820'>it's</span> <span m='35980'>about</span> <span m='36520'>finding</span> <span m='36980'>a</span> <span m='37050'>collaborative</span> <span m='37830'>effort</span> <span m='38590'>in the</span> <span m='39080'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='40110'>It started</span> <span m='40570'>in</span> <span m='40830'>New</span> <span m='40900'>York</span> <span m='41140'>City,</span> <span m='41890'>I went to</span> <span m='42150'>school</span> <span m='42600'>out there,</span> <span m='43600'>and</span> <span m='44020'>I</span> <span m='44070'>was</span> <span m='44350'>freelance</span> <span m='44770'>writing</span> <span m='45070'>before</span> <span m='45370'>I was doing this.</span> <span m='45990'>I</span> <span m='46030'>taught</span> <span m='46280'>music,</span> <span m='46660'>I was</span> <span m='46850'>freelance</span> <span m='47110'>writing.</span> <span m='48990'>It</span> <span m='49050'>wasn't</span> <span m='49400'>as</span> <span m='49610'>stable</span> <span m='50020'>as</span> <span m='50120'>I would</span> <span m='50210'>like it</span> <span m='50490'>to be.</span> <span m='50780'>I</span> <span m='50830'>did</span> <span m='51020'>want</span> <span m='51240'>to</span> <span m='51480'>do</span> <span m='51640'>writing</span> <span m='51970'>as</span> <span m='52160'>a</span> <span m='52210'>profession,</span> <span m='53310'>but</span> <span m='53390'>New</span> <span m='53550'>York</span> <span m='53855'>City</span> <span m='54160'>has</span> <span m='54300'>a</span> <span m='54350'>very</span> <span m='54550'>high</span> <span m='54680'>standard</span> <span m='55050'>of</span> <span m='55140'>living.</span> <span m='57150'>I went</span> <span m='57350'>abroad.</span> <span m='57730'>I</span> <span m='57800'>did</span> <span m='58140'>some</span> <span m='58300'>work</span> <span m='59050'>in</span> <span m='59910'>the</span> <span m='60040'>developing</span> <span m='60570'>world</span> <span m='61210'>and</span> <span m='61660'>I</span> <span m='62420'>decided</span> <span m='62830'>when I</span> <span m='62920'>came</span> <span m='63120'>back,</span> <span m='63340'>I</span> <span m='63430'>sponsored</span> <span m='63820'>a</span> <span m='63900'>kid</span> <span m='64150'>through</span> <span m='64209'>my</span> <span m='64349'>friend,</span> <span m='64599'>who</span> <span m='64670'>was</span> <span m='64780'>doing</span> <span m='64959'>this</span> <span m='65120'>job,</span> <span m='65340'>and</span> <span m='65430'>I</span> <span m='65510'>ended</span> <span m='65720'>up</span> <span m='66020'>getting</span> <span m='66260'>a</span> <span m='66310'>job</span> <span m='66620'>through</span> <span m='66770'>him.</span> <span m='68280'>Since</span> <span m='68660'>then,</span> <span m='69250'>I've</span> <span m='70300'>found</span> <span m='72400'>over</span> <span m='72760'>1500</span> <span m='73330'>sponsors</span> <span m='75660'>and</span> <span m='76010'>I'm now</span> <span m='76190'>spearheading</span> <span m='76790'>a</span> <span m='76830'>campaign</span> <span m='77250'>here</span> <span m='77420'>at</span> <span m='77520'>Berkeley.</span> </p><p><span m='78900'>I</span> <span m='78990'>guess</span> <span m='79240'>I</span> <span m='79280'>didn't</span> <span m='79550'>understand</span> <span m='81090'>the</span> <span m='81250'>business</span> <span m='81690'>as</span> <span m='81870'>thoroughly</span> <span m='82880'>as</span> <span m='83020'>I</span> <span m='83080'>do</span> <span m='83250'>now.</span> <span m='83720'>I</span> <span m='83830'>understand</span> <span m='85990'>certain</span> <span m='86310'>points</span> <span m='86880'>and</span> <span m='87020'>marks</span> <span m='87340'>that</span> <span m='87420'>need</span> <span m='87610'>to</span> <span m='87690'>be</span> <span m='87770'>made</span> <span m='88900'>each</span> <span m='89280'>quarter,</span> <span m='90040'>each</span> <span m='90220'>year,</span> <span m='90700'>in</span> <span m='90840'>order</span> <span m='91060'>for</span> <span m='91430'>success</span> <span m='92050'>to</span> <span m='92140'>be</span> <span m='92990'>obtained</span> <span m='93380'>by</span> <span m='93500'>the</span> <span m='93630'>charity</span> <span m='93970'>and</span> <span m='94410'>thus</span> <span m='94710'>the</span> <span m='94800'>company.</span> <span m='97570'>I</span> <span m='97630'>didn't</span> <span m='97930'>understand</span> <span m='98370'>the</span> <span m='98440'>politics</span> <span m='98960'>behind it,</span> <span m='99620'>either.</span> <span m='100100'>I</span> <span m='100190'>was</span> <span m='100390'>more</span> <span m='101940'>focused</span> <span m='102430'>on</span> <span m='103170'>the</span> <span m='103290'>children.</span> <span m='104370'>But</span> <span m='104500'>obviously,</span> <span m='104860'>now</span> <span m='105110'>that</span> <span m='105260'>I've</span> <span m='105360'>become</span> <span m='105610'>more</span> <span m='105790'>integrated,</span> <span m='110500'>it</span> <span m='110680'>becomes</span> <span m='111060'>kind</span> <span m='111230'>of</span> <span m='111290'>a</span> <span m='111360'>turnoff</span> <span m='111720'>at</span> <span m='111820'>some</span> <span m='111990'>point</span> <span m='112180'>when</span> <span m='112310'>you</span> <span m='112400'>understand</span> <span m='113060'>the</span> <span m='113800'>business</span> <span m='114270'>behind</span> <span m='114630'>things</span> <span m='115380'>and</span> <span m='116160'>motives</span> <span m='116600'>for</span> <span m='116730'>certain</span> <span m='117010'>people,</span> <span m='117480'>as</span> <span m='117620'>opposed</span> <span m='118030'>to</span> <span m='118140'>your</span> <span m='119430'>almost</span> <span m='119890'>innate,</span> <span m='120460'>impulsive</span> <span m='121660'>motives.</span> </p>","file":{"id":340728,"video_id":"3087439663001","name":"1767-Aaron -p- Fundraiser","duration":122672,"thumbnail_url":null}});