# 47 | What's getting in the way of your fundraising career, and what you can do about it?
This afternoon at AFP ICON 2019 in San Antonio, Mazarine Treyz, author of Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, is helping discouraged fundraising professionals answer the difficult questions of why their fundraising career might not be going anywhere and what they can do about it. Mazarine insists the barriers to your next interview are not your lack of a CFRE or masters degree.
Maz encouraged those in the room to include the real numbers behind their previous experience and offered the insightful observation that your cover letter is a great place to demonstrate that you’re a great story-teller. During an interview, Mazarine encourages fundraisers to ask great questions such as, “Who will I learn from?” and, “How we will celebrate our successes?”. In the end, let’s be sure to keep up our confidence and recognize that it’s a seller’s market out there when it comes to good fundraising talent.
Interested in joining us for the next stop on the How Fundraising Really Works roadshow?
Here’s some feedback from those who attended our seminar in Toronto last month.
“I haven’t enjoyed a fundraising workshop as much as yours in many, many years!” — Maryann Kerr, CEO, The Medalist Group, Toronto, 2019
“Probably one of the best days of professional development I've experienced.” — Jack Silverstein, VP, Development at National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA, Ottawa, 2019
“I found the seminar fun, instructive, affirming and educational.” — Sue Ellen English, National Director, Development, Prison Fellowship Canada
If you're interested in joining us at an upcoming stop on the How Fundraising Really Works roadshow, it's it important to know that this is not the typical “Tips and Tricks” experience we've grown accustom to. Instead, we're going to confront the real reasons for why most fundraising strategies are designed to fail, challenge everyone’s assumptions about how fundraising really works, and ensure that fundraising professionals know how to be recognized and admired for meaningful work. Anyone who isn’t thinking more critically about the fundraising profession when they leave wasn’t paying attention.
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