Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director of Development (Fundraising) in New York:
"Know your worth."
Invest the organization to see what resources are in place ( staff support) and ask employer would be open to expanding your team to get addition support.
Director of Development (Fundraising) in Ames:
"Relationship-building position and industry."
Relationships are very important, but it takes time to build them. Must have knowledge of higher education and be willing to travel. It's great to build your own travel schedule, but you will be on the road.
Director of Development (Fundraising) in Walla Walla:
"Work Can Be Stressful."
Make sure you fully understand the expectations. Don't get caught in the trap of working too much at home or weekends.