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FUNDRAISER, IN-DEPTH: I Really Want To Empower People To Something Good

About this video 

Aaron, is a Fundraiser; he shares what he likes most about his job, its challenges,
his key decision, and his work-life balance. Creating a common conscious and empowering people about doing good in the world, along with talking to people are some of the things Aaron enjoys most about his job.

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.

On-the-Job Training

Yes

Quick Facts

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

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
Bachelor's degree
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m='14510'>And</span> <span m='16219'>I</span> <span m='16280'>really</span> <span m='16930'>want</span> <span m='17110'>to</span> <span m='17150'>empower</span> <span m='17510'>people</span> <span m='17740'>to</span> <span m='17810'>do</span> <span m='17960'>something</span> <span m='18340'>good</span> <span m='18600'>and</span> <span m='18860'>start</span> <span m='19740'>having</span> <span m='20000'>people</span> <span m='20330'>spend</span> <span m='20720'>their</span> <span m='20850'>money</span> <span m='21150'>in more</span> <span m='21360'>appropriate</span> <span m='21860'>places</span> <span m='22300'>or</span> <span m='22360'>places</span> <span m='22750'>that'll</span> <span m='22990'>have</span> <span m='23260'>a</span> <span m='23490'>more</span> <span m='23680'>sustainable</span> <span m='25380'>affect.</span> </p><p><span m='26250'>Convincing</span> <span m='26700'>strangers</span> <span m='27250'>that</span> <span m='27680'>there</span> <span m='27870'>are</span> <span m='27980'>people</span> <span m='28330'>that</span> <span m='28790'>are</span> <span m='28900'>truly</span> <span m='29570'>trying</span> <span m='29970'>to</span> <span m='30050'>do</span> <span m='30230'>good,</span> <span m='31590'>because</span> <span m='31990'>there</span> <span m='32200'>is</span> <span m='32340'>a</span> <span m='32430'>lot</span> <span m='32630'>of</span> <span m='32710'>mistrust.</span> <span m='33280'>And</span> <span m='33360'>obviously</span> <span m='34880'>cynicism</span> <span m='35530'>is</span> <span m='35660'>my</span> <span m='35780'>least</span> <span m='36040'>favorite</span> <span m='36280'>quality</span> <span m='36650'>in</span> <span m='36770'>this</span> <span m='36970'>world.</span> <span m='37270'>It</span> <span m='37340'>gets</span> <span m='37680'>nobody</span> <span m='38050'>anywhere.</span> <span m='39650'>And</span> <span m='39740'>I</span> <span m='39800'>do</span> <span m='40680'>believe</span> <span m='40990'>if</span> <span m='41140'>we</span> <span m='41230'>just</span> <span m='41440'>let</span> <span m='41540'>our</span> <span m='41640'>guards</span> <span m='41990'>down</span> <span m='42200'>for</span> <span m='42340'>a</span> <span m='42390'>second,</span> <span m='44390'>that</span> <span m='44880'>good</span> <span m='45060'>things</span> <span m='45310'>can</span> <span m='45420'>happen.</span> <span m='45740'>I</span> <span m='45790'>think</span> <span m='45990'>if</span> <span m='46080'>you</span> <span m='46220'>walk</span> <span m='46480'>around</span> <span m='46780'>this</span> <span m='46950'>planet</span> <span m='47310'>with</span> <span m='47430'>a</span> <span m='47500'>closed</span> <span m='47820'>fist,</span> <span m='48250'>no one</span> <span m='48460'>can put</span> <span m='48750'>cool</span> <span m='48960'>things</span> <span m='49250'>in</span> <span m='49320'>your</span> <span m='49410'>hand.</span> </p><p><span m='50520'>A</span> <span m='50620'>key</span> <span m='50840'>decision,</span> <span m='52160'>I'm</span> <span m='52240'>not</span> <span m='52440'>saying</span> <span m='52650'>it</span> <span m='52700'>was</span> <span m='52840'>a</span> <span m='52870'>good</span> <span m='53060'>or</span> <span m='53150'>bad</span> <span m='53430'>decision,</span> <span m='54510'>a</span> <span m='54630'>key</span> <span m='54830'>decision</span> <span m='56040'>to</span> <span m='56150'>getting</span> <span m='56390'>myself</span> <span m='56850'>where</span> <span m='56990'>I</span> <span m='57030'>am</span> <span m='57130'>now</span> <span m='57400'>is</span> <span