My newest book, Get the Job! is finally done! It took me three years to write, and I’m so happy to share it with you. It’s got all of my years of experience helping people find jobs, not just fundraising jobs, but especially fundraising jobs. It’s got sample cover letters, sample resumes, and tons of advice about how you can empower yourself in your nonprofit career. Since fundraising staff tend to leave after 12-18 months, this book can help you learn how to stick around longer, if you want to. It can also help you figure out how to respond to a dysfunctional workplace.

Fundraising Job Book
Get The Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide

It’s hard to find useful fundraising career advice. People just say “Stick with it! You’ll be rewarded!”

But according to the Bridgespan Group, most nonprofit staff are NOT being groomed for leadership, and only 33% of the time do people from inside the nonprofit even attempt to fill senior leadership level positions.

More than that, according to the 2013 Compasspoint Underdeveloped Report, 21% of development directors in small nonprofits are looking to move out of their current position, and 29% expect to leave the field of fundraising in the next 5 years.

That means that if you’re in your first fundraising job now, odds are you’ll have another 2-3 jobs in the next 5 years. That means you need to get savvy on how to get the right fundraising job for you. Don’t get stuck in a bad situation! But how can you recognize a bad situation? This book will show you how, right in the interview.

This book represents the culmination of all of my years of experience looking for fundraising jobs, from how to create a killer cover letter to how to ace the interview. From speaking your truth at work (and calling out dysfunctional organizational culture), to how to succeed in your first 80 days.

How do I know all of this? Because girl I have been there!

I have been a development assistant, a development associate, a development officer and a development director, as well as a co-founder of a nonprofit and a development consultant. I’ve run big galas, career fairs, auctions, outreach festivals. I’ve written appeal letters and gotten grants. I’ve designed annual reports, marketing materials, and more.

In this book, you will get advice and materials that are easy to use and created especially for you, the busy fundraising professional.

You’ll learn:

For only $39.97, you can get a clear roadmap to succeeding in your fundraising career.
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About the author:

Mazarine Treyz has connected nonprofit jobseekers and employers for over five years. She has:

What are people saying about the book?

I just ordered your book Get the Job. Five minutes after placing the order the phone rang and I was called to come in for an interview with an organization that would be a wonderful next step in my career. That is what I call fast results! -Julie

What’s inside the book? I’m glad you asked. Here’s the table of contents.

Table of Contents

About the Author vi
Intro viii
Finding the Job 1
How to Never Miss a Job Posting Ever Again 1
Job Search Sites 4
LinkedIn For Your Nonprofit Job Search
What Skills Do You Need to Be a Good Fundraiser?
What Kinds of Fundraising Jobs Are There?
What’s In A Title?
Applying for the Job 31
Writing Your Cover Letter
Sample Cover Letter #1
Sample Cover Letter #2
Writing Your Resume
Sample Resume #1
Sample Resume #2 47
Applying For Nonprofit Jobs Online: Take it or Leave it 49
Looking for Work: Passion for the Mission is a MUST! 51
At-Will Employment WTF 55
But They All Want 5 Years of Experience! 57
Interviewing 60
10 Interview Questions You May Be Asked
6 More Interview Questions You May Be Asked
10 Stories To Tell In Your Interview
10 Questions to Ask in Your Fundraising Job Interview
6 Interview Questions to Find Out if Your Boss Will be a Bully
Sniff out for the Setup in the Interview 74
Cheat Sheet of Good Questions to Take To Your Next Interview 78
How to Negotiate Your Nonprofit Salary 81
Do Your research
How to Negotiate a Bigger Salary at a Nonprofit
Case Study of How to Negotiate Your Nonprofit Salary
Why Are We Paid So Little?
Now You’ve Got the Job 93
Too Many Interruptions? Try Solution focused Questions
Do You Have a Super Job?
How to Delegate Your Work
Moving On Up
How Can You Climb The Ladder?
Don’t Be a Leader. Be a Builder.
Why Sit On a Board?
6 Ways to be a good nonprofit leader 116
Case Studies of Nonprofit Careers
How to Become a Chief Development Officer 120
How to Be an Executive Director 123
Getting into Political Fundraising
Getting into Planned Giving 133
Are You Feeling Stuck?
Becoming a Nonprofit Consultant 140
Articulating Your Needs
Do You Have Any Thought-Terminating Cliches?
Change Your Language, Change Your Life
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, So Learn Some Vocabulary! 148
Clarifying Your Demands
Fire the Assholes, and the Company Culture Will Change 153
Managing Up, What Does it Mean?
Grading Your Boss
Brooking No Argument
How to Respond if Your Boss Yells at You
Bullying Bosses Can Cause Employee Suicide
What is Rankism? 168
Are You Attacked for Your Fashion? 171
Are You Attacked for Not Being Corporate Enough? 175
23 Fundraising Career Mistakes I Hope You Won’t Make 181
Speaking Your Truth At Work
Aw Girl, Are You Jaded?
Step Off the Fundraising Treadmil 186
Do You hate Your Job? 3 Reasons Why 188
Do You Want to Know Who REALLY Has Cause Fatigue? 191
Are You a Wage Slave? Take This Quiz 193
10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working In Fundraising
Breaking Out of Fundraising 199
Motivation 204
So, What’s My Motivation In This Scene? 204
Are You Obsessed with Saving the World?
What Are Your Attitudes About Money and Value?
How can You Recover from a Toxic Workplace? 214
Self Care Habits 217
Conclusion 219
Bibliography 220
Worksheets 223
What-How-Wow Stories
Rockin’ Internship Description 225
Volunteer Job Ideas checklist
Sample 3 Month Review
LinkedIn Profile Checklist
How to Become a Fundraising Consultant
Consulting Email to Set Expectations
Sample Development Consulting Timesheet
Outro 238

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