Each one of us has a story to tell, especially when it comes to why we become development professionals. I had hired an incredible campaign director who wrote an interesting story of how he first got into the fundraising business, and the impact it made on his career as a development officer, and later as a consultant. Below is Bruce Bryne's story:
"I knew a district manager for a promotional advertising sales firm and was also volunteering for an Archdiocesan Catholic Social Service Agency when I became interested in fundraising. The Agency maintained multiple programs for the blind, hearing and speech impaired and mentally retarded as well as focused on rehabilitation, behavioral health, migration and many others. It was at this point that I realized I wanted to work in a profession where I could help others.