m='57790'>to</span> <span m='60290'>not</span> <span m='60540'>really</span> <span m='60770'>believe</span> <span m='61120'>in</span> <span m='61200'>luck,</span> <span m='61460'>but</span> <span m='62050'>believe</span> <span m='62460'>that</span> <span m='63320'>good</span> <span m='63480'>preparation</span> <span m='64680'>and</span> <span m='64849'>waiting</span> <span m='65160'>for</span> <span m='65300'>an</span> <span m='65370'>opportunity,</span> <span m='66060'>and</span> <span m='66220'>taking</span> <span m='66490'>that</span> <span m='66660'>opportunity</span> <span m='67220'>will</span> <span m='67430'>get</span> <span m='67590'>you</span> <span m='68150'>to</span> <span m='68290'>the</span> <span m='68370'>right</span> <span m='68610'>path.</span> <span m='69070'>Now,</span> <span m='69530'>it's</span> <span m='69820'>not</span> <span m='69940'>very</span> <span m='70120'>difficult</span> <span m='70660'>to</span> <span m='70730'>find</span> <span m='70940'>work</span> <span m='71180'>in</span> <span m='71760'>the</span> <span m='71840'>bottom</span> <span m='72200'>levels.</span> <span m='72700'>It</span> <span m='72870'>is</span> <span m='73030'>difficult</span> <span m='73600'>to</span> <span m='73970'>sustain</span> <span m='74520'>the</span> <span m='74620'>job,</span> <span m='75800'>and</span> <span m='77020'>continually</span> <span m='78390'>keep</span> <span m='78580'>it</span> <span m='78710'>fresh</span> <span m='80100'>for</span> <span m='80220'>yourself</span> <span m='80560'>and</span> <span m='80710'>for</span> <span m='80870'>others,</span> <span m='81190'>and</span> <span m='81290'>those</span> <span m='81490'>people</span> <span m='81740'>that you</span> <span m='81940'>do</span> <span m='82310'>interact</span> <span m='82750'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='84120'>Because</span> <span m='84450'>I'm</span> <span m='84570'>now</span> <span m='84860'>higher</span> <span m='85230'>up,</span> <span m='85530'>because</span> <span m='85770'>I'm</span> <span m='85870'>more</span> <span m='86120'>in the</span> <span m='86240'>managerial</span> <span m='87330'>sect</span> <span m='87800'>of</span> <span m='87880'>it,</span> <span m='88620'>work</span> <span m='88950'>is</span> <span m='89080'>about</span> <span m='89920'>40</span> <span m='90200'>to</span> <span m='90270'>45</span> <span m='90790'>hours</span> <span m='91070'>per</span> <span m='91210'>week</span> <span m='92150'>for</span> <span m='92450'>someone</span> <span m='92670'>in</span> <span m='92760'>my</span> <span m='92900'>position.</span> <span m='94230'>Fortunately,</span> <span m='94820'>I</span> <span m='94870'>work</span> <span m='95100'>with</span> <span m='95230'>some</span> <span m='95350'>of</span> <span m='95390'>the</span> <span m='95470'>coolest</span> <span m='95750'>people</span> <span m='95980'>I've</span> <span m='96100'>ever</span> <span m='96270'>met.</span> <span m='97050'>I'll</span> <span m='97220'>consider</span> <span m='97590'>them</span> <span m='97770'>to</span> <span m='97850'>be</span> <span m='97940'>my</span> <span m='98110'>friends.</span> <span m='99150'>So</span> <span m='99850'>it</span> <span m='99990'>is</span> <span m='100110'>a</span> <span m='100170'>part</span> <span m='100380'>of</span> <span m='100420'>my</span> <span m='100520'>life</span> <span m='100800'>while I'm</span> <span m='100940'>here,</span> <span m='101120'>and</span> <span m='101210'>then</span> <span m='101350'>I</span> <span m='101440'>also</span> <span m='101730'>have</span> <span m='101910'>a</span> <span m='101960'>personal</span> <span m='102410'>life</span> <span m='102640'>back</span> <span m='102890'>home</span> <span m='103010'>where</span> <span m='103140'>I</span> <span m='103180'>get</span> <span m='103350'>to</span> <span m='103430'>be</span> <span m='103550'>reclusive</span> <span m='104030'>again,</span> <span m='104240'>and</span> <span m='104340'>write</span> <span m='104530'>music,</span> <span m='104910'>and</span> <span m='106450'>write</span> <span m='106700'>poetry,</span> <span m='107010'>or write</span> <span m='107050'>prose.</span> </p>","file":{"id":340727,"video_id":"3087466897001","name":"1768-Aaron -p- Fundraiser2 In-depth","duration":108322,"thumbnail_url":null}});