Archive for the ‘Government & Non-Profit’ Category

What is it like to work in a Nonprofit organization? especially in the fundraising area?

Monday, April 6th, 2009
nrichards34 asked:

I’m considering a degree in Nonprofit management with a fundraising certificate. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of working in a non-profit, however, I don’t really know what the day-to-day work load will be. Is it mostly a desk job or is it more of working with people? Is fundraising a hard job or can it be fun? Any info would help!

I need help with fundraising for the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Can anyone help me?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Secret asked:

I just started working with a fundraising company that was appointed by an important veterans organization to help raise funds for the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The executive director is amazing, she knows so many people and is inspiring.

My problem is that I can’t find anyone to get on board and I don’t get paid unless I raise funds. I have contacted all kinds of organizations across the countries to no avail. This is a nationwide initiative and I’m losing time and money.

The troops keep me going because they are so brave and selfless. I attended a benefit for disabled troops 10 days ago and I finally saw a product of what I could achived with all the time I spend trying to find sponsors. One day I will have my own fundraiser.

But until then, I’m running out of money and I need some good suggestions of organizations or individuals that will sponsor an event. Your troops will be greatful.
We are a new company and our site is still a little bare, supporttaskforce.com. We are affiliated with the Vietnam Veterans of America and Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund. We were featured in the Veteran, the VVA publication on page 4. We also just helped welcome troops from Walter Reed at a pizza party last week before the Achilles Hope & Possibilities Run in NYC.
All donations go directly to the VVAF for programs and services. We are paid by the VVA not from the funds we raise.
These programs will benefit the troops in mental and physical health services, career counseling services, homeless services, and services for the disabled.