Dear Leaders: Three Essential Skills Fundraisers Must Master 

Little did I know at the ripe age of 18, I would one day become a suited executive and author giving big speeches around the country. On the verge of adulthood, I saw myself as a budding reporter. My senior year of college, I was processing press releases and writing op eds as an intern at the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald. I was going to hit the jackpot, I thought. I would work for Rolling Stone magazine, where I’d meet the bands who changed my life and kept me sane through middle school. I had a plan.

